Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

Park Information

State park and historic site day-use areas, lodging, campgrounds, boat ramps and trails, and will continue to operate under normal off-season hours. Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff, including the closure of visitor centers, nature centers, offices and museums. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here. A full list of temporary closures can be found here.

Looking for a unique destination? Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park offers ancient beauty!

The wilderness qualities and geology of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park and the surrounding St. Francois Mountains make this park a special place to visit. Its rugged character provides the perfect backdrop for camping, hiking, picnicking, splashing in the shut-ins, exploring nature or just relaxing.

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. - 8 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

Park Office hours

Nov. 16 through Feb. 28
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

Store - Campground hours

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

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

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

November through March
Closed

Store - River hours

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

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

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

Nov. 1 through March 31
Closed

Visitor Center - Black River Center hours

April through October (on-season)

  • April
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
  • May through Wednesday before Memorial Day
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
  • Thursday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily
  • Tuesday after Labor Day through September
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
  • October
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

November through March (off-season)

  • Closed

Gatehouse - Day Use Area hours

Thursday before Memorial Day through Labor Day

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily