Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Lampe
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
A pristine slice of the Ozarks, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park encompasses over 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) of rugged landscapes offering visitors seemingly endless opportunities for fishing, hiking, and biking. One of the region's major year-round recreational destinations, the park offers guided tram and Segway tours of a scenic canyon noted for its waterfalls and caves. You can also explore this wildlife-rich area at your own pace by riding the trails on your own or a rented bicycle. Or, combine a walk and a bike ride with self-guided trout fishing by purchasing an "adventure pass." Book your activities in advance by phone; the park charges an admission fee even if you enter on foot or bring your own bicycle. Put Dogwood Canyon Nature Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lampe itinerary builder.
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This is a long & windy drive from Branson attractions. We paid $10 each to get in and then $35 for the tram tour. Guide was wonderful in sharing history & info about the plants, animals & water. If yo... read more »
This is a MUST SEE attraction. Johnny Morris always puts together an experience that is second to none! This place has so much to do and experience. Horse riding trails, tram tours, bike riding, fishi... read more »
Take a picnic lunch and spend a day strolling through this lovely canyon. It's so peaceful. For those of you who can't walk far take the tram. The driver we had gave us a great tour and stopped at sev... read more »
Wonderful place to bring the family for hiking, biking and fishing. The grounds are well kept and it just feels like an extremely nice state park. Day passes are really high if you don't bring your own bikes and stuff. However, they do offer annual family passes for only $200 that will pay for itself after a few visits.
We had a great experience in Dogwood Canyon. Quite pricey, but this was a once in a lifetime trip for us. We took the Tram tour and it was very well done! We recommend this at least once!
Not inexpensive, but worth the price of admission. We rented bicycles and rode the paved trails (we had so much fun that when we returned home from vacation we went out and bought bikes for riding at home). The stops and interest points are clearly posted and most have helpful interesting bits of information to read. The scenery was beautiful. It's a well tended and manicured private park. Unfortunately, this year when we were vacationing at Wilderness Club, Dogwood Canyon was still closed (end of April 2016) due to all the renovation and improvements. We were very disappointed (we brought our moms with us to vacation and Dogwood was one of the highlights we hoped to share)....but we're looking forward to our vacation in the Ozarks, next spring, when visiting Dogwood will be #1 on our list.
This is a beautiful way to spend the day. If you're just planning to hike, other places would definitely be less expensive, but to get close to bison, elk and longhorn steers, you can't beat the tram ride. I tell my guests to be sure to sit on the outside to get as close as possible.
Dogwood Canyon is a beautiful place to visit. Families can enjoy the entire park including the animal reserve and some of the areas history by riding the tram around the park. The ride is several hours, but totally breathtaking. You will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife the entire time. Children can feed the rainbow and golden trout at several of the stops along the way. The ride into the nature reserve will get you up close with American bison, long horns, and elk. If your lucky, you will also see some white tail deer. Patrons can also enroll in several fishing classes at the park or host events. They even have a chapel for weddings.
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