Visit Shaw Nature Reserve


2020 Hours:
Open 7 days a week 

January 1 – March 7: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 8 – March 31: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

April 1 – August 31: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

September 1 - 30: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

October 1 - 31: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

November 1 - December 31: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last entry into Shaw Nature Reserve is 30 minutes prior to posted closing time.

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Christmas Eve Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Closed Christmas Day

Bascom House:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Admission: $5; $3 seniors and children; members free

Restrictions: No pets, smoking or collecting

Accessibility: Wheelchair, stroller and bicycle accessible areas

Getting Here:  Directions and maps available

Map: Shaw Nature Reserve roads and trails

Visitor Center

At the Visitor Center, located at the entrance, visitors will receive a map of the hiking trails and other helpful information. Trail guides and books on natural history and other related topics are available for purchase, and seasonal displays highlighting natural events, interpretive programs and classes help introduce visitors to Shaw Nature Reserve.

Visit the Visitor Center

Group Tours

For a group arriving on its own bus, our naturalist/guide can step aboard to point out what's in bloom, the Pinetum conifer collection, the tallgrass prairie, wildlife and wetlands. All tours are encouraged to visit the Bascom House and the Whitmire Wildflower Garden as well.

Whether a group is to be guided or not guided, a reservation must be made. It is very helpful when we know when to expect large groups of any kind so we can help the groups avoid overlapping too much with one another.

Group Tours and Reservations