Paul B Johnson State Park

     


Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Phone: (601) 582-7721

Sites: 155
Avg. Rate: $20

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Latitude: 31.1346646292619
Longitude: -89.2302703857422

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 14
  • Good 21
  • Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

39 Reviews

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Hartleyfam

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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5thwheeler

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Jilliebean

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice well maintained state park. Bathhouse facilities have seen better days. Some recently rebuilt and other are just atrocious. Paved roads and concrete pads. We have stayed here many times, but the newest staff just is not as friendly as the old. Getting anything done in the office is very difficult. But when we needed help on our site they were Johnny on the spot. The lake is stocked each year and fishing off the piers is good. We will return to this park for sure. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

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Joseph c

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

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This has always been a wonderful park, but not this time. We stayed in the new campgrounds. Power problems. 50 amp had one leg almost unusable . If we put a minor load on power would from 120 to 109 volts. We cut our stay short for fear of burning up electric motors. if they get the power right it would be a great place. most campers don't have meters to give them electric information . We were in a motor home . We had a similar problem when we stayed there 7 weeks earlier, made 5 phone calls with hope they would repair --- but no luck. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

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southernsky

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with beautiful lake and shade. Would have given it a higher rating, but somewhat dirty campsites where campers burn garbage in fire spots and too many golf carts with loud music running around. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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TerryMScampers

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second stay at this campground. It is really nice. A great place to ride bikes and several trails to walk. Customer service is good. We would stay here again. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2265

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved the park! We do have a couple of suggestions: Getting in the park and up to the office to register was a little challenging. There was no one at the main entrance, and the signs could be marked a little better showing how to get around the park (to the main office). Also, we would suggest a place for large rigs to be able to pull in to register at the main office. We pulled our 40' trailer into the parking lot and had to 'back it out' onto the road to get out of the parking lot. The parking lot could be modified to allow for 'cars/trucks/etc.' parking and a separate area for big rigs to pull in and be able to pull straight out. As a camper in the park, we still had to pay a $10 (fishing license) fee to fish (catch/release). We'd like to suggest that if you are there for less than a couple of days, that you are able to fish for free. We were just overnighting it, and felt the $10 fishing license was a bit steep, especially since in Texas, if you stay at a state park, the fishing is free. The sites themselves were nice. Relatively level, E/W/S was easily accessible. We left early in the morning, and it was a picture perfect site seeing the lake. There was a lone fisherman in a small boat surrounded by the mist coming up from the lake in the early morning sun. Something one would see on a postcard. We would stay there again but probably not fish. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Vickie N Fred

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

I would have given this park at 10 except that our cabin could have been cleaner. The floors needed to be swept and mopped (it appeared that they hadn't been cleaned before we got there). Some of the dishes (that were in the cabin and assumed to be clean) were not clean. Other than that, the park was great. They have a splash pad for the kids (extra charge) and a lake with roped off swimming area. There are playgrounds, lots of trees, video games and pool tables in the office area. Just an overall great, family oriented place. We would come back here in our MH. We drove through the park. It's huge and lots of very lovely sites to choose from. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Campground Cabin.

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outlawmedic

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We camp here quite often and almost always have a great time. We camped in site 83 this time, great location, easy access to pier and the water, easy backing in, lots of room. This is an old campground but kept up. This sited was level and required no additional equipment.. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Retired & rambling

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Girl that checked us in was not friendly or helpful but the park is really nice. We used the washer & dryers-$1.50 each. Swim beach is nice. We would stay here again. Rate is the senior rate. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jody

