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Lesterville, Missouri: The Boulder Field

In December 2005 the Taum Sauk Reservoir breached and sent 1.3 billion gallons of water down Proffit Mountain -- and left a field full of boulders. Because boulders always come from... somewhere.

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

Address:
148 Taum Sauk Trail, Lesterville, MO
Directions:
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park. From Lesterville drive west on MO-49/72 for three miles. Turn right onto MO-N. Drive six miles. Turn right into the park; you'll see the Boulder Field ahead, on the left.
Phone:
573-546-2450
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Johnson's Shut-ins Boulder Field.

Johnson's Shut-ins Boulder Field

In December 2005 the Taum Sauk Reservoir breached, sending 1.3 billion gallons of water down Proffit Mountain. The water scoured the mountainside and left boulders scattered in a field at the entrance to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.

[Alex V, 07/03/2019]

April 2021: Photo added.


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