Johnson's Shut-ins is a wonderful natural water park. I happened to be there after huge rains in the area and the river was flowing more rapidly than normal. It had been closed the day before.
There were lines waiting to get in and we waited for 20 minutes.
Kids were having a big time and lots of families were in the water. The rapids with the big granite boulders need care when the water is high. About an hour after we left a little girl drowned according to the news. I dont know if that has ever happened before but the area had something like 10" rains and maybe 20" over the 3 prior days so the river was rapid.
Great place and a great natural geologic wonder with wonderful hiking. Recommend small children play in the pools before or after the rapids. Like other attractions in the area there was no cost.
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