Picnic Areas

at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

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people enjoying a picnic lunch under one of the shelters


You will find ample space to spread out a picnic lunch with family and friends. The park has 15 single table picnic pads in two picnic areas, which are located on the north and south ends of the day-use area, along with numerous picnic shelters in the picnic areas and in the campground.

Picnic Shelters

The park features 14 covered picnic shelters, five of which can be reserved.

  • Campground Shelter: $40
  • Day-Use Shelter: $30
  • Enclosed Shelter: $100 (located in the day-use area)
large group enjoying dinner under one of the campground picnic sheltesShelter Reservations

The shelters below can be reserved in advance. To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-546-2450. If available, fill out the Shelter Reservation Application and mail it to the park for approval. Submission of this application does not guarantee reservation of the shelter.


Playground equipment is located in the North Day-Use Area.