Natural Water Park

by Wildwood512

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area covering 8,647 acres (3,499 ha) on the East Fork Black River in Reynolds County, Missouri.

The term "shut-in" refers to a place where the river's breadth is limited by hard rock that is resistant to erosion. In these shut-ins, the river cascades in many rivulets over and around igneous rocks worn smooth over many eons.

It is used by park visitors as a natural water park when the water is not so high as to be dangerous.The bedrock of the area is an erosion resistant rhyolite porphyry and dark colored diabase dikes of Proterozoic age. Waters of the East Fork Black River became confined, or "shut-in," to a narrow channel following fractures and joints within the hard igneous rock. Water-borne sand and gravel cut deeply even into this erosion-resistant rock, carving potholes, chutes and canyon-like gorges.
Uploaded21/03/2016 - 04:55
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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Posted 21/03/2016 - 07:27 Link
Beautiful place
Posted 21/03/2016 - 07:29 Link
What a great looking area to go exploring!
Posted 21/03/2016 - 17:28 Link
Mmmm would love to visit this lovely natural water park!
Posted 24/03/2016 - 12:30 Link
What a great location!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
Posted 24/03/2016 - 13:14 Link
Thanks all...this park really is something to behold!
Cheers...Donna 😊
Edited by Wildwood512: 24/03/2016 - 13:16

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