Shaw Nature Reserve

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About

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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71 Reviews | Write a Review
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.

Full Review
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...

Full Review

Hours

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

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TripAdvisor Rating:

71 Reviews | Write a Review
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...

Full Review
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.

Full Review
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...

Full Review