Special-Use Area

at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

Special-use camping areas are for use by non-profit organizations. These areas are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and may be reserved by calling 573-546-2450, Ext. 1000. Reservations can be made during the calendar year. Organized youth groups (Scouts, 4-H, church, etc.) have priority.

Fees: $2 per person, per night (A $15 deposit is required when the reservation is made.)

A full-service restroom with flush toilets and hot showers is available during the on-season.

Area 1: Holds approximately 50 people

  • Shelter
  • Fire pit
  • Picnic tables

Area 2: Holds approximately 15 people

  • Picnic table
  • Fire pit
  • Lantern post

Area 3: Holds approximately 15 people

  • Picnic table
  • Fire pit
  • Lantern post

Area 4: Holds approximately 10 people

  • Picnic table
  • Fire pit
  • Lantern post


 

Park Hours

Coordinates

37.559167, -90.870556

Park Hours

Valley Day-Use Area
The main park gates open and close at these times.

  • March 1 through the Wednesday before Memorial Day
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
  • Thursday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
    8 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily
  • Day after Labor Day through Oct. 31
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
  • November through February
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Camper Cabins hours

Open March through December

Gates to cabin area close at 10 p.m. from April through October. 

Store - Black River Center hours

March 1-31
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday through Friday

April 1 through the Wednesday before Memorial Day
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Thursday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily

Day after Labor Day through Oct. 31
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Nov. 1-30
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
closed Monday through Friday

Dec. 1 through February
Closed

Store - Campground hours

April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday
12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday
Closed Monday through Thursday

Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. daily

Tuesday after Labor Day through Oct. 31
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday
12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday
Closed Monday through Thursday

November through March
Closed

Store - River hours

April 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday through Friday

Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily

Day after Labor Day through Oct. 31
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday through Friday

Nov. 1 through March 31
Closed

Visitor Center - Black River Center hours

March 1-31
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday through Friday

April 1 through the Wednesday before Memorial Day
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Thursday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily

Day after Labor Day through Oct. 31
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Nov. 1-30
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
closed Monday through Friday

Dec. 1 through February
Closed