Tuesday, April 14, 2009
South of Branson, Missouri on the Arkansas border is a beautiful private refuge of sorts, called Dogwood Canyon. The person who owns Bass Pro Shop also owns this gorgeous property. He has spent much money and time creating a haven for wildlife, and people alike. He raises buffalo and elk here as well as long horn cattle. Many trophy white tail deer hang close to the elk and are often seen roaming with them. There are many eye catching water falls and rippling creeks. Turtles, frogs and fish abound in the waters. Trout fishing is allowed for a fee. They rent bicycles for those who want to bike around the property. There is a tram ride that takes you through the entire property where it crosses over into Arkansas. They rent facilities out for parties and weddings, they even have a wonderful log cabin chapel on site. Nearby Branson offers many wonderful things to see and do. Such as Tablerock Dam, and the lake. The Branson strip with shows, shops and interesting museums. A wonderful butterfly palace where you can see many tropical species of butterflies. Silver Dollar City and other amusement parks abound, even a huge waterpark. Many conservation areas are nearby as well for those who want to get outside and hike or bike the many trails. Maybe you'll even get lucky and spot an armadillo like the one I found and chased around the timber pictured here.