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Night Skies on the Natchez Trace Parkway

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View night phenomena along the Natchez Trace Parkway. A collaborative video with the Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium

One sky visible at many parks.

If you are camping, of course you can view the night skies all night long. With a few exceptions, other places along the Parkway are closed after sunset to protect the resource.

Places that are open until 10pm are:
  • Big Tree Overlook - milepost 439.4 (north end)
  • Little Mountain Exhibit Shelter - milepost 193.1 (central area)
  • Reservoir Overlook - milepost 105.6 (south end)
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    Last updated: February 14, 2023