SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s Richter Education Center is located at 21656 184th Ave SE Renton, WA 98058





SHADOW’s parking lot is on the West side of the road. Look for the wooden ‘Shadow Lake Bog’ sign and turn into the gravel lot. Feel free to park in front of the large Conex storage unit. You should see a large covered stage, trail head sign, and our education center. The office is located at the top of the outdoor staircase to the left of this education building.Parking is available in the gravel lot in front of SHADOW’s education center and on the side of the road along 184th Ave SE.

Please note: The white mobile home is a private residence. If you need to contact someone please come by the office or give us a call!


Directions to SHADOW from 405 North or South

Take the Maple Valley/Enumclaw Exit (Hwy 169) off of 405 and turn right at 140th Avenue SE. Follow this road up the hill to the 4th stop light (Fairwood Plaza) and turn left onto SE Petrovitsky Rd. Travel east on Petrovitsky for approximately 3.3 miles. After passing the utility plant on your right-hand side, turn right onto SE Lake Youngs Rd. Continue 1 block and take the first right onto 184th Avenue SE. Continue approximately 1 mile. You’ll see a large horse ranch on the right and SE 216th Street on the left. Shadow Lake Bog is at the second driveway on the left after SE 216th Street

Directions to SHADOW from Highway 18

Take the Maple Valley/Enumclaw Exit to S.E. 232nd Street. Turn left off the exit ramp. Travel up a steep incline and continue on the same road until the four- way stop at 196th Avenue SE. Continue straight through the intersection, where the road changes names to Peter Grubb Road. Continue along this road for approximately .5 miles. The road name changes again to 184th Avenue SE. SHADOW’s entryway will be on your right.


There is a lot going on at SHADOW this season: Calendar