May Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

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“This year, 489,190 people used the Parkway in May compared to 535,303 who were counted in 2013,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser.

HEADQUARTERS, TUPELO, MS: “The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a slight decrease in May recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 489,190 people used the Parkway in May compared to 535,303 who were counted in 2013.”

 20142013
January466,706443,307
February422,365422,579
March491,577349,273
April512,813512,248
May489,190535,303
Year to date2,382,6512,262,710

These numbers continue to put the Natchez Trace Parkway on track to be among the top ten most visited National Park Service sites.  The Natchez Trace Parkway has numerous recreational activities to match any interest or experience level.  Whether camping, motorcycling, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, or horseback riding, there are countless opportunities to experience the history, culture, and natural resources of the area.

To find out more about upcoming programs and general information about the Natchez Trace Parkway, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/natr.

About the National Park Service.  More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 398 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov