Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, MO

2038 West State Highway 86Lampe, MO 65681
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Located in Lampe, just a short drive from Branson, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park offers 10,000 acres of nature preserve. Guests can enjoy activities for the whole family, such as tram tours, 3-D archery, biking, hiking, fishing, segway riding, and more. The park also offers the Wilderness Chapel, where couples can share their wedding vows in a beautiful nature-filled setting.


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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.

Many opportunities await you within this amazing 10,000 acre slice of Ozarks paradise. Choose from Self-guided Walking/Hiking or Biking, Guided Widlife Tram Tours, Or, select the Adventure Pass that includes all of the above plus Self-guided Trout Fishing and spend the day with us. Enjoy lunch at the Outdoor Cafe and shop the general store for a great selection of gift and souvenir items.

Adventure Pass provides a great value when combining multiple activities at Dogwood Canyon. With your pass you can enjoy access to self-guided walking and biking (rental bikes or bring your own), self-guided Catch-and-Release or Catch-and-Keep trout fishing and the Wildlife Tram Tour when used during a single visit to the park.

Walking, Hiking, Biking
Our round-trip paved trail covers 6 1/2 miles and is relatively level. It guides you past beautiful limestone bluffs and tumbling waterfalls, over bridges formed of native stone or hand-crafted of wrought iron, and even a covered bridge of Amish construction. Our beautiful rainbow trout swim in clear spring-fed waters, easily visible as you pass by. We are a wilderness park and you may expect to see a variety of native wildlife, your best chance being earlier in the morning. Allow plenty of time to absorb the beauty that surrounds you at any season of the year. A printed guide will interpret the history of the canyon.

The Wildlife Tram Tour provides a comprehensive journey into this special property, taking about 2 hours. You will travel beyond the Glory Hole into the more rugged reaches of the canyon, cross the Arkansas border, and ascend some 300 feet to our bison, elk, and longhorn pastures. When possible, your driver will bring you very close to these majestic creatures while sharing facts about their heritage and habitat. Our specially designed open-air trams allow guests to ride in comfort across our many custom bridges and low water crossings. Experienced guides enhance your adventure with an informative glimpse into both natural and cultural history. As you cruise the canyon floor, you'll be introduced to Indian Burial Cave and Great Spirit Rock Shelter, where archaeologists made some fascinating discoveries. Our trams, as well as other facilities within the park, are accessible to our guests with disabilities. Please advise when making reservations.

No fishing license or trout stamp required.
Reservation confirmation required after purchase.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

Brenda Humphrey
Hot Springs, AR
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Love the waterfalls"
October, 2015
We loved all the nature and beauty, and the animals.
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Ken S
Gaylord, Michigan
"Great outdoors "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
When you first pull into the parking lot you see the main building and Wow! How cool. Very picturesque. Then you walk thru the door and your adventure begins. Taking you back in time to how it was in the 1800's. You see A waterfall and a river where you can rent bikes or a tram. We rented bikes for $15.00 ea. It was a 12 mile trip down the river to Arkansas and back. There are several stops along the way, more waterfall and places to trout fish if you wish. Very beautiful ride along the river. Bikes are very warm in, good use upgrade and 3 speeds. On the way out don't forget to stop and go in the Tree Masters tree house. We also had lunch, 1/2 Turkey club with a bowl of Elk chilly and it had a kick! Very good. I to stay away from the fast food and do local.
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Adele G
"Nature enhanced"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
This park is very pretty with waterfalls, flowing brooks, manicured grass, and flowers. Nature gets a little help with pumps maintaining the falls and man-made ledges that help the brooks bubble in a little cascade. Unlike parks that are taxpayer funded, this one is privately owned and managed by a non-profit foundation, making higher fees needed. Visitors could save money by walking the 3 mile trail independently. We did that and it was nice to have a relaxed pace and control over where we stopped. The tram ride goes on the same route as walkers, but goes a bit beyond to a hilly, fenced pasture where herds of buffalo and elk are fed. It was such a beautiful day that we did both the hike and the tram ride. We had a good lunch in between at the attractive restaurant. The artifacts on display are museum-worthy.
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"Must see if you love the outdoors!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
Beautiful walking and biking paths. Trams and segways if you’re not up to the exercise. Paved pathways with beautiful waterfalls and scenery. We are early 60s and walked over 6 miles. Leisurely pace and lots of places to stop and rest if needed. Saw many folks using the fishing guides and enjoying the many nature and historical information. A must see if you’re in the area and like to be outdoors.
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Clarice G
Madison, New Hampshire
"Segway through the Park was the best way!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 08, 2018 NEW
We love to use Segways to tour new places and this was NO exception. We didn't want to just ride in a mini parking lot with a Segway in Branson- my husband found this instead. We made appointment and arrived 20 minutes early and they started to sign us in and fit us for the helmet and adjusted the heighth of the Segway handles. Randy was our guide for the 2 hour trip to the end of the park- the falls. We went on an asphalt path around lovely curves with a running brook, over gorgeous stone bridges. We stopped to visit an adorable chapel frequently used in weddings. He had us pose with our Segways in front of the falls and took our photos with our phones for us. He was such a personable, friendly and knowledgeable gentleman. In conversation with him about what we were doing in the area on vacation, he suggested we might enjoy THE PETERSONS the next day for an afternoon concert. That day was free and we promptly booked it when we got back to our condo. A great choice! Loved the Segway, the scenic ride through the park and the great guide we had that day. I would do it all again. - Lunch in the restaurant was also very good. I ordered the side ceaser salad and it came to me looking like a dinner large! Very good.
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Saint Charles, Missouri
"Confusing Pricing Structure but Enjoyable Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 06, 2018 NEW
The actual park itself is great. Very well kept, nicely paved paths, side trails to explore, beautiful streams with plenty of bridges and a restaurant to eat at after you have worn yourself out. The admittance fee is what is confusing to me and most people that I talked to in the Branson area that have been. You pay $10 per person to get in. When I say get in I mean you get access to the gift shop, mill, treehouse and restaurant - it stops there. Then, if you would like to continue exploring and go through the actual attraction in which you most likely showed up for, you go into the gift shop and purchase a pass for walking, biking, tram ride, or segway. We did the bikes because I could not justify paying $10 more per person at a total of $20 per person now to walk. The bikes were $15 per person. So as a couple we spent $50 on our afternoon there not including lunch. That is a little pricey and confusing for me considering nobody was checking to make sure we paid a second time even though you were supposed to have a wristband. I had long sleeves and nobody checked.
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