Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a work of art located deep in the Missouri Ozarks. While visiting Branson, Missouri earlier this year, we took a drive to Dogwood Canyon. From Branson, it is about a 45 minute drive. Fun fact: Dogwood Canyon is owned by the same company as Bass Pro Shops.
If you are looking for an easy way to experience the beauty of nature, this place is for you. After parking, you walk up to the kiosk to choose how you want to experience the park.
The options to experience Dogwood Canyon are endless and include walking, biking, Segway tours and the Wildlife Tram Tour. We chose to just walk, but the Wildlife Tram Tour is a great option if you are looking for an easy way to see the beauty of the park!
The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. We first stopped to see Indian Cliff Falls located just outside of the Dogwood Canyon Mill.
The Dogwood Canyon Mill is a stunning building!
A paved trail leads throughout the grounds and crosses Little Indian Creek several times. We loved Long Pine Crossing wooden bridge!
Up next on the walking path was the Hope Wilderness Chapel. It is a replica of a church from the 1800’s and is available for wedding services!
Up next was the Chuckwagon site.
From here, we hiked just a bit further to the trailhead for the Box Canyon Trail. This was actually my favorite part of the day. This trail is natural and not man-made. After a short hike, the trail opens up to a Box Canyon with a small stream.
I really did like Dogwood Canyon. It was something different as it was more commercialize than I am used to, but what I really like is that it makes nature accessible for all!