Getting to Know Wolfe Creek Preserve – Compass Tower

Today’s featured tower is Compass. It is the second zip line along the Flying Prospector Canopy Tour and sixth zip along the Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour. And as with most of the zip line towers featured on Wolfe Creek Preserve, Compass was named so by Eli Wolfe for sentimental reasons.

As a young boy, Eli was given a compass by his father, Isaac. Ever in hopes of one day exploring the world like his father, Eli saw this gift as a token of adventure and journeys to come. And while Eli is currently unable to be contacted by any of us at Wolfe Creek Preserve, those that know Eli can’t help but think of the enigmatic quip he would always share with a sly grin, “When the time comes, I’ll most likely follow my compass south; it’s yet to fail me.”

Structurally, the Compass tower carries a variety of meaning with a cross-beam reminiscent of the North, South, East, West markings on a compass. Also, the Blue Streak Fast Line zip line crosses just over the line leading out of the Compass tower, which fittingly takes guests further south into Wolfe Creek Preserve.

Those interested in experiencing the Compass Tower first-hand can do so on our Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour, Flying Prospector Canopy Tour and Canopy Adventure Combo (combining the Ozarks Xplorer with our Blue Streak Fast Line).

Until our next post, be sure to visit our image gallery for any new photos of Wolfe Creek Preserve, and be sure to secure reservations for any of our world-class zip line and canopy tours online at

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40 Responses to Getting to Know Wolfe Creek Preserve – Compass Tower

  1. Ashley says:

    It’s great to know about each tower and the meaning behind it! I also love looking at the image gallery.

  2. Matt says:

    I was on the compass tower when I went on the Flying Prospector, and I didn’t realize the extensive background behind it! I’ll have to look for that symbolic crossbeam next time I go on the tour.

  3. Paul says:

    Reading and hearing about all these towers and their history really makes want to get out of this chair, hop in my car and drive straight down to the zipline. I just want to learn these things first hand while i’m ziping across the preserve.

  4. Valerie says:

    Wow the history behind this makes it even more exciting!

  5. Candice says:

    I agree with Ashley. It is fun to know these little details, and the pictures are great!

  6. Valerie says:

    Hearing about the history really makes it all that much more exciting.

  7. Donna says:

    One of these days im going to get out there and go on the tours my self…

  8. Eli says:

    I love how every tower has history behind it…

  9. Laura says:

    Compass Tower has a great story. I’ll have to look for that crossbeam the next time I go!

  10. Eli says:

    The history makes the zipline even more interesting and fun!

  11. Laura says:

    Hearing these stories really brings the property to life!

  12. Evonna says:

    This is a fun tour. To hear all the stories and history of the land is quite cool!

  13. Jessica says:

    The Compass Tower sounds like a lot of fun! I will have to try this next time I’m in Branson

  14. Evonna says:

    The pictures of the ziplines really look fascinating! This is a great tour and it’s so much fun!

  15. Jessica says:

    What a cool story! I will have to look for the crossbeam when I go on the Zipline

  16. Jessica says:

    I didnt even know what the wolfe creek preserve was till i got on this website. it had a lot of info and it was very helpful.

  17. Caleb says:

    Great descriptions of each tower and scenary really helps you know which one s best for you! Extremely helpful!

  18. Cedric says:

    “When the time comes, I’ll most likely follow my compass south; it’s yet to fail me.”

    Each time that I read one of Eli’s stories I get a new quote or thought.. I’d be honored to ride these ziplines.

  19. Christina says:

    This would be such an amazing thing to do. The pictures/place is beautiful!

  20. Jessica says:

    I can’t wait to ride the zipline! I’m sure the view is spectacular!

  21. Kristy says:

    This place looks great. The scenary also looks awesome!!

  22. Jessica M says:

    It’s almost that time of year again! It’s getting warmer, providing for perfect weather to ride the zipline!

  23. gigi says:

    Me scared?? maaaaaaybe…but I am going to see!

  24. Katrina says:

    I love zip lines, this would be so much fun

  25. Jodie says:

    I can’t wait to try all the ziplines!!!

  26. Jessica says:

    It is really great to know the background of each zipline and the tower.

  27. todd says:

    going down blue streak sunday im excited

  28. todd says:

    I went and it was a blast will go again for sure

  29. Sarah says:

    This seems like it would be a lot of fun to go and see and do!

  30. Amanda says:

    this sounds like a fun adventure. i am so excited to go do this.

  31. michele says:

    excited to visst zipline

  32. Steven says:

    Can’t wait to go experience the ziplines again!!!

  33. Brice says:

    It’s nice to hear a story behind a tower as opposed to just naming it for some unknown reason.

  34. Caitlin says:

    I love the story behind the name of this tower. Can’t wait to visit it for myself.

  35. Joseph says:

    Nice to know the story behind the name.

  36. Courtney says:

    I think it awesome that they built the towers and ziplines in an environmentally friendly way.

  37. Jane says:

    I love the symbolism behind this. It’s not just ziplining, it’s an experience.

  38. Victoria says:

    I didn’t know how much history was behind ziplining

  39. Evelyn says:

    It’s great that each tower has a story that is also incorporated into its design, that adds a little extra to the zipline experience.

  40. Megan says:

    I love the stories of the towers and bridges. Makes the tour even more exciting.

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