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Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Middle Brook

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  • We got to the park extremely early to beat the crowds. We scoped out a good rock and left our shirts and sunscreen there for duration of our time there and no one bothered it. WEAR WATER SHOES, I prom...  more »
  • We stayed in one of the camper cabins, cabin #1, which was excellent. It was the cabin closest to the showerhouse/bathrooms, which were clean and everything worked well. The farthest shower from our c...  more »
  • My family and I spend the afternoon in the shut-ins. Food and water are not to be brought past the parking lot, and it is about a 1/4 mile hike to the actual shut-ins. It's nice that food isn't suppos...  more »
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  • Quiet campgrounds that are arranged in small loops so that you don't feel like you are camping with hundreds of strangers. Staff was super-friendly from the camp hosts to store employees. The nicest shower/bath houses I have ever seen while camping with individual stalls and showers.
  • Wonderful campground and great fun swimming. Come prepared with reusable water bottles, sunscreen, water shoes and life jackets for young swimmers. Or buy any of those at the shop on site.
  • Terrible experience. My girlfriend and I went to this park hoping to enjoy a nice summer day and an older parking attendant treated us like s*** after entering the wrong entrance. We left feeling very disappointed and irritated.
  • What a beautiful park. The visitors center is fun and informative. It's a great day out. One of the highlights of our vacation!!
  • Please read my tips for visiting the wayer side of the park, I hope you find them helpful! It was our first time there since moving from SoCal and it was not only an cool adventure, but it was a paradise in the middle of nowhere. It blew my mind on how clear and cold the water was and how clean the entire area is in general. What a lovely place to spend the day, but please be aware of the following: ~BRING WATER SHOES OR OLD SNEAKERS. ~The park opens at 10, by accident we were there about 945 am and we were still allowed to go in. Once the two main parking lots are full, they close the gates and only allow cars in as others come out. So come early or be prepared to wait. It's FREE! ~There is a small park store, restrooms and changing rooms near the parking lot and one lone, toilet on the way to the water. ~It is at least a football field's distance of a walk from the parking lot. It is a long and even path, very doable for wheelchairs and scooters but be prepared to walk. ~ There are NO disposable containers, food, coolers allowed near the water. I don't imagine you can stay there all day with your kids and have no food, but many people were going in with just towels and no water or food, maybe they walked all the way back to car when they were hungry? We did take water and sandwiches, but we weren't obvious and of course, we TOOK OUT ALL OUR TRASH. ~Many people brought camp chairs and although it is difficult to get them over the rocks, once you get them down there, you can sit them in water or on the side of the water and just chill. ~As you start down the path, the first place you come to with stairs was where many of the people with kids stopped. There are rocks everywhere but here they are much smaller and the pebbles were easy to walk on. There is a creek here which is fairly shallow and a couple of areas that looked waist deep. ~The second set of stairs is where we went down and where the majority of people headed. This area is very rocky and you have to be careful navigating your way around the rocks. No easy task for us old people, but the young folks had no problem. I have bad knees and a bad ankle, but I made it slowly but surely. ~Walk all the way to the end of wooden sidewalk to get a good overview of the water area. There is a HUGE pool of blue green water that a few people were enjoying but there is no easy way to get down there. You can go through the slippery rocks and mini waterfalls or climb the stairs and go up and around a very long path. Either way, it is not for the weak, scaredy cats or people with bad knees :-) ~BRING SUNSCREEN and an extra t-shirt, there is no shade unless you bring your own. ~There are no LIFEGUARDS, so put life jackets on the little ones if you going in the small pond and definitely if you make it down to the big pond. ~There is NO PHONE SERVICE, so forget trying to call 911 if something happens, someone will have to run all the way back to the ranger station to get help. ~It is a beautiful area with gorgeous water, no trash, and a fantastic place to hang out with your family. Just use your common sense.