Getting to Know Wolfe Creek Preserve – Lookout Tower

Continuing our look into the individual aspects of our zip line course on Wolfe Creek Preserve, we would like to feature our Lookout tower today.

The original owner of Wolfe Creek Preserve, Isaac, was constantly worried about others sneaking onto his property to rob it of its many resources and eventually built a lookout from which he could easily survey the entirety of his property. The original oak tree that the lookout was fastened to has since fell (perhaps, due in part to the fact that notorious Ozarks outlaw Alf Bolin used the lookout for a time while Isaac was traveling), though the legacy lives on and provides a fitting name for the zip line tower.

Of course, we encourage everyone to come experience this historic location for themselves along our Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour, or take in other aspects of Wolfe Creek Preserve along any of our other Branson Zipline Canopy Tours. Easily learn more about each zip line experience and secure reservations at

Also, you can gain a first-hand experience of Wolfe Creek Preserve online by viewing our image gallery, featuring pictures of both our course and gift shop, Wolfe Creek Station.

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29 Responses to Getting to Know Wolfe Creek Preserve – Lookout Tower

  1. Paul says:

    Its crazy that a simple tree can have such interesting history. I wonder what the next fun fact will be.

  2. Melani says:

    It is really interesting to know some of the history of the Wolfe Creek Preserve, and I can’t wait until I get to go on the zipline and learn even more about the area.

  3. Matt says:

    I didn’t realize there was so much to protect on the preserve! It’s a good thing Isaac was able to shelter most of the resources and beauty for visitors to enjoy today.

  4. Valerie says:

    I cant wait to go again!!! I love the zipline!!!

  5. Eli says:

    I really need to make some reservations and go down to the ziplines. I love seeing historic spots with great stories behind time. They have always facinated me.

  6. Candice says:

    I wish I could have seen the original lookout. I’ll bet it had great views at this time of year!

  7. Donna says:

    There is so much more history attached to the ziplines than i thought!!!

  8. Jose says:

    I can’t wait to take the leap off a tower and zip accross the Ozarks.

  9. Laura says:

    There were outlaws down there!? How exciting!

  10. Evonna says:

    The view from up there is so awesome!

  11. Jessica says:

    I didn’t realize that property had so much history! I would have loved to see the original lookout tower.

  12. admin says:

    I think this may have been my favorite stop on the tour.

  13. Ced says:

    I would like to have a piece of that original tree in my living room.

  14. Nina says:

    I can’t wait for it to open back up. I am looking forward to visiting there.

  15. Kristy says:

    One historical tree. Seems pretty cool!

  16. Jessica M says:

    I can’t wait to visit the Zipline! It sounds so exciting!

  17. Caleb says:

    I will definatly be visiting the Lookout this summer!

  18. Gigi says:

    The zipline sounds like the perfect way to really SEE the Ozarks…birds eye style. This tower looks like a great stop on the tour.

  19. Jessica M says:

    I can’t wait to go back to the zipline!

  20. katrina says:

    Interesting that Isaac even had a watch tower, this guy was protective of his property, amazing so much has been preserved.

  21. Jodie says:

    I love nature, heights, and excitment. This is so perfect!

  22. Amanda says:

    It is great that the history is incorperated with the zipline. This is a great tower to be able to see everything. Great look out point.

  23. Braden says:

    This was the best part of the tour. You could see all of 65 from way up here.

  24. Ashley says:

    The Zipline will be opening back up March 1 for the season and I’m getting pretty excited!

  25. Steven says:

    The experience of ziplining is just not ziplines. The guides do an excellent job of incorporating the history of the preserve of each tower as participants get the ride of a lifetime!!

  26. Sabrina says:

    The zipline looks just amazing!

  27. sarah says:

    this is so interesting.

  28. Courtney says:

    Wow the Wolfe Creek Preserve has an interesting history and i cant wait till i go and see the Lookout Tower for myself.

  29. Evelyn says:

    The view from that tower is probably amazing! Can’t wait to see it for myself.

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