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One of Dogwood Canyon’s greatest appeals is the sparkling, spring-fed water that is home to our magnificent rainbow trout. There is no place better suited to introduce a young person to fishing than the streams of Dogwood Canyon. We offer half-day guided catch and release fishing, fly casting clinics, Orvis-endorsed multi-day fly fishing schools and hourly self-guided catch and release or catch and keep fishing. From the novice to the more experienced, there’s nothing like the thrill of hooking a Rainbow Trout. No license or trout stamp is required. Tackle and rental rods are available.

Self-Guided Catch and Release on Little Indian Creek: 

  • Adult: $15 per hour
  • Child (Ages 3-11): $10 per hour
Pricing in addition to Park Admission Fee

Self-Guided Catch and Keep on Little Indian Creek:

  • Adult: $15 per hour
  • Child (Ages 3-11): $10 per hour
  • Price per pound: $5.25
    (All fish caught must be kept (fish cleaning station is available)
Pricing in addition to Park Admission Fee

Rod Rental:

  • Spinning Rod: $6
  • Fly Rod: $10
Pricing in addition to Park Admission Fee

Guided Trout Fishing:

  • Half-Day on Dogwood Creek – Available daily by reservation only
  • $250 per person (ages 12 & older) | Includes Park Admission
  • Catch and release only
  • Includes guide and gear
  • Dogwood Canyon Signature Fly Box with six flies included

2-Day Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School:
(Offered April through October, Monday and Tuesday or Saturday and Sunday)

  • $489 per person (ages 12 & older) | Includes Park Admission
  • Please call 1-866-531-6213 for more information about Fly Fishing School

Fly Casting Clinic:

  • $75 per person (ages 12 & older)
  • Available daily by reservation only
  • Gear included
Pricing in addition to Park Admission Fee

 Please call 1.800.225.6343 for prices and offerings.
Prices subject to change.  



The first parcels of the property were acquired in 1990 by Johnny Morris, founder/CEO of Bass Pro Shops. The park is owned and managed by the Dogwood Canyon Foundation, a non-profit organization 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 Preserve.