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  • Paul B. Johnson State Park, MS


    Paul B. Johnson SP is located in southern Mississippi, about 15 miles south of Hattiesburg on Rt 49. The park offers 125 RV sites along the western shore of Geiger Lake.


    No problem getting a very nice site, even tough we had no reservation. We chose site 16, which backed to the lake, with a small island just behind it (complete with a nesting duck).

    Date of visit: Mar 2008

    All sites offer full hookups: W/E(30/50A) & S. Sites tend to slant down toward the rear, Here we see sites 21 and 19 on the left, 20 on the right.

    My impression of the park was that it's a bit dated - upkeep has slipped a bit, and one sees a fair amount of trash about. Although the staff was friendly and courteous, they did not provide any park or CG information when we checked in - I had to go back and ask.

    Most of the campground is in a pine grove. In the distance is Loop 2 with sites 30 - 63.

    Here are sites 11, 10, 9 and 8. The red truck is on 10.

    Near the office is a row of very closely-spaced sites, 87 - 108,, with barely enough room to deploy your slide. They are also a long ways from the bathhouses.

    There's a stretch of road along the lake called The Straightaway, where you'll find sites 64 - 84.

    Down at the end of The Straightaway are three great sites right on the water, 84 - 86.

    Sites 109 - 125 are the newest sites, located in the North End Loop. These have nice level cement pads, but are located a long ways from the nearest bathhouse.

    Sites 78 and 77 are located along The Straightaway.

    There are three bathhouses: two in Loop 1 and one in Loop. Two of them are heated and offer laundry facilities.

    Near our site, 16, was a nice playground and a small beach and swimming area.

    A pavilion in Loop 1 provides a gather place for campers, and an informal bocce court.

    Within the park there are 16 cabins, such as these. They accomodate 5-6 people each.

    Another view of our rig on site 16.


    Dump station, showers

    Verizon Extended Network service

    Rates: $18-$22 (discount for 65+)

    Prime sites: 15-19, 69, 71, 77, 78, 84-86 - $22.00

    Monthly rates available for certain sites

    Coord: 31.145011 N, 89.245696 W

    Nearby Attractions

    Camp Shelby Army National Guard Base

    University of Southern Mississippi

    Kamper Park Zoo

    Historic Hattiesburg

    Golf courses

    Desoto National Forest and several Wildlife Management Areas