Natchez Trace State Park


As of Oct. 25, 2017: The northwest corner of the Cub Lake Trail is closed until further notice. Heavy rains created dangerous trail erosion and damaged several bridges. Additional info is available at the trailhead kiosk or park office. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Natchez Trace Go Green

The mission of the Tennessee State Parks Go Green With Us program is to preserve and protect our state parks through sustainable park operations, resource conservation, and recycling. Program components cover a diverse array of initiatives, including energy and water conservation through equipment and operations upgrades, recycling programs, projects to enhance ecosystem health, and erosion control, among many others.

  • Natchez Trace State Park inn, conference center, Pin Oak Lodge, and Western Spur Restaurant are all Tennessee Green Hospitality Program-certified. This means they have systems in place that minimize energy consumption, waste, and material consumption, while encouraging environmental improvements.
  • The park composts food waste from the park’s restaurant. Compost will be used around the park.
  • Park rangers contuct controlled burns to help maintain ecosystem health.