Shaw Nature Reserve



Twenty-four hundred acres of natural Ozark landscape with 1.5 miles of Meramec River frontage and a diversity of native plant and animal habitats. Ponds, prairies, woodlands, wild flowers and hiking trails. Adults, $5; seniors 65-plus, $3; children 12 and under, free.

307 Pinetum Loop Road
Gray Summit, MO 63039

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Towering bald cypress and wildflowers
Reviewed By BackPacker553982 July 2023

Huge bald cypress, wildflowers galore, so many quail and rabbits. It was super hot but incredibly beautiful.

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A local favorite, but...
Reviewed By Q9228QIvickib November 2022

I have lived in Gray Summit my entire life and always enjoyed this hiking treasure. An earlier reviewer summed up my disappointment. For those of us who consistently purchase annual memberships...

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Shaw Nature Reserve
Reviewed By hdaskitchen May 2022

Don’t go there if you want to go birding or look at the native flora. There is No stopping in roadway. Only pull off in the few parking lots. The guide you get doesn’t say any of this.

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Daily 7 a.m. until 1/2 hour past sunset.

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