Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

Park Information

Play in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River. Shoot through Mother Nature’s hydraulics in the shut-ins. Hike a trail that will show you 1.4 billion years of geologic history. Take your horse on a pretty mountain trail. Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is a jewel of the system, a place with something for everyone: pretty picnic areas, Ozark landscapes, natural places to swim, great campsites.

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