Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

Enjoy environmental education and recreation opportunities in a 92-acre nature preserve with rare and valuable habitat, including a 5,000-year-old peat bog, that has a direct and significant impact on both human and animal life.


From the South: Take Hwy 18 East toward Auburn.  After about 13 miles, take the 256th St. exit.  Take a left on 256th St. Take a right on 180th Ave SE/SE Wax Rd. Take a right on SE Wax Rd.  Take a left on 196th St. Take a left on 232nd St. Continue on Peter Grubb Rd, then continue on 184th Ave. SE and Shadow Lake Preserve will be on the right. 

From the North: From I-405 take Exit 4 for WA-169 S/Renton/Enumclaw.  Take a right on 140th Way SE. Take a left on Petrovitsky Rd. Take a right onto SE Lake Youngs Rd. Turn right on 184th Ave. SE, and Shadow Lake Preserve will be on the left. 

  • Land Manager: Shadow Lake Nature Preserve
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 15
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
21656 184th Ave SE, Renton WA 98058
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