Things to Do at Dogwood Canyon

Experience the great outdoors and find your next adventure at Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve®. Whether you want to see wildlife up close and personal or spend an afternoon on the trails, our activities are sure to impress the whole family and give you the opportunity to connect with nature.

All Dogwood Canyon Activities Require Daily Admission Tickets


Dogwood Canyon Activities have limited capacities and sell out often, advanced reservations are highly encouraged.

Family fishing at Dogwood Canyon

Trout Fishing

The streams at Dogwood Canyon are always stocked with rainbow trout. Enjoy a day of fishing with one of our professional guides or on your own.

Self Guided Fishing

Adult: Starting at $20/hour | Child: $15/hour

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Guided Fishing

Starting at $300 for up to Two Guests

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Horseback Riding

Explore the views of the Ozarks on horseback as you ride the trails of the park. We offer a one-hour ride and a longer lunch ride.

Wildlife Tram Tours

Wildlife Tours

All aboard! Hop onto our tram or into the back of one of our jeeps to get the full experience of Dogwood Canyon. You'll learn more about our park, see nature up-close and maybe even learn a few ancient secrets.

Interior Dogwood Canyon Conservation Education Center

Educational Activities

Dive into the rich history of the Ozark mountains and learn about conservation with our interactive educational activities.

Mission Conservation

FREE with Park Admission

Conservation Center

FREE with Park Admission


FREE with Park Admission

Working Gristmill

FREE with Park Admission

Family Hiking at Dogwood Canyon

Hiking & Biking

Enjoy six-and-a-half miles of paved walking trails and two miles of off-road trails for a day of activity at Dogwood Canyon.

Biking Trails

Bicycle Rental $15

Hiking & Walking

FREE with Park Admission

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Canyon Discovery Tours

Discover the canyon like never before with this private educational guided tour! Experience the park's unique ecosystems with your own personal park interpreter. 


We don't want you to miss a thing on your visit with us. See our calendar showing more special events, hands-on experiences and add-on adventures at Dogwood Canyon.