Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, MO

2038 West State Highway 86Lampe, MO 65681
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Overview

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.

Description

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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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mrsgun
South Sioux City
"Beautiful place to visit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2018 NEW
$10 to get access to the canyon. $35 to ride the 2 hour tram ride. We ate in the on site restaurant and it was quite good. Sandwiches were $12 - $13. The two hour tram is the way to see the entire area so that walking is not an issue. The distances can be difficult to walk unless you are ready for it. The tram ride books up days in advance so buy your tickets on line. Employees were very friendly. I highly recommend Dogwood Canyon.
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TariS16
Franklin, Wisconsin
"Best part of my trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2018 NEW
We stopped here just to look around, decided to rent the bikes and take an easy ride up the path. Very nice bike path, slight incline on way in, downhill all the way out. Just a beautiful park. We did not take the tram to see the animals but probably will next time because I am sure we will go back.
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slas86
Glenpool, Oklahoma
"Absolutely beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2018 NEW
A beautiful adventure in the Ozarks. If you are able, rent a bicycle and ride the path. The map is very informative and tells you everything the drivers of the tram do at each stop. Obviously the tram will give you more info along the drive and you get to drive near the herds of wild animals on the tram but the bike ride is easy and fun. The next time we visit, we plan to eat at the restaurant that over looks the lake and waterfall but it is a little expensive for the whole family so we had a picnic just outside the entrance overlooking the same lake! Explore the entry buildings and mill (step outside and see the waterfall much closer) The 3 story tree house is fun to explore as well.
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pat s
Davie, Florida
"Super Excellent."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2018 NEW
Don't miss this place. Just a beautiful day. We took the tram ride with Charlie and he was fantastic! My wife and I had the best time. It was a cold, rainy day and Charlie made sure everyone had blankets, poncho's and we had a ball. The beauty of the Canyon is not to be missed. The history is terrific. The animals we saw were incredible. The place is incredibly beautiful.
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Barb094
Manteno, Illinois
"Beautiful and Relaxing"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed our day at Dogwood Canyon. We took the tram tour and so glad that we did. We never would have been able to walk the whole route. We saw beautiful waterfalls, springs, and interesting nature things. When we got into the animal area, it was wonderful. Enjoyed seeing the bison, elk and long horned cattle up close from the tram. I would definitely go back again!
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