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“Fun fishing and more, even at 25 degrees! ”

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lampe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a one-of-a-kind experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers of all ages. Covering 10,000 acres of pristine Ozark Mountain landscape, the park has miles of crystal-clear trout streams, dozens of cascading waterfalls, ancient burial caves, unique hand-built bridges and bottomless, blue-green pools.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Branson for MLK weekend.

We had also visited last April, when we stayed on-property at Big Cedar Lodge’s Wilderness Camp / time share, and when we first visited Dogwood Canyon.

On that April trip we:
- learned about the existence of Stag Moose from the museum
- Saw an amazing group of animals, including bison and fish, inside, too
- Rode bikes on the trails
- Enjoyed visiting the treehouse built by the “Treehouse Masters” show on Animal Planet TV network.
- Caught eight trout, which fed us over three dinners (yes, we paid to fish and paid per pound to take them home)
- Had MUCH family fun

This January trip was similar but shorter.
Only our daughter and I fished, because it was 25 degrees, and because our son had homework to complete, too.

There were few people when we arrived, but the staff was quite helpful, including driving us to the location where we wanted to fish... an unexpected blessing.

Our daughter caught two trout quickly and I caught one. We really wanted another but we kept missing the ones popping up out of the water.

By time it was the 4pm closing, the pickup returned to take us back, and we were surprised the two hours had passed so quickly.

This was interesting... the trout froze on the stringers, so by time we got around to gutting and filleting them in our room (it had a kitchen), they were still frozen, which made the tasks a bit easier.

They provided good eating, and the three were just the right amount for our family.

While the day was a bit overcast, just being there, outside, even in 25 degrees, was a blast.

We’re glad we came, and we plan to visit Dogwood Canyon on future trips to Branson. Thank you, Dogwood Canyon!

1  Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cold and dreary day. We turned into the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park at 1pm because the rain was coming down so hard. Was hoping to spend an hour there then continue on our way to Eureka, AR. But it didn't take long to discover the incredible charm and natural environment of Dogwood. We spent an hour walking the upstairs, sat in on an Egg event that showcased eggs of different species, walked through the huge tree house and ended up sitting in the restaurant in front of the big fireplace sipping wine. The best part of the time spent was visiting with the staff! In particular, Amanda W. (our server in the restaurant) was amazingly kind, friendly, helpful, too! She assisted us in learning more about the areas of our interest: Eureka, Branson, hiking, shows and more. Because of Amanda, our cold and wet day turned into a warm and sold day - we are SOLD on Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. We plan to return on a better day to hike the trails and visit Amanda again.

Thank Laffintx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were happy to take in the only sunny day out of the 8 days in Branson at the park. We had to pay $10 each to get in, to find out if you want to walk you need to pay an additional $10! Really for wear and tear on my legs? How does this cost you any more? What saved the day is we were able to get the last tram. So we waited for 3 hours, twiddling our thumbs to take the tram. I reccomend many of the free hiking trails in the area instead!

Thank Becky B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see park! There is a charge ($10.00) for admission, ($10.00)for walking the paved trail (about 6-8 miles) and $15.00 for a bike rental. Restaurant w/outdoor patio overlooking a waterfall. It’s worth the money and is an all day outing. Get there early (I think they open at 9:00am) do your biking and hiking and then have a relaxing lunch before you head out for your next half of the day. The tram is $30.00 so if you want to see the bison and elk, take the tram. We rented bikes and hiked that 1.2 rugged trail (whew! Wore me out!) but a nice day!!! Lovely waterfalls everywhere; you’ll be taking Robles pictures!! Food was very good. We had burgers and bbq. Nice wine and Moose Drool beer (also yummy!). Gorgeous park and definitely somewhere I would visit again!!

Thank tgoest33
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad we went, but not sure that we would go back. The waterfalls are beautiful. We had great weather the day we went. I am sure it is alot prettier when the trees are all greened out. Little pricey to just walk thru the park - $10 entry fee which gets you into the restaurant, gift shop and the tree house and then another $10 to be able to walk thru the park. We didn't take the tram ride - ran out of time and we were too wore out from walking thru the park so I don't know the cost for it. To rent a bike was $15 and I believe to go on a Segway tour was $75/hr. We were told that you could not take any food or drink into the park, that you had to purchase it in the park. The restaurant is at the beginning of the park and there were only 2 places that we saw you could buy water or soda out of a vending machine. After we were in the park, we saw numerous people with backpacks - wish we would have taken ours into the park with some water and snacks. It would be nice if there were benches along the walkway that you could sit and rest. We arrived around 10:30 and it was after 3 when we left the park.

1  Thank Sandy T
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BCLGuestServices, Public Relations Manager at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing Dogwood Canyon. We apologize for the confusion on the food and beverage policy for the nature park. Guests are welcome to bring and enjoy anything but alcohol into the park at our numerous locations with benches or picnic tables (Chapel, Chuckwagon, Thunder Falls, Glory Hole, Sam’s Spring, Wish Bowl) to sit along the way. We hope you come for another visit!

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