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.
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We really enjoyed our visit here on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The weather was sunny and 60 degrees, their were not too many people here, and the scenery was beautiful. During our 4 hour visit...Full Review
The Shaw Nature Preserve is a wonderful place to hike, run or stroll. It is carefully managed by controlled burns, judicious mowing, and extensive planting of native flora, yielding an experience...Full Review