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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Michelle G
"Great Bike Ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 08, 2020 NEW
We initially wanted to go to Dogwood Canyon to horseback ride, but my husband and I were unable to do it once we arrived. We ended up renting bikes for the day ($15 per person) and rode the trail. It is 3.2 miles each way and it was a challenging ride but was it worth it. Dogwood Canyon is beautiful. You do have to pay an entry fee to enter the park ($18 per person) but it was well worth it. If you cannot finish the bike ride, they have staff members driving the trail that will pick you up. These staff members also provide water if you need it. We spent about 4 hours at the park and were highly satisfied. There is a restaurant there but we did not eat there. Snacks and water are also sold in the gift shop.
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Gladstone, Missouri
"Tram Ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 07, 2020 NEW
If you are going to visit Dogwood Canyon make sure you spend a little extra money and take the tram ride. And I hope you get Ian for a driver/guide! He was so interesting and knowledgeable about the whole area and stopped for pictures. He knew so much about the waterfalls, caves, elk and bison, and the Indian ways. It is a beautiful area which I did not even know existed until a year ago and that is when we decided we would take a little trip this year to see it. Well worth it especially with Ian as your guide! The whole trip is about 2 hours. BTW, there is one primitive bathroom stop. The tram is very comfortable.
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"Very expensive for half the park"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2020 NEW
Got there early to get tram tickets, website wouldn’t let me purchase said they had to be bought at park, first people in the gate, sold out, exhibits in conservation building all CLOSED due to covid, all the hands on activities for kids, even though according to cdc statement on wonderworks site state the virus can’t be transmitted by touch, treehouse closed, kids bummed out, primary reason we went there, so whats left a 3.2 mile walk to look at water, no drinks other than 2 sold out coke machines with water hidden behind blinds, only bathrooms are disguised port a potties , Johnny Morris foundation raking in money by the fist full
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"Beautiful property"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2020 NEW
Really enjoyed our visit but high water prohibited us from experiencing all the park had to offer. The initial price might be a bit shocking but once on the grounds you’ll understand why. Staff was welcoming and helpful.
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"Worth the drive"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 30, 2020 NEW
Beautiful and peaceful (except for hens and not the ones with feathers). We went to Dogwood and took a Tram tour. I was with my mom and dad and grown son. My dad has trouble with walking and they absolutely accommodated him. A man named Dusty came with a golf cart to take him to the tram and back. Then David the tram driver ( I believe used to be a steward) should get a medal! The earlier mentioned hens was enough to try Jesus patience. Yet he kept smiling and not once showed anything other than kindness. That man was awesome. It is a bit of a drive but worth it. Heck the drive to the park is beautiful as well. You could spend all day just taking everything in and still not grasp how beautiful the park truly is. L.Hilt
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