Visitor Center - Black River Center

at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

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The Black River Center is a great place to stop on your way into the park. You can watch videos on "A Billion and a Half Years in a Nutshell," "The Power of Water," "Rebuilding Johnson's Shut-ins," prescribed burns or wild hogs. Interactive exhibits include "Songs of the Shut-Ins Song Birds" and "The Johnston Family History." You can also see exhibits explaining "Water Life of the River," "How the Shut-ins was Formed," "Glade Life" and "Landscape of Voices."

A conference room within the Black River Center can be rented for $150 for a full day or $75 for a half day

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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 Aug. 13
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily

Aug. 14 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

Coordinates

37.548056, -90.847500

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

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 Aug. 13
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily

Aug. 14 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 Aug. 13
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily

Aug. 14 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