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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Great Outdoors
Reviewed By Jerry W March 2024

If you like the outdoors and you like relatively easy hikes, this is the place for you. We recently visited here during a warmer day in March, while most of the flowers were yet to bloom, the...

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

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