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Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Lampe
(4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Spent part of the day hiking seven miles on hard surfaced trails over mostly flat ground. The trail follows a canyon up with a small trout filled stream meandering through the middle. The stream has m...  more »
  • The full walk was pretty far round trip, over 6 miles I think? So just be prepared! It's all paved though so it's very easy going. It was a little pricey for just walking and enjoying nature but worth...  more »
  • WOW! It was a little cold today, but I am so glad we did this. There were several bald eagles just hanging out on the way to see the buffalo and elk. They are so beautiful. We watch the show Treehouse...  more »
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  • You pay allot for we'll groomed and brand name. You pay 10 dollars just to walk in the door. You don't have to pay that to walk in his stores. Lol. If you don't plan on paying twenty or more per person to walk a three a half mile trail. Don't bother. There are free parks that are just as nice. If you want the tram for 45 (don't forget you have to pay 10 just to walk in) than go for it. Don't be fooled by non profit. This guy I'm sure pays himself a nice salary.
  • Natural beauty full of interesting displays of the local wildlife and their habitats. The restaurant is nice, with the setting and view which makes it calm and relaxing. A must see if you are anywhere in the area!
  • Went to get coffee while waiting for my wife to finish race at Dogwood Canyon. Couldn't find any in the gift shop so I asked the lady behind the counter. Brook looked at me, didn't say anything and then proceeded to answer the phone. So I waited for her to finish and she then came over and said "No" and that was all she said. Not, we should have some shortly or something. I said "Okay, thank you" and walked out to return to the race start and an employee walked by with a big coffee dispenser. I went back in and said "are you selling coffee" to another young lady, didn't catch her name, she said yes, and then another lady came over and said "be sure you ask if they checked in at the booth." I said "I'm just here waiting for my wife to finish the race and want some coffee, I'm not going into the park." She said, quite rudely, "did you check in at the booth?" I said "no, there was no-one at the booth." She said "then it is $5, normally it is $10.". I said I'm not going into the park, I'm going back to the race start." She said "it is still $5." I should have said "then you should have someone here on time and collect the money before people get into the park or make them aware at the booth. Don't hit people up for money after the fact because you had no one in place" but I was upset and it may have come out more rudely than I was treated. I went back to the booth and there was no sign stating anything about race watchers and entrance fee. I've been coming to this race for years, run in it, waited for my wife to run the 25K, 50K, bought beverages, food, had season passes, etc and never have I had to pay to watch the race nor have I been treated so rudely. It will be the last time I spend any money at Dogwood Canyon, probably Bass Pro Shops as well, and now Cabelas. My wife and I know a lot of the runners that run these races, and word of mouth marketing in this case is probably not what you want. This isn't about the money, it is so hard to find great customer service these days and yet it is so easy to provide. Thank you for the great experience you provided me at your park!
  • A beautiful park that is very well kept and staffed with helpful employees. In addition to the sights we enjoyed a nice lunch and a good selection of beer. Very worth the trip from Big Cedar Lodge.
  • Absolutely beautiful atmosphere, but very pricey to enjoy it. Was shocked to pay $10 per person just get into the beginning of the park. Then another $10 per person just to walk the trail. Although I feel it's overpriced, my love for nature and waterfalls trumps it. Definitely worth checking out at least once, but after walking 7 miles pushing a stroller, I now know to bring my bike.