SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve offers flexible summer programs that are customizable to fit your summer youth group’s needs!

Facilitated Activity Options:

Bog Walk (included in all packages): Take a walk back in time and explore SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s 8,000 to 10,000-year-old peat bog. This rare habitat is one of the few peatlands remaining in King County and viewing it can only be described as magical. We will explore this ecosystem together and do a few fun activities along the way!

Hiking: Join a SHADOW Naturalist for a hike around the Nature Preserve. We are home to over 3 miles of trails perfect for exploring young and old forests, wetlands, and more!

Nature Art: Create nature-inspired art and let the Nature Preserve be your muse. We will choose between a variety of activities: Found Item Art, The Art of Nature Journaling, Building Fairy Houses, Design Your Own Bog Creature and more!

Youth Science: Learn and Do with this activity focused around the scientific exploration. This activity will focus around observations of wildlife for our iNaturalist database, recording the pH in wetlands for our Bog Project, or recording information on plants for the National Phenology Network.

Native Plant Identification & Gardening: Spend time gardening and learning about Native Plants at our Native Plant Garden. This activity is all about care for our garden and the earth while learning the importance of pollinators.

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is located at 21656 184th Avenue SE, Renton. For information on packages and pricing, visit