Missouri nature lovers looking for an interesting and unique day trip have a chance to discover eagles at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park this weekend. Visitors can get a rare look at America's bird, the iconic American eagle.

Missouri nature lovers looking for an interesting and unique day trip have a chance to discover eagles at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park this weekend.
Visitors can get a rare look at America’s bird, the iconic American eagle.
There are currently more than 30 eagles inhabiting the park from nearby Table Rock Lake. These magnificent creatures, drawn to the park for its rainbow trout, offer the best eagle sightings anywhere in the Ozarks.
The park is celebrating the natural phenomenon this weekend with special viewing and educational opportunities including eagle-themed wildlife tram tours, spotting scopes for up-close viewing, and even live demonstrations where visitors of all ages can go eye to eye with a bald eagle.
The 10,000-acre Dogwood Canyon Nature Park offers one of the most unique outdoor experiences in the region for visitors of all ages.
Miles of paved trails allow for walking and biking alongside cool spring-fed streams abundant with rainbow trout and majestic waterfalls. Guided tram and jeep tours offer a ride-along trek through the park and into pastures where herds of bison, elk & longhorn cattle roam.
One-of-a-kind experiences unique to the park include Segway nature tours; fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout; and horseback riding alongside towering limestone bluffs.
Visitors won’t want to miss exploring the nature & conservation center, with live animal and fish displays, hands-on crafts and wilderness survival demonstrations. Journey to the treetops for a birds eye view of the park and experience a treehouse built by Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters that offers even more to explore.
A working gristmill with live demonstrations and an extensive artifact hall offer a look into what life was like in the Ozarks hundreds of years ago. The Canyon Grill restaurant rounds out your experience with a full lunch menu of locally-sourced dishes and indoor/outdoor seating with stunning waterfall views. From the adventure seeker to the leisure enthusiast, Dogwood Canyon offers something for everyone.

If you go...

Park admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child (ages 3-11) which allows access to the Dogwood Mill, artifact displays, the Canyon Grill, Nature & Conservation Center, and Treehouse. All additional offerings like walking, biking, trout fishing and wildlife tram tours are an additional cost. For reservations and additional information, call 1-800-225-6343.
The park is located at 2038 W. Highway 86 in Lampe, Mo.