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Johnson’s Shut-Ins site of informational meeting

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Friday at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park near Lesterville.

The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at the Black River Center.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the meeting. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park’s services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

A visit to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is located 13 miles south of Pilot Knob on Route N. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 573-546-2450. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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