Shaw Nature Reserve

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  • South/Southwest
  • Southwest


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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Great in November
Reviewed By Mike O November 2018

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...

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Gorgeous Natural Setting!
Reviewed By Cynthia L August 2018

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...

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Fun outing with the kids
Reviewed By 123heath July 2018

A really cool nature play area for the kids is just a short walk from the entrance. My kids loved going through the trees. We brought a picnic and had a fun time. While you’re in the area head on...

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