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Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Paul B. Johnson State Park

Hattiesburg, Mississippi



319 Geiger Lake Road
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
Phone: (601) 582-7721

Sites: 155
Recent Rate: $24 2/2017

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Latitude: 31.134664629262
Longitude: -89.230270385742
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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55 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

If the bathrooms had been cleaner, I would have given a better rating. No divider between shower and dressing area. No hooks to hang anything on. The park was very nice, lots of space and big lake. No fire ring. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay. It was full but the park is so big I didn't feel crowed. We stayed in site 48 . It had a picnic table and grill. The fishing pier was close. Cant wait to book again. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It offered a walking trail, game room, and playground. We will be back for the summer for the splash pad.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed in this park before. It is a great park with a good atmosphere close to Hattiesburg and Camp Shelby. Most sites are close to or on the lake and shaded with plenty of space between sites. This time, since we did not have a reservation and the park was filled to capacity, we ended up in one of the pull-through sites near the park office. These sites are the least desirable as they are very close together with little shade or privacy. Even so, this was a good value for the cost. In the future if we stay here I will make a reservation in advance to ensure a better site. Overall worth every penny and will definitely stay here again. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Stayed 7 days, site 81. Good morning and later pm shade. No fire ring, wooden picnic table, showed a lot of wear. Asphalt pad, fairly level. Most sites seemed to have a pretty good slope front to rear. No camp store, 5-7 mile run to get ice,etc.. Our site was across the street from the lake, great views, steady breeze from the lake. Very clean, very quiet, twisty turns going back to the camping area. Best route to enter is take I59 to 98 to 49 south. Have to drive through spillway to get to campgrounds and office, water never very deep. Pretty much a no frills park, though very pleasant, will defiantly stay at this park again. We stayed in a 32 ft fifth wheel, had a very good time. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
81
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Donanelle's Bar & Grill, about 8 miles north, very good steaks. Armed Forces Museum at Champ Shelby. A map of Hattiesburg attractions available at the park office.

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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: 15
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: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 3

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: 1

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: 9
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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