Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Middle Brook

4.7
#13 of 85 in Nature in Missouri
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  • Recently camped for the first time in this state park. The sites are situated with a lot of trees between them for privacy. The pads are concrete. There are several loops with varying accommodations. ...  more »
  • This park is kind of out in the country but worth the trip. Almost new Ranger and display buildings, plenty of parking, paved or boardwalk trails to 'shut-ins' aka rapids in a tight gorge. Deep drops,...  more »
  • Really cool rock formations with an interesting story from the dam break in 2005. Easy access on paved trails. We had a fun time.  more »
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  • Park was nice, we went before the summer season opened so a lot of things weren't happening yet but on the plus side it wasn't busy. Great location for day trips. We stayed in cabin 2, loved it. We hiked the blue trail at the park while the water was flowing and just after a controlled burn. Couldn't ask for more
  • Such a cool place as long as the rivers are up at a normal level. Then the water flows over the rock formations and makes natural water slides. It's best to not take young kids that can't swim very good or climb big rocks. Plus there is a pretty strong current thru the shut ins. At the bottom of the "slides" there are big bluffs that you can jump off of.
  • The amenities are fantastic. It seems that the Missouri Department of Nature Resources went all out on them. The camp has a wide variety of picnic spots and activities. The welcome center is nicer than some National Parks. The camping area has a number of car and camper spots, with clean and modern showers and bathrooms. The loops and hiking trails in the area are fantastic, and they offer a wide variety of views. The spots by the Black River are particularly nice. The Scour trail has a good view of the reservoir.
  • Beautiful park with tons of space. The rock formation is unique and offers an interesting place to play and swim. Go, it’s cool. ☀️🤙🏼
  • We loved this place so much. Really cool and beautiful. Take care because you could literally die here, no joke. Stick to the main areas and move cautiously. A great memory for my family.
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