Shaw Nature Reserve

307 Pinetum Loop Road
Gray Summit, MO 63039- Map It
(636) 451-3512

AAA Editor Notes

Shaw Nature Reserve is at jct. SR 100 and I-44 exit 253. The reserve protects some 2,500 acres of natural Ozark landscape and offers 14 miles of hiking trails through such habitats as a floodplain forest, oak-hickory woods, glades, bluffs, a tall-grass prairie, savannah and wetlands. The People and the Land exhibit in the 1879 Joseph H. Manor House deals with environmental and conservation themes. The 5-acre Whitmire Wildflower Garden displays flowers native to Missouri and the eastern United States, accented by native grasses, shrubs and trees. A descriptive brochure and trail map is available at the visitor center.
$5; $3 (ages 65+ and students with ID); free (ages 0-12).
Hours: Reserve open daily 7 a.m.-dusk. Visitor center Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30, Sat.-Sun. 9-5. Closed major holidays.