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James Baughn

Castor River Shut-ins more spectacular in off-season

Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 3:55 PM


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  • The Castor Shut Ins are a great place to cool off on a hot summer day if the water is flowing at a decent rate. Be very careful though. I have seen lots of Cottonmouths curled up in the cracks and crevasses. They won't bother you if you don't bother them but they're hard to spot as they blend in very well with the rocks!

    -- Posted by Data48 on Wed, Mar 26, 2008, at 6:12 PM
  • The broken glass and empty cans are more of a hazard than the snakes; the cigarette butts are becoming more numerous also. Pack refreshments in...pack trash out.

    -- Posted by Hugh M Bean on Thu, Mar 27, 2008, at 11:20 AM
  • I haven't been in a while, the last time I was there litter didn't seem to be much of a problem. I've heard it's been crowded since Johnson Shut Ins have been closed.

    -- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Mar 27, 2008, at 2:31 PM
  • We've been to the Castor River Shut-ins several times. It's a very beautiful and peaceful location when you arrive at daybreak. We get there so early to catch the morning sunlight for photography. We've encountered a sum total of four people during those visits during those early morning visits. This is a must visit location!

    Thanks James!


    -- Posted by SweetSexySharon on Sun, Jan 24, 2010, at 2:29 PM