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Shaw Nature Reserve

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Boardwalk at Shaw Nature Reserve
Credit: © Bethany Ottens / Missouri Botanical Garden
Winter at Shaw Nature Reserve
created by dji camera
Credit: ©Cassidy Moody / Missouri Botanical Garden, Cassidy Moody
Credit: © Asueleni Deloney / Missouri Botanical Garden
Shaw Nature Reserve Fall 2017
Credit: All Rights Reserved, J.J. Mueller; S.J.

This 2,400-acre nature reserve is located in the rolling terrain along the Meramec River, 35 southmiles west of St. Louis. Established by the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1925, the reserve features extensive tracts of tall grass prairie, glades, wetlands, savannas and woodlands. It includes 14 miles of hiking trails.

Closed Christmas day.

I-44, exit 253. Admission: $5; ages 65+ and students, $3; younger than 13 and members, free. There is a special admission charge for some events.

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307 Pinetum Loop Road
Gray Summit, MO 63039

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Cost Of Admission
Less Than $10
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted