The Natchez Trace Parkway manages three campgrounds along the length of the 444-mile Parkway. The three Parkway campgrounds are free, primitive, and available on a first come, first serve basis. They do not offer electricity, showers, or dump stations. The maximum stay at our campgrounds is 14 days.
Check out specific information about each front-country campground. Or navigate back to our front page and select the "Where to Stay" button.
Camping must take place within designated campgrounds. The Natchez Trace Parkway does not allow dispersed camping.
- Exception: Through hikers may apply for a permit to camp in places other than the campgrounds.
- Those who are biking the Parkway may be interested in the bicycle-only campgrounds along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Note: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has banned the transport of firewood from some states to prevent the spread of highly destructive insects.
Campgrounds are self serve, no reservations, no fee, no hook-ups
Last updated: June 1, 2021