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Paul B. Johnson State Park

Hattiesburg, Mississippi


319 Geiger Lake Rd
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 156
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 31.13466
Longitude: -89.23027

Elevation: 251' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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73 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park. Locating the office was a little tricky, but we figured out where it was. If you enter from the south entrance, you go across a spillway, which was different but no big deal. Parking our 5th wheel during check in was also tricky, there is a parking lot in front of the office. If it has a bunch of vehicles parked there, just park on the road during check in. Was offered a pull through or back in. We were just waiting out the hurricane Michael on our way to the gulf coast so we choose a pull through, which were close together but cheaper. Pull throughs were concrete and long enough I didnt have to disconnect. Full hook ups but no cable or wifi. Did have full cell phone signal. I would 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
91
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
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: 48
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful location on the shore of Lake Geimer. Many of the sites are right on the shoreline. The sites are narrow, leaving little room to sit outside. Many of the sites are closely spaced, especially the pull-through sites. There is nowhere to park an RV while checking in except on the road. The road leading into the park is very narrow. Even though it is two-lane, it is not wide enough for RVs to meet without one of them pulling off the road. There is a fair amount of highway noise. You also have to cross a dam that is under water on the road way. It was a little disconcerting but ok. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Had a nice view of the lake. We just stayed one night on our way through to FL. Served our purpose fine. Overall impression was that the campground has been used hard, is old, and a little rough. No major complaints. Felt safe. Would do an overnight while on the road there again but would not be a camping destination for us. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful weekend at this park. Weather a bit uncooperative and caused power outage to park and nearby town but park rangers came by every campsite to let us know status and we got power back sooner than the 45 minute time frame they'd predicted. Park was clean but bathrooms are dated and non air-conditioned. Because of this the odor in the Bathroom is he reason I only gave 4 stars for cleanliness. Check in process very quick. Nice welcome center. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Spot 81 grade was lower at rear of pad than front. Faucet at passenger rear corner and will need at least 25' hose To connect. Great place to ride our bicycles. Some his but otherwise easy ride. Very pretty park and lake. We envied the people on jet skis!

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park on a relatively quiet little lake just off US 49. We stayed at site 17 which is close to the beach. Recommend not getting site 16 as it is right next to a small bridge that takes you to a small island in the lake and has a fair amount of foot traffic. Our site had plenty of room around the camper as well as to the side. Patio was gravel, rest of the site was asphalt. Main office closes at five. A fair amount of hills once you get into the campground and not a lot of hiking trails but if you have a boat the lake seems really nice. Only downside were the gnats or mosquito type flies that covered our camper in the morning so make sure you "fog" the area if you like to sit out in the morning with your cup of coffee. I think that there was a fire ring off to the side but it was not well established, just a few rocks in what looked like a circle. We would camp here again. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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:

If you have a long rig recommend entering the campground from the from north, exit US 49 onto Tower Road and then make the turn onto Geiger Lake Road. Once in the park the office will be to your right and campground to the left. Our GPS took us to the entrance off S Lake Drive. When you enter this way you have to go across a dam and there is a small drop and rise, entering and exiting the dam that can cause longer rigs to drag the ground.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed on site 44. It's a tiny site.... virtually no outside living. The site is bordered by a drainage ditch which is the popular crossing by the campground kids to a field to play on the other side. The campground is cramped. There's barely enough parking for the tow vehicle much less a second car. The website says there's a maximum vehicle length for our site of 65 ft. Our camper is 42 ft and it barely fit the space. Check in was a pain because the guard shack was unmanned and we had to drive to the main office which wasn't easy towing a fifth wheel. The sites were littered with cigarette butts and busted glass. We won't be back. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Large park with lots of water activities. Back-in locations are fairly spacious. Pull-through sites were very close together. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park! If you are in the area, don't miss this one. Excellent facilities and beautiful setting. The ducks are very friendly! We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful grassy treed setting on Geiger Lake. Roads and sites are paved with concrete patios for concrete and wood picnic tables. The campground needs some maintenance as many picnic tables are broken, showers and toilets are decrepit and the grounds have a lot of torn up muddy areas. Even with these drawbacks we enjoyed staying here and would return. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50 waterfront
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Georgia Blue restaurant in Hattiesburg near the intersection of US-98 and I-59 in the Westover shopping center was excellent.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A very nice Mississippi state park, most sites overlook a large lake. Office staff was very accommodating. Price is senior rate. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

The best campgrounds yet. I don't think they are any nicer. Great staff, beautiful view. Quite level pads, good roads, a little out of the way, but very well worth it Stay a couple days- weeks or longer. They won't mind. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 186
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We were running from Hurricane Irma so I'm not sure if the daily rate was a special for evacuees. This is a lovely park on a beautiful lake with an interesting entrance where you drive across an active spillway. The roads were paved, the sites were concrete for the unit with a separate concrete pad with a picnic table. Some sites back up to the lake. Our loop was a very long way from the bathhouse.. Laundry area needed some attention. It was beautiful here. We loved it and would return. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Military Museum at Camp Shelby just a few miles down the road. It is donation only, but incredibly well put together. It's closed Sunday & Monday. We ate a wonderful meal at Triangle Seafood in Hattiesburg.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is the second time we have stayed here in 2 yrs. Nice big spaces, friendly staff, love the sunrises and sunsets here; just a great place to escape the every day hustle. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

State operated park..immaculate setting on lake. Beautiful for hiking, fishing. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Thoroughly enjoyed the park, but stayed 1 night. This is a quite park and good for hiking. Mississippi has very nice parks.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This place is huge. Despite the late winter/early fall the place had far more campers than I anticipated. Large lake for water activities. Friendly staff in the office. We camped at Paul B. Johnson State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Flea market Friday, Saturday, Sunday across from the entrance.

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