Natchez Trace Parkway

All-American RoadAlabama, Mississippi, Tennessee

Driving the Byway

The entire Parkway is a two-lane, undivided linear drive between Nashville, TN, on the north and Natchez, MS, on the south. On its way, the Parkway crosses the northwest corner of Alabama.

Tennessee Section

  • Start in Pasquo, Tennessee just south of Nashville at the parkway's junction with Tennessee Route 100. From there, the Trace travels south to the Alabama state line.

Alabama Section

  • Start southwest of Cypress Inn, TN, at the state line of Tennessee and Alabama on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
  • Drive southwest, remaining on the Parkway the entire time, to the state line of Alabama and Mississippi.

Mississippi Section

  • Start at the Mississippi-Alabama border near Tishomingo State Park.
  • Travel southeast through Tupelo, past the Chicksaw Agency, and briefly through Tombigbee National Forest.
  • The Parkway will pass through several more towns on the way south, such as Mantee, Mathiston and French Camp.
  • Continue through Kosclusko.
  • The Parkway continues southeast to Jackson, passing by the Ross Barnett Reservoir to the east and the junctions of MS-43 and US 51 to the west.
  • Once past Jackson the Parkway resumes in Clinton.
  • At Clinton, take the Parkway southwest, passing through Port Gibson and Lorman until you reach Natchez where the byway ends.