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Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Middle Brook

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  • We've visited in the summer and in the winter, and this place is an amazing natural wonder! In the summer, bring shoes that can get wet (water shoes or something with grip - not flip flops) and climb ...  more »
  • An Awesome Park. Its a bit of a drive to get there but worth your time. We were there for about 2 hours. More time would have been nice but this gave us enough time to see it and hike one of the trail...  more »
  • I've came here multiple times...usually when there is a ton of people enjoying the water in the summer. But this trip was when a storm was coming and we had the park to ourselves to photograph till we...  more »
  • This was my first time to the park in 30 years. We stayed the last weekend of October at one of the Basic sites. The site was spacious and well kept. There was an interesting piece of Star Wars-themed community theater held on Saturday night that gave the park employees a chance to have some fun, and we were definitely glad to catch it. It's apparently been their 22 year tradition on the last weekend of the camping season. We hiked the 10 mile Goggins trail and enjoyed the scenery and effort. The new Visitor's Center had a few neat displays that would surely entertain and educate the kids. It was relaxing to sit with our feet in the river and to watch people slide down the rocks.
  • Ameren did a great job rebuilding this park that they tried to destroy when their crazy water reservoir broke and washed the old park away. The Shut-Ins are freaking awesome. The campgrounds are pretty great too. Great Equine trails and campsites that are grossly underutilized. Take your horses here the campsites are huge and awesome for the horse riders.
  • Truly a treasure of the Show Me state. Located near Taum Sauk, Missouri's highest point, this constriction in one of the forks of the crystal clear black river is very family friendly. Campsites nearby.
  • This is a beautiful park and wonderful to visit for a cool down in mid summer. However also a great park to hike and camp or travel the equestrian trials. The restoration after the levee break has been amazing, many thanks to those who have put in the work to bring this area as close back to its previous state.
  • Fabulous infrastructure: boardwalk, etc., for getting to the shut-ins. Bizarre place to see; I couldn't have imagined it if I hadn't seen it myself. People are climbing all over the rocks and in the waterfalls of this remarkable state park.