Chasing Waterfalls-Dogwood Canyon

Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve

“This is the first blog in the series Chasing Waterfalls.”

On a mid-September weekend the search for waterfalls began as we headed to Ozark country in Missouri. The destination was Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve located in Lampe, Missouri, which is about 30 miles from Branson, Missouri. As a lifetime resident of Missouri and my first trip, this location didn’t disappoint on waterfalls and had so much more!!

Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve is 10,000 acres of natural beauty and rugged scenery that straddles the Missouri-Arkansas border. In the morning, we took a 2-hour tram ride throughout the nature preserve. We saw waterfalls, babbling brooks, beautiful scenery, bison and elk!

By far the best waterfall is a waterfall you can walk behind!!!

Although we went chasing waterfalls, Dogwood Canyon has so many activities for anyone that loves the outdoors. Check out below ⬇️

  • Trout Fishing
  • Horseback Riding (1 hour/2.5 hours)
  • Wildlife Tours (Tram and Private Tour)
  • Hike & Bike (6.5 miles paved paths/9 miles nature trails)
  • Segway Tours (90 minutes)
  • Virtual Scavenger Hunt
  • Conservation Center
  • Treehouse
  • Working Gristmill
  • Owl Prowl (only seasonal)

If after checking out the activities or just walking the trails, you can refresh yourself at Canyon Grill Restaurant or check out the gift shop. Great food and drink at the restaurant and of course, stopped at the gift shop for some treats for the granddaughters!!


There is an admission ticket and activities tickets required at Dogwood Canyon. The location and the website link are listed below ⬇️. For the map lovers, a map of the nature park is also below ⬇️.

  • 2038 West State Highway 86
  • Lampe, Missouri 65681
  • 877-459-5687

Map of the Nature Preserve

Rating A+. Next Stop 🛑: North Carolina

16 thoughts on “Chasing Waterfalls-Dogwood Canyon

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous photos! This is so great and I could see how at peace and serene, I’d be to see a waterfall like in your photos. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your pictures are gorgeous. I love the waterfalls and wildlife pictures and great descriptions. This looks like a bucket list trip for me!

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