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Dogwood Canyon Is An Adventure You Won’t Want To Miss

Dogwood Canyon  has been described as an outdoor wonderland just waiting to be explored.  This Midwestern paradise is spread out on more then 10,000 acres of ruggedly beautiful terrain.  The park has 4 waterfalls, 2 lakes, and a beautiful meandering stream, that winds its way through the canyon.

The 6.5 mile paved walking trail guides you past gorgeous limestone bluffs and tumbling waterfalls!  Beautiful rainbow trout swim in clear spring-fed waters, easily visible as you pass by. Native Ozark wildlife can be seen throughout the wilderness park as you walk or hike on the many trails available.

There are currently several different ways to explore Dogwood Canyon:  Hiking, Horseback riding, Segway Tours, Tram Tours, by Bicycle or by private tour.

A trip to Dogwood Canyon is as much educational as it is adventurous.  On the tram tour guests will learn the unique history of the land from knowledgeable guides. There are also fly fishing programs, and the education center is a great place to learn about the beauty of the Ozarks.

While  the area is surrounded with breathtaking natural beauty.  Some of the man made attractions are equally appealing. Dogwood Canyon  features a gorgeous  chapel, a covered bridge of Amish design, and one of the most amazing treehouses you will ever see.

The park is owned and managed by the Dogwood Canyon Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the canyon’s natural plant and wildlife environment.

 Don’t Miss: The private tour is an amazing way to view the park.  This is a two hour long guided tour, that takes visitors to parts of the park that very few have seen before.

Logistics:  2038 West State Hwy 86 Lampe, Missouri 65681

Best Time:  The fall is my favorite time to visit, the canyon is so beautiful with the fall foliage .  Plus the cooler temps make being outside more enjoyable.

Pit Stop:  After you’ve worked up a mighty appetite, make a beeline for Mill & Canyon Grill Restaurant, open to all guests of the nature preserve, for a delicious meal and spectacular views.

Extended Play: Big Cedar Lodge is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, and is a wonderful escape to a remote refuge combining the natural beauty of the mountains overlooking  Table Rock Lake with contemporary luxury.  Conveniently located just 16 miles from the canyon!

Travel Smart:  With most outdoor activities, you need comfortable shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  For this trip i also recommend a good camera.  There is so much beauty to be found in Dogwood Canyon, you will need a good camera.

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  1. The place looks so beautiful!

  2. This looks so beautiful! Planning to visit in two weeks. I can’t wait!

  3. I have never heard of this place, but it looks amazing! I need to plan a visit this fall.

  4. We have been here 3 times, great place to explore!

  5. We took a private tour, it was so fun and the guide was great. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This place is so cool, would love to explore here.

  7. Typical Missouri beauty right here. We have been here 3 times this year. Its every bit as beautiful as the pictures.

  8. Is this place for real? This is so gorgeous! This can’t be real? How have I never heard of Dogwood Canyon. I will have to plan a trip here.

  9. This is awesome!

  10. We are so adding this to our bucket list, its so beautiful!

  11. Is this for real? I can’t believe how beautiful this place is! Are they open year round?

  12. We had a lovely time, thanks for sharing!

  13. Is this open year round? I wnat to visit yet this year.

  14. Damn this place looks very cool.

  15. Dogwood Canyon is more beautiful than these pictures even show. We love visiting, I wish they offered a season pass.

  16. Damn this looks awesome.

  17. This place looks amazing!

  18. This place is so gorgeous! I would love to swim under that waterfall!


  20. Beautiful place, my cousin Liz got married here and my wife and i got lost on a trail and ended up next to a waterfall. Great place i need to further explore.

  21. This is beautiful! I would love to sit with a good book next to that waterfall.

  22. Dogwood canyon could be the most beautiful place on earth. I can’t even explain how nice this place is.

  23. How have I never heard of this, looks awesome.

  24. Dogwood Canyon is one of the best hikes we have ever been on. The place is beautiful and well maintained. Its a bit pricy, considering most state parks are free, but you won’t beat some of the best views in America.

  25. This place is so beautiful, i need to make it down that direction this summer. Thanks for sharing i had never heard of Dogwood Canyone before.

  26. Beautiful!

  27. are you allowed to fish in the lakes/streams looks like a good trout stream

    • No way. This place is owned by Johnny Morris of Bass Pros, and as beautiful as it is, it’s still all about the $$$$.
      The fish are stocked in the ponds and gorgeous but difinitely NOT for people to fish. Only for LOOKING with your eyes, then spend more $$$$ on stuff at the gift shop or restaurant.

      • Part of what your saying is true, but an equal part is not correct. It’s owned by Johnny Morris, but they donate all the proceeds 100% of them goes to conservation efforts. As far as fishing goes, you can fish their. Yes, it costs to fish, but again the money is than donated. Nothing worth while is free.

  28. I absolutely love dogwood canyon!

  29. Are RV spots available ?

    • Dogwood Canyon has RV parking you would need to call 417-348-3363 to gain access to an alternative route into the park. As far as RV camping goes, the closest place to camp would be at Branson Treehouse Adventures.

  30. Carole Petersen

    March 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  31. Do you guys do weddings?

  32. Rachel Phillips

    May 18, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Interested would like to know prices and places to stay

  33. Carlene Merchant

    May 24, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Would love to go but how much is it to go?

  34. We had an incredible time, the park is beautiful and the restaurant was outstanding. Thanks for the recommendation, we will be back for sure!

  35. Can you swim?

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