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Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Paul B Johnson State Park

Hattiesburg, Mississippi



Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Phone: (601) 582-7721

Sites: 155
Recent Rate: $70 7/2016

Latitude: 31.134664629262
Longitude: -89.230270385742

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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51 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The view and the lake are awesome. It is peaceful here. The toilets/showers smelled like an outhouse. We were here 2 weeks and watched the gals go into the restrooms to clean. They would take a spray bottle (nothing to wipe with) and return out of there in about 5 minutes. There are jail guys that do the lawns. No issues with that. The hookup on our site was wired wrong. We needed help with that. The site itself could have used some shade. I think we were put in the only site that did not have it. (2nd loop) Would be nice to be on the waters edge next time. We did not use the restrooms/showers because of the smell. We were going to do a load of laundry but there were bugs and dirt in the machines so we opted not to. It is a nice place to stay if you strategically pick out your site. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring everything you need so you dont have to drive anywhere. Town is a ways away.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first time here but not sure we'd go back. No fault of the park but the loop we stayed in (loop 1) only had limestone next to the asphalt RV pads so with all the rain we experienced (rained every day), it was a constant struggle not to bring dirt and rocks into the camper. BEAUTIFUL views over the lake however and our daughter and godchildren had a blast swimming in the lake. They also fed some ducks and fished right behind our site. Roads are definitely tight thru that loop and although our site was level and long enough, many would have been a serious problem for us, especially site 15, wow. Very short and completely sloped downward. Thankfully, they had a small Rpod in that site. Do homework and ask questions so you don't caught in a site you're unprepared for. Overall, a decent state park. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Splash pad, which we really looked forward to is NOT free - costs $6/per person. We swam in the lake instead. Showers, while clean, didn't seem to turn off, leaving floors all wet and slippery. (this was in both men's and women's restroom near the lake in loop #1). The ants and sugar bees were pretty bad - kitchen Comet works wonders, just sprinkle around the ground. We keep a container in our camper at all times.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in Cabin #1 for 4 days, and walked through the campground area next to the area. The park is clean, & quiet, but the campsites just seemed a little too close to one another. There are a few with shade, but not many. Did not use the comfort station. The cabin was clean but was very abused. It needs to be updated badly. The staff was wonderful. We couldn't get used to the unsupervised use of prisoners to collect garbage, though we had no problems. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cabin 1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed there about 4 times, all on the second loop. Nice enough campsites, though some sites aren't as level as one would like. Pads are asphalt. Some pads have a pretty severe drop-off from the pad to the ground. All in all, not bad, but some sites aren't that nice. Others are fine. Nothing really special, this is a state park so its pretty much what one would expect. We'd stay there again. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63 and 47
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park. We stayed for a week & the site was right across the access road with a great view of the lake. Our site was a back-in that was relatively level with full hook-ups. The only tips that I can offer are; the sewer taps seem to be placed pretty far to the rear of the pad & you may need a 20 ft. hose. Also, if this will be your first visit, as you drive along the side of the lake at the entrance, you will encounter a "spillway" for the lake approximately 80 ft. long with water running across the road. Don't worry...the water is only about 2 inches deep & will give your tires a little rinse. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 79
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in site 78. It is right on the lake. Staff is friendly, park is well kept. Lake is beautiful at sunrise. This site has a big oak next to it and provides plenty of shade. There is a barrier fence around lake side of this site but it does not interfere with access to the lake. Site is level. Love this park, roads are good with enough hills to challenge a old man biker like me. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Straightway 78
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Hattiesburg is close with shopping and restaurants.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent staff sufficient lighting for late arrival yet not too much to keep you awake. Park is always maintained nicely ( they use local prisoners) and the facility is very nature like yet right off the road. Have stayed here twice and will make it a regular stop on our trips through MS. Concrete pads are level water, electric and sewer hook ups. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
92
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice State Park. Full hookups, including 50 amp and sewer. We stayed in the open Pull Thru sites near the office. They are open and level and long enough to leave toad hooked up. They have more sites back in the woods that are more traditional sites and they looked level and large enough for most rigs. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
102
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Enter by way of South Lake Road off of U.S. 49. It connects to Geiger Lake Road that is a straight shot into the park. Some GPS units don't show this connection and take you in by way of Tower Road ( a few miles north on US 49). That's a narrow curvy road and takes you in the back entrance to the park. Ignore the GPS and go on to South Lake Road.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Had called and spoke with office asking specifically for a site that would accommodate a 39' 5th wheel. Was told site 55 was a "double site" that would accommodate RV and truck parked alongside. Arrived 5 minutes after office closed. No map available or anyone to talk to. After finally finding site using separate car, realized that there was absolutely no way we would fit, nor would we have been able to get out the road ahead in the morning. Site directly across from this site so no room to maneuver in. My husband drove a semi, so if he says this site doesn't work, then I totally believe him. Road leading to this site is extremely narrow with low hanging branches everywhere. Site markers are horrible to find. Coming in off of Hwy. 49 you drive through a spillway...really weird! There are pull through sites (that weren't available), but they are so close if you put your awning out you would be hitting neighbor - they are that close. If you are big rig, keep going...we did just that. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

First time to stay at Paul B. It is a nice state park with a ton of lake side RV sites. Very clean. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here five days in site 16 which backed up to the lake. Beautiful park and would stay at it again if in the area. Did not use the facilities, so can not review them. Some of the loop turns are quite tight. Great value for the money !!! We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Dined at Rosies, and in Hattiesburg at Cracker Barrel....Walmart in Wiggins.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We can in from I-59 over small twisty narrow roads with small hard to see signs. Not good. Easy to get lost even with aid of google map. Better to approach by highway 49 as the campground entrance is right off it. The campground is spread out by a large lake with a great view for most sites. Sites and roads well paved. Some sites are level, many not quiet level. Very clean rest rooms and showers. Sites with Electric Sewer & Water. We were an overnight stay. Great value at $14 plus 91 cents tax. A good campground to spend several days. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here overnight while passing through. It was out of the way (about 7 miles from 98) for one night but we hoped it would be quiet. It was for the most part but weirdly we could hear traffic noise from somewhere (maybe 49?) mainly early in the morning. Once you enter the park, it's a good 5 minute drive to get to the campground. You cross over a couple short bridges/spillways before getting to the office on the right. The pull thru we opted for was long enough but narrow. It had 2 consecutive concrete pads as if one was added at a later time. We were able to get our satellite to work without a problem. They have an unusual assortment of rental "cabins". Some are brick and appear older while others have very colorful siding like yellow and blue. I imagine the lake is the big draw. BTW - one of the clerks recommended that we leave the back way which is shorter mileage-wise. Beware - very tight clearance at the guard gate for large units. We saw evidence that it had been hit a couple times. Also, the roads are extremely narrow with little to no shoulder. Unless you are in a hurry, going out the front entrance is a better idea. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Almost perfect park. 9 instead of 10 because the pull through sites are so close together we couldn't put out our awning without touching neighbors slide out. Disc Golf, hiking, boating, cabins, and very nice picnic pavilions. Completely full weekend before Halloween. Back-in sites are larger with picnic tables. Lakefront sites have beautiful views. Love this park. Be sure to spray hoses with ant killer or you might have some uninvited guests. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Paul Johnson State Park campground offers level, FHU, cement RV sites that overlook very picturesque Geiger Lake. We are a self-contained unit so we don’t know about available park showers/restrooms. Entry to the campsite area is over a spillway that could be a problem if there were to be heavy rains/flooding in the area. The park office is on the right about ½ mile past the very obvious spillway. The main entry gate was not manned and we were told to drive into the park for the park office. The closest large grocery store is approximately 12 miles from the park and golf is 7 miles away. Site reservations can be made on line or by calling the park phone. Our park rate is based on the fact that this reviewer is over 65. During the summer season we would think this place is very popular and crowded so reserve early. They use trustees from a local prison/jail to maintain the park. We would use this campground again. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

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