January 3, 2017 -- Hope Chapel Falls
This is a shot of a portion of the falls behind Hope Chapel (yesterday's daily post). Unfortunately I was unable to get interior shots on this trip as the chapel was closed for a wedding planning session. This shot is a representation of PART of what you would see thru the rear glass wall if seated inside.
Dogwood Canyon is a 10,000-acre Nature Park/Preserve owned and managed by the Dogwood Canyon Foundation, a non-profit organization created by the CEO/Founder of Bass Pro Shops, and dedicated to preserving and protecting the canyon’s natural plant and wildlife environment. The Foundation promotes environmental conservation by maintaining the park and providing the public with an unspoiled setting for exploration and the enjoyment of various outdoor activities.
The purposes of the Dogwood Canyon Foundation are to promote natural conservation and preservation, and to preserve the natural environment and its wildlife and plant life by acquiring and maintaining ecologically significant, undeveloped land and preserving it for the benefit of the general public. To achieve its purpose, the Foundation owns, operates and maintains Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. covering 10,000 acres of pristine Ozark Mountain landscape. The park has miles of crystal-clear trout streams, dozens of cascading waterfalls, ancient burial caves, unique hand-built bridges and bottomless, blue-green pools.
This park of rugged unspoiled Ozarks landscape features trout fishing, walking and biking on the canyon floor. Tram tours and old west cattle drives meander through the hilltop prairies where you’ll see waterfalls, caves, bison, elk and Texas longhorn cattle. Horseback riding and cabin rentals are also available. In addition to open-air trams for guided tours, they also offer biking; walking; horseback riding; trout fishing; private jeep tours; and Segway tours. They also offer individual and group “hands-on classes” for fly fishing.