Johnson's Shut-Ins Dolomite Glade

Points of Interest: 

  • See a glade developed on dolomite, in contrast to the extensive igneous glades in the surrounding Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.
  • Enjoy a season long progression of glade wildflower blooms.

 

Natural Features Description:  This glade developed on dolomite of the Davis formation, a Cambrian period rock formed over 500 million years ago.  Few dolomite glades such as this occur in the St. Francois Mountains region.  It has a set of plant species including gum bumelia, Missouri evening primrose, rose verbena, calamint, and glade heliotrope that are not found on nearby igneous glades.

Access Information: 

This natural area is within Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park. Access to this natural area is difficult. Inquire at the park office about a visit to this natural area. To reach the park office: from the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway N north of Pilot Knob (Iron Co.) go west nearly 13 miles to the park entrance on the left (south). Follow the signs to the park office.

General Information
Designation Date: 
11/26/1984
Acreage: 
18
Owner: 
MO Department of Natural Resources
County: 
Reynolds
Contact: 
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park
Contact Phone: 
573-546-2450