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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Anthem, Arizona
"Really wonderful place "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2020 NEW
Relaxing and educational as well as really beautiful! We walked part of it and then had lunch by the waterfall and it was really great. We also did the 2 hour tram tour with our wonderful guide David who was really great (he told us to say that) it is true though! Really enjoyed ourselves!
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Montgomery, Texas
"Peaceful and Beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2020 NEW
I enjoyed this nature park so much the first time I was here two years ago, I brought my husband with me this time so he could marvel at this beautiful place, too. We walked all the way to the last waterfall and back. We are avid hikers so the almost seven miles round trip was easy for us and took about 2 1/2 hours. The tram ride takes you a little further to see animals but we didn't mind missing them. This park has been exquisitely designed and maintained to look as natural as possible, with enhancements and is well worth the cost to enter and enjoy. There is a restaurant onsite but I recommend taking in a snack or picnic and drinks and finding a nice spot to rest and eat and exist in nature. It's so peaceful here, a welcome escape from the cares of the world.
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Jerry M
Springfield, Ohio
"Well worth our time and money"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2020 NEW
We really enjoyed our time at Dogwood Canyon today. A friend recommended it to us and we are glad we went. So many things to see. We enjoyed the tram ride around the park. It’s worth the $30 to see everything and our Guide Bob as great! So neat to see the buffalo, elk, and huge long horn cattle. All the water falls are beautiful throughout the park. Huge trout in the streams. We really enjoyed our time here and recommend it to you and your family. The cost is a little high but worth it. The food in the restaurant was expensive but very good with large portions.
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Marge B
Roanoke, Illinois
"Awesome place to spend the day!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2020 NEW
This was our first trip to dogwood canyon. What a wonderful day we spent walking the paved trails, stopping to look at the gorgeous waterfalls, eating at the restaurant, and doing the fabulous tram tour. Dave was our driver and he did an outstanding job filling us in on the history of the Ozarks and keeping us laughing with his jokes. The park is a beautiful example of God’s creation and we enjoyed it immensely. Everything is well kept and maintained.We would definitely spend the day there again!
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Moore, Oklahoma
"Spend your money here, it's worth it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 11, 2020 NEW
A lot of people travel to Eureka Springs and Branson and they don't go to this place that is close to both. Dogwood Canyon is an incredible place. We did the Wildlife Tram Tour that lasts 2 hours and takes you to see the whole place. To some it may seem expensive but it is worth it. The park is too big to be explored on foot or by bicycle.
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