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Discover the Thrilling World of Rainbow Trout Fishing at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

by Mary Melnick

Aug 4, 2023

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Destinations / North America

Fly fishing has taken off as an introspective meditative activity, helping fishers of all skill levels reconnect with nature and spend time in the great outdoors. In Missouri’s Ozark Mountains region, the 10,000-acre nature preserve Dogwood Canyon Nature Park invites family travelers to dip their toes into its waters and embark on unforgettable fishing adventures. With the sparkling, spring-fed waters swimming with rainbow trout, Dogwood Canyon offers unique experiences for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers.


Streams at Dogwood Canyon are filled with rainbow trout. Guests can enjoy a guided day of fishing with a professional or explore the streams on their own. Guests as young as 4 can participate in catch-and-release or catch-and-keep fishing.


For travelers not quite ready to fish, book a wildlife tour with stops at some of Dogwood Canyon’s top fishing holes and journeys through other streams and creeks. Guests can even participate in trout fishing at The Glory Hole, featuring a stunning waterfall and overlook above the rainbow trout-filled pool.


If you are planning to stay for a couple days, stay at the award-winning wilderness resort of Big Cedar Lodge. Set along Table Rock Lake, guests of all ages can participate in bass and trout fishing with or without a guide. Beginners can stay close to shore with a Pedal Boat Fishing excursion, which seats four and includes two fishing poles, a small tackle box and bait.


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