Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, MO

Wonders of Wildlife Conservation Organization IR Johnny Morris Foundation2038 West State Highway 86Lampe, MO 65681
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Calling all who love the great outdoors! Dogwood Canyon Nature Park boasts 10,000 acres of Ozark Mountain landscape, drawing adventurers from all over the country to explore the flowing waterfalls, ancient burial caves, hiking and walking trails, pristine trout streams, and more. From biking to horseback riding tours and everything in between, there’s an adventure for everyone available at the park.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lampe Travel Experts
  • More than 10,000 acres of Ozark Mountain land to explore.
  • Owned and managed by the Dogwood Canyon Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the canyon’s natural plant and wildlife environment.
  • Free parking is available to guests.
  • Dogs on leashes are allowed at an additional fee.
  • Age and physical restrictions may apply to particular activities.


from Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a one-of-a-kind experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers of all ages. Covering 10,000 acres of pristine Ozark Mountain landscape, the park has miles of crystal-clear trout streams, cascading waterfalls, ancient burial caves, unique hand-built bridges, and bottomless, blue-green pools.

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park stretches across the Missouri-Arkansas border, just south of Branson, MO. The entrance is located on Missouri Highway 86, approximately 16 miles west of U.S. Highway 65.

Dogwood Canyon Single-Day Ticket:
• Grants you access to The Dogwood Mill & Artifact Display, Canyon Grill Restaurant, Treehouse (as seen on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters television series), Nature & Conservation Center, plus, the ½ mile Hickory Ridge Trail.
• Walking & Hiking on 6.5 miles of paved paths and 9 miles of trails.

You can upgrade your Single-Day Ticket for an additional fee at the park to include adventures like Biking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Segway Tours, Wildlife Tram Tours, and Private Tours.

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park Lampe, MO & Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife Springfield, MO.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park & the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium & are located in the Ozarks about 50 miles apart. The Dogwood Canyon & Wonders of Wildlife ticket includes entry to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, welcoming you to the Mill, Canyon Grill Restaurant, Artifact Display, Nature & Conservation Center, Treehouse Masters Treehouse, miles of paved and rugged trails - perfect for walking, hiking, or biking (bike and kiddie-cart rental available or bring your own), various seasonal outdoor/conservation-focused activities, and exciting fee-based Adventures!

AND Wonders of Wildlife's Aquarium Adventure & Wildlife Galleries in Springfield, Missouri are a short 1-hour drive north of the canyon, in the heart of Springfield. You’ll find a massive 350,000 square foot structure filled with a mile of trail passing by over 800 species of live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Plus, you'll be transported to the wildest places on earth with an inspirational journey around the world celebrating people who hunt, fish and act as stewards of the land and water.

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Cathy H
"Great way to spend an afternoon!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2019 NEW
We had a wonderful time at Dogwood Canyon. Our lunch was delicious, and the service was excellent. The tram tour was the highlight for us. Wes was a fantastic tour guide. He even offered to let our infant grandson ride in the truck with him when he grew hot and fussy on the tram ride. We loved seeing the beautiful trout, mink, elk, bison, and longhorns. Wes knew so many details about the wildlife and history of the canyon that we all felt we learned a lot during the tour. Don’t hesitate to visit, you’ll be glad you did!
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
"Worth a visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019 NEW
My wife and I visited here on our way from Branson, Mo. to Eureka Springs. The park is spectacular. You enter through a reproduction grist mill (not working on our visit) and travel through several historic exhibits. The scenery was spectacular at every turn. We took the tram tour (about 2 hours) and found it well worth it. We were able to see bison, elk, and longhorn cattle up close. Even though the temperature was 90+ degrees, we were comfortable on the tram. Had it been cooler, we probably would have done some hiking on our own. Lunch at the restaurant was excellent.
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Sturgis, Michigan
"Tram Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2019 NEW
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is extraordinary. Waterfalls, quiet pools filled with trout, grist mill, dining, museums and more. You can hike or bike to most of the attractions, but if that is not your thing or it is too hot like it was when we visited in August, make sure you take the tram. Worth every penny. Also gives you access to the animal pastures, which you are not allowed to enter otherwise.
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"Amazing Stop For All Ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2019 NEW
I took a large group to Dogwood Canyon last week and wasn't sure if there would be enough to entertain the wide variety of age groups I had with me (10-70). We could not have been more pleased with our stop there! We took the two hour tram tour with "Miller" and learned a tremendous amount about the park itself, the habitat for the animals and their preservation plans. It was fantastic! Everyone from all ages loved it and the best part was the Chuck Wagon Lunch Buffet we had after the tour. The food was excellent quality, large amounts and well worth what we paid. It ended up being our BEST group meal all week. Definitely worth building in to your visit. Wish we had more time scheduled there to rent bikes, fish etc... as it is a perfect setting for a nice relaxing day. If you are in the Branson area, make the drive to Dogwood for sure - you won't be disappointed!
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Woodstock, Illinois
"The horseback is amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2019 NEW
This park is beyond beautiful! If you want to see parts that are not accessible any other way, go on the guided horseback tour! From beginner to expert, the staff will make sure you are paired with the right horse to give you a great experience! Small groups so the attention is personal. Even if you never rode a horse, you will enjoy it!
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