Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, MO

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Overview

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.

Description

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.

COMBO:
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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NebraskaTravelBuddy
Lincoln, Nebraska
"Best part of our vacation!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2019 NEW
I’m in love with Dogwood. This was our first visit, and I’m certain we’ll be back. While it was more expensive than hiking at a state park, it was worth every penny of the $60 for our family of five to enter. Show your Silver Dollar City ticket and you’ll get a few bucks off. They also offer a veteran discount. The grounds are immaculate, but yet you can take off on more primitive trails, too. We walked the entire park -about seven miles. We saw at least five bald eagles (likely more), a pileated woodpecker, a heron, and a family of deer (up close and personal). We thought we’d be able to see the bison and elk at the trail’s end, but were disappointed to learn you can only go that far on the tram. Ended our hike with a stop at the most amazing treehouse.
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Nicole O
"Pictures do not give it justice"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 02, 2019 NEW
This is a beautiful nature park we stumbled on. I highly advise getting your tram tour tickets early like we did because they sell out fast. Our guide was David and he was amazing, you need to ask for him. You can easily spend all day here. its great for the whole family. honestly!!
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RPO129
San Antonio, Texas
"beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 02, 2019 NEW
Great destination as part of our Couples Trip in Branson. We chose to ride the tram for a 2 hour tour. The driver narrated the entire trip with several stops for photos and a chance to see nature. Great for families as well. We tried to do the private jeep tour but our group was too large (8 people). Beautiful facilities include displays, Tree House, Restuarant & learning center. Highly recommend.
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GhiaGal1
Russellville, Arkansas
"Private Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019 NEW
Tours for up to three guest per vehicle are offered year-round. Our guide, David, provided two full hours of interesting fact regarding the local flora and fauna. As the weather was cold and rainy we opted for an enclosed Jeep which provided us with a warm, comfortable trip. Other guest were left exposed in open air trams which are not afforded the opportunity to visit the off-road trails with multiple creek crossings. David took special care to show us many special features of the park all while demonstrating infinite patience with our questions. The price of the tour is the same for one passenger to three. Ask for David. And ask how he came to be in rural Missouri from Ohio. Fascinating story.
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494JayS
Bettendorf, Iowa
"Amazing Guide David"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
Had such a great time yesterday morning. There were 6 of us and we called the day before to reserve seats on the tram tour. It sells out so be sure to plan ahead. David was great. Funny and informative with a very pleasant kid and adult friendly attitude. Was a great couple hours and make sure you eat lunch out there as well.
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