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Picnic Areas/Shelters

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; all are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is also an enclosed shelter, which can be reserved in advance.

Picnic tables and sheltersShelter Reservations

To reserve the enclosed shelter, contact the concessionaire at 573-546-0825. For more information about the concession at Johnson’s Shut-Ins, click here.


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