Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, MO

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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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Russellville, Arkansas
"Awesome "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 26, 2020 NEW
Gorgeous place to visit. Took the tram tour and Ian our guide was great and funny. They have whitetail deer, buffalos, elk and some Longhorns to see. Lots of great hiking trails and they have bike rentals.
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Kansas City, Missouri
"Really fun and beautiful. Rent the bikes!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2020 NEW
Great day of strolling along the path on a rented bike. The full trailer is just under 4 miles out, turn around and 4 miles back. Only a couple hills. Even with a 9 year old he did fine. Entry was about $71 for four (kids are a little cheaper) and $63.59 for four bikes. You can also bring your own.
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Bismarck, North Dakota
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2020 NEW
We went in January so it was pretty chilly. We took the tram tour and it was great. Our tour guide was awesome and very patient with those who wanted to take pictures and also did a great job of taking them for us and telling us where to stand to get the pictures. It was very beautiful. We stopped at the restaurant there for drinks and appetizers. The mushrooms were out of this world. We even got a second order they were so good. All in all a great way to spend a few hours.
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
"A Bonus to an already great Branson visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 05, 2020 NEW
This tour through Dogwood Canyon (only 30 minutes SW of Branson) delivered far more than we had imagined. It was not only one of the more beautiful and relaxing guided tours through the 'hills and dales' of Missouri; but the lunch following the tour in the well-appointed lodge was outstanding (and memorable). Johnny Morris certainly knows how to do it up right!
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Lakehurst, New Jersey
"Wonderful time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2020 NEW
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. We spent time in the nature center, explored the tree house and took the tram ride. Ian was an excellent guide, very informative and personable. It was thrilling to be close to the elk and bison. We definitely recommend visiting here.
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