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Johnson's Shut-Ins Campground

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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

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

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


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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.

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.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Engine House Ruins Trail, MOElephant Rocks State Park, MO
  • Buford Mountain State Forest Trail, MOBuford Mountain Conservation Area, MO
  • Mina Sauk Falls Trail, MOTaum Sauk Mountain State Park, MO
  • Ozark Trail: Taum Sauk Section, MOMark Twain National Forest, MO
  • Taum Sauk Missouri's Highpoint Trail, MOTaum Sauk Mountain State Park, MO
  • Devil's Honeycomb Trail , MOIrondale, MO
  • Tiemann Shut-ins Trail, MOFredericktown, MO
  • Bootleg Access Trail, MOMark Twain National Forest, MO
  • Goggins Mountain Trail, MOLesterville, MO
  • Turkey Creek Trail, MOFredericktown, MO

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