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

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We were using this as a place to stop for the night on our way from SC to Houston, TX We had site #50 on 2nd loop. The campsite that we had was right near the dock with a great view of the lake and a large grassy area beside us. The kids loved playing on the grass and on the dock. There are also geese here who obviously have been fed by campers because they come up to the camper. However, they did not scare or bother us. Probably because they found food from another camper! We had reservations and we are glad that we did. The campground was nearly full because the schools in the New Orleans area were out for the week for Mardi Gras. So, many families from New Orleans got away for the week to camp! The campers here were very nice and friendly. Besides families with children, there were many seniors here camping as well. We were able to burn a campfire at our campsite on a cleared area but there is no fire ring. The lake water was very high. It looks like they have gotten a lot of rain. In the morning, a storm did pass through us with hard rain and hail. Our campsite flooded during the storm (or I would have rated an A and not a B). Thank goodness we were in our pop-up trailer and not our tent! The bathrooms had warm showers and were acceptable. They could use a little updating. I think they get a lot of use since this seems to be a well used park. The bathhouse is set back from the camping loop a little. So, a little bit of a walk up a hill, but not too far. I rate the view an “A” because our site was right on the lake (and many here are). Also, we had a lot of space next to our campsite that was grassy. There are many several things to do at the park including swimming at the lake, boating and canoeing. Also, there is a playground. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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J and C

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Boring park in the fall. Not sure if it's better in the summer unless the water level is higher. Only one hiking trail with dangerous bridges and walk-ways. Parked in what is termed a pull-through, but only entry is paved. Luckily had the toad disconnected so we could pull out. Bath house is a distant walk and has no changing area. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

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aw wall

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was not what we expected. Sites were not level, some as much as 15 to 20 degree incline. We had to move from original site as there was no way to level the motorhome. This park is pretty much ruled by the locals, not camping, just littering. Rest rooms and showers were in dire need of some cleaning. Grills are rusted out. Our sewer hookup was broken and we could not screw in the correct fitting. Had to let the connector "rest" on top of pipe. Worked OK, but with some leakage. Would not stay here again. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

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nautifish

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This a beautiful state park that has a nice lake and spacious paved sites. Full hookups. Our site #86, however, had sewer hookup on one side and water and electric on the other side. Very odd set up. We elected to not connect to sewer to use the dump station on the way out and was then able to pull in forward with the motorhome for a sweeping 180 degree view off the point of the pretty lake. On this site we were able to easily launch our canoe right from the site, as we were 20 feet from the shoreline. Very limited shade at this side, however and hot in full July sun. The bad: Campers here do not respect the park at all. The previous camper obviously did not want to bother with pulling out their sewer hose or connecting. There was a huge ring of dried up half disolved toilet paper and a stench, as they had just opened it up and let it fly. Really awful as the spot is only feet from the lake. We took out liquid digester and disinfectant to clean and hose down the area. Really gross. Reported to camp office, who did not seem to care. Real shame. Trash and litter was everywhere, as people just tossed stuff from cars and pickups. We picked up a whole bag of trash just from our site alone, and picked up trash on our walks every morning. Bathrooms were "hosed down" but not clean. Soap dispenser was never refilled the whole time we were there. Lake is pretty much overfished, as they have tournaments there, but if you head down to the little bridge on the "slow speed" side, you will find some very hungry Pickeral and Bass. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

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David l

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

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Loop 1 and the straightaway has some very nice spots. Beautiful view of the lake from most spots. Always enjoy trips to this park. Don't get the pull though spots unless you want to be really close to your neighbor with no shade, packed like sardines. The normal spots are 90% nice. Nice club house with games and nice porch area. Disc golf is great! New splash pad is great! (not free though). Nice small church service at 9 a.m. The park could use some updating, the wooden playground on loop 1 needs to be tore down, bathhouses are a bit old and nasty. Sometimes the sites have small bits of trash left behind. Inmates do most of the cleaning (beware, my wife found out the hard way in the bathhouse). In the summer bring ant poison! Decent amount of snowbirds from Oct - April. Normally quiet. Occasionally, some of the campsites do become a noisy party hangout for the locals, the park management apparently allow loud country music, 7 cars, 6 water craft, 1 camper, a crawfish boil and 2 motorcycles on a single campsite, but it did quiet down by 9 p.m. That being said, this is still one of the nicest campgrounds in the area! I hope the state of MS can manage to keep it maintained and will keep it a nice family campground. We camped at Paul B Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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