Escape to paradise when you visit Dogwood Canyon Nature Park! Tucked in the Ozark Mountains amid towering bluffs, creek beds and waterfalls, this 10,000-acre outdoor playground is the perfect destination for a day or weekend trip. Located in Lampe, Missouri, Dogwood Canyon offers hiking, biking, wildlife tours, horseback riding, trout fishing and so much more.


Surround yourself with beautifully maintained landscapes and learn about conservation while interacting with nature up close. With a mission to educate, promote and protect the natural environment of the canyon, there is so much to explore and learn while immersed in the heart of the Ozark Mountains.




Bucket List Worthy Activities and Experiences


With so many activities offered at Dogwood, there is something for everyone. A popular activity for all ages is cruising through the park on the biking trails. Whether on a guided bicycle tour with one of their knowledgeable educators or embarking on a self-guided bike ride, you will have access to 6.5 miles of paved, gently sloping paths. There is also the option to walk or hike through expansive trails while admiring crystal-clear streams, cascading waterfalls and eye-catching wildlife.




You can also trek through the canyon and admire the beautiful views of the Ozarks while riding horseback on one of their several tours. Choose from a one-hour guided journey or, for the more experienced rider, a two-hour excursion with lunch provided while accompanied by experienced wranglers.


For the avid fishermen and women, trout fishing at Dogwood Canyon is a thrill-seeking experience. Cast your line in Little Indian Creek, a clear stream stocked with rainbow trout and perfect for anglers of all experience levels. Guided Fishing Tours allow guests to learn fly fishing techniques like casting and tying, while tour guides offer assistance and knowledge to help enhance your experience.


For the more avid fishers, the Self-Guided Fishing activity offers rod and tackle rental, catch and keep or catch and release, and there is no need for a fishing license or trout stamp!




There are also many opportunities for guests to learn exciting facts about the natural landscape of the canyon and the animals who call the park home. You can ride on one of their daily Wildlife Trams Tours, or book a Private Wildlife Tour to get the full experience and explore the backcountry of the park — an exclusive area that is not open to the public. The park also offers Canyon Discovery Tours where guests are driven by their own private educational guide in a Tracker 800. Stopping for observations and investigations, you will learn and appreciate the wonders of Dogwood Canyon’s vibrant wildlife during your exhilarating adventure.


More Adventure for Less


With so much to do and see, Dogwood Canyon offers two days of adventure for one discounted price. Escape to the Ozarks for a weekend getaway and discover the beauty and history of the canyon with the Two-Day Ticket. Discover over 10,000 acres of nature for one discounted price.


For those who wish to visit Dogwood Canyon regularly, they offer several membership options as well. Members receive unlimited visits to the park and exclusive benefits such as discounts on select tours, activities, dining and merchandise. Reserve your adventure now!


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