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Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
Shaw Nature Reserve is open year round from 7 a.m. until sunset. Entrance fee: $5 adults; $3 seniors and students; children 12 and under are free, members are free. Wheelchair, stroller and bicycle accessible areas. Stop in at the Visitor's Center (hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends) for a map and directions. Enjoy 14 miles of hiking trails, the Nature Explore Classroom, the Whitmire Wildflower Garden, the Meramec River, classes for everyone, field trips, historic buildings, and overnight lodges. Stop in at the historic Bascom House on the weekends for coffee, hot tea, lemonade when it's warm, or hot chocolate when it's cold. Check us out:
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  • Not a lot of things to do but if you like hiking and seeing a wide variety of and nature...this is the place to go. Reserve is kept very clean and the whole area is very quiet and peac...  read more »
  • Perhaps it was the time of year that I visited (August), but I was pretty disappointed. There is nothing here that you cannot find for free in many of MO's beautiful parks. Note that they close some o...  read more »
  • So many trails to enjoy out here and things to photograph but the bees were out in full force when I was there. So if your allergic I'd watch out. You could easily spend a whole day here walking aroun...  read more »
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