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Description - *This information provided by Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks*

Located in the heart of Mississippi’s pine belt region Paul B. Johnson State Park is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson provide a picturesque setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is just a 20-minute drive to the north, making Paul B. Johnson State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend.

Attractions - Situated on spring fed Geiger amid towering pines, Paul B. Johnson State Park offers a wide variety of activities. Paul B. Johnson State Park features a visitor's center with game room, fast-food service, group camp for 110, 16 cabin units, 108 improved and 25 tent camping pads and a self-guided nature tour.

Recreation - Recreational activities include fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and camping.

Climate - Mississippi generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Freezing temperatures are possible in the winter. Thunderstorms and are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - Paul B. Johnson State Park is located 10 miles south of Hattiesburg off US #49.

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Filed By: SEP (Gulfport, MS)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Oct. 23rd was our first time at Paul B. and we loved it. They provided full hookups for all RV's. Very neat and clean, some with great unobstructed views of the lake on down around #67, 69, 71 and at the end, #84, 85, and 86 were super spots. It was a bit crowded for us in #1-29 and 30-53. The piers were nice to sit on and watch the sunset.

Filed By: kris abadie (new orleans, la)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The cabins are wonderful for a romantic getaway. The view is serene and the interior is cozy with a nice fireplace. It ended up snowing when we were there and everything was covered in white.picture perfect. and the best part is, its affordable for anyone to enjoy.

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: My family rented 13 cabin a year in advance. One month before our vacation, we received a letter telling us that the cabins were being remodeled and would not be available. What a let down! It is too late for all of us to find another place.

Filed By: stratman (hattiesburg, ms)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: bass hitting suspending jerkbaits at the dam. not a lot of action ,but enough to make it interesting. best time at noon until mid-afternoon.

Filed By: WTR (Biloxi, MS)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is a great place for tent camping. It's cabins also have a great view. Some of which are on 10 to 15 foot mini-bluffs on the side of the lake. A couple of years ago, I happened to visit my daughter at Scout Camp at PBJ State Park. If you ever need a facility for a large group, this is it. Ask about the lodges which offer barricks type sleeping arrangements. Best of all, there's a cafeteria that serves lodge guests 3 GREAT "home cookin'" meals a day the cost of which is included in your lodge rental fee. I'd go just for the food. Happy Travelling.

Filed By: Don Colombel (Larose, La.)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Paul B. Johnson is by far one of the best camping experiances that we have had. The grounds are the best. The lake is beautiful, The nature trail was really nice, The rangers were very helpful and pleasent to talk with. The wildlife was enjoyable. There just isn't anything that we experianced to complain about. The experiance was great. Thanks for all of the efforts by your staff. We hope to experiance

More Information

Contact Information:
Paul P. Johnson State Park, 319 Geiger Lake Rd , Hattiesburg, MS, 39401, Phone: 601-582-7721

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - This region includes the southeast corner of Mississippi, from the Laurel area, south through Hattiesburg to the Gulf Coast.
Hattiesburg Area - Hattiesburg is a small city located in the southeast region of Mississippi that offers a variety of recreational, cultural, education and historical choices.
Mississippi State Parks - Mississippi State Parks offer great areas to camp, fish and hike as well as learn about various historical sites.

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