May Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

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.”

  2014 2013
January 466,706 443,307
February 422,365 422,579
March 491,577 349,273
April 512,813 512,248
May 489,190 535,303
Year to date 2,382,651 2,262,710

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.

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