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Johnson's Shut-Ins Campground

Johnson's Shut-Ins Campground is located in Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park and surrounded by gorgeous natural areas, hills, rivers, and forests. You can access this park near Middle Brook, which is less than two hours' drive south of St. Louis, and approximately two hours' drive west of Cape Girardeau and the Mississippi River. When motorhome camping at Johnson's Shut-Ins Campground, you'll have an opportunity to see all the natural wonders of Missouri and spend time outdoors.The campsites at Johnson's Shut-Ins Campground are available with full hookups and pull-through access. Some sites are set up for equestrian guests and others can accommodate walk-in tent camping. This kid-friendly campground in Middle Brook, MO, is also an excellent place for kids to run and play with a lot of free space and nice playgrounds. There is WiFi and cell service, plus a camp store, laundry facility, and clean restrooms and showers available too. Every campsite has a fire ring and a picnic table where you can relax and enjoy a meal outside. Hiking trails can be accessed right outside of the campground, and you can go hiking, biking, and horseback riding here. There are also ponds, and a river very close to the campground, where you can enjoy swimming in the summertime, or fishing and boating.With so much to offer, Johnson's Shut-Ins Campground is one of the best places to camp in southern Missouri, especially you are looking for a lot of outdoor recreational opportunities. The state park has a visitor’s center, multi-purpose trails, picnicking areas, and so much more. Enjoy kayaking and canoeing on the river or splash in for an unforgettable experience in this natural waterpark. Book an RV in Iron County, Missouri, and you can tour this less-traveled region of the state.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Mark Twain National Forest is located right next to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park. Here you will see incredible landscapes with beautiful forests, hills, rivers, and streams. The park covers over 1.5 million acres of mostly woodlands. There are many multi-purpose trails in the woods, perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and more. In addition to hiking trails, there are plenty of streams ideal for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The forest is home to many plant and animal species, including deer, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, foxes, and many more. Other recreational activities available here are ATV riding, scenic driving, nature viewing, wildlife watching, and hunting.Coldwater Conservation Area is about a 90-minute drive southeast when you are RV camping at Johnson's Shut-Ins Campground. This beautiful 120-acre park is mostly covered in forestland. Here you can escape from busy cities for a hike, picnic with your family, or nature viewing. It is also a great hunting location where you can find deer, turkeys, rabbits, doves, and squirrels.Taum Sauk Mountain State Park is a beautiful natural area only about half an hour's drive east of Johnson's Shut-Ins Campground. The park covers around 7,500 acres of land, featuring forests, hiking trails, and the highest peak in the state of Missouri. Even a part of the Ozark Trail passes through the park. And the beautiful views from the top of St. Francois Mountains aren't the only reasons to visit this park; here, you can also enjoy wildlife watching, picnicking, biking, horseback riding, and so much more.

Exploring the City

The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site is located approximately 20 minutes' drive northeast of the RV campground. When you visit the site, you will be able to walk the grounds where the Civil War battle took place, and you can also visit a small museum and watch a movie about the battle. In the center of the field, you can still see the hole created by a powder magazine that exploded during the conflict.Another attraction not too far away is Whistle Junction Visitors Center and Museum. In an old depot, this train museum also highlights local history and displays artifacts, old photographs, and memorabilia collected with the help of local families. You can visit the museum on your own, or join a guided tour.The Missouri History Museum is a perfect place to see when visiting St. Louis, just a two-hour drive away when you're camping at Johnson's Shut-Ins. The museum is home to many permanent and temporary exhibits, programs, and events, including a media room with over 200,000 digitalized documents and photographs you can search through. Some of the exhibits you can see here include "Pulitzer Prize Photographs," "In Focus: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photographs," "Seeking St. Louis," and more.


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Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.