Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri

2,400 acres of natural Ozark landscape.

Shaw Nature Reserve

About Shaw Nature Reserve

Shaw Nature Reserve, on the Meramec River and about six miles south of the Missouri River is in the region known as the Ozark Border. This region encompasses some 13 percent of the state of Missouri and divides the rolling prairie lands of northern Missouri, that were formed by glaciers, from the Ozark Plateau, that was formed by uplift and erosion. The Reserve is near the junction of Highway 100 and Interstate 44 in northeastern Franklin County.

Missouri is known for its rich and beautiful collection of natural habitats as well as for its complex and diverse geology. Since Shaw Nature Reserve sits at the juncture of several of these major Midwestern habitats, the diversity of both plant and animal life is great. This natural diversity provides an exceptional outdoor classroom for scholars and students as well as casual observers.

Contact Information

Hwy. 100 & I-44
Gray Summit, Missouri

Hours of Operation: Daily 7:00am - Sunset

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