Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway are Released

HEADQUARTERS, TUPELO, MS: “From January through September 2018, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced overall increases in the number of recreational visits above the 2017 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, an average of 547,458 visitors per month used the Parkway from January through September 2018 compared to 540,487 who were counted in 2017.”

Month 2017 2018
January 451,904 520,652
February 488,458 493,303
March 554,127 548,460
April 564,210 562,551
May 551,306 532,313
June 559,359 567,551
July 584,721 593,998
August 533,212 555,756
September 577,087 552,542
Year to Date 4,864,384 4,927,126

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.

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