While camping at Johnson's Shut-ins, we also visited nearby Elephant Rocks State Park. It is the site of huge granite boulders formed by an ancient volcano and thrust to the surface. An area by the parking lot contains many that you can climb or wander through and they are amazing.
There is also a 1.5 mile walking trail through another area, passing a beautiful quarry and incredible formations. We climbed a huge boulder topped by a number of slightly-less-huge rocks that look like they should just roll off but don't. At least not often. While on top we visited with a couple from Indiana who were also camped at Johnson Shut-ins and are diehard hikers. This park, as well as Johnson's Shut-ins are certainly off the beaten path but are worth the extra time and harrowing roads to see.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.