Paul B. Johnson State Park, Hattiesburg
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Paul B. Johnson State Park is a state park on the shores of Geiger Lake in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is located off U.S. Highway 49 approximately south of Hattiesburg. It is named after Paul B. Johnson, a former U.S. Representative from Mississippi and former governor of Mississippi.DescriptionThe park is situated on rolling hills that contain flowering dogwoods, southern yellow pines, and oaks. Geiger Lake, once known as Lake Shelby, was constructed during the mid-1940s using German prisoner of war labor by POWs housed at Camp Shelby.Activities and amenitiesThe 225-acre lake offers fishing, water skiing, and swimming. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, shellcracker, crappie, and channel catfish. The park features 25 primitive tent-camping areas, 125 RV camping pads with water, sewer and electrical hookups, and 16 vacation cabins. The park also offers 50 picnic sites with grills, six picnic pavilions, playground equipment, and a splash pad.To visit Paul B. Johnson State Park and get the most from your holiday in Hattiesburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hattiesburg itinerary planner.
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It slipped my mind that we'd have to pay the park admission fee upon entering, so they got some extra $ from us (no smaller bills and we checked out before the gates opened), but that was my fault and... read more »
A very nice place to stop and have picnic and let our kids run around and stretch their legs. It also has cabins that look very nice. Lake was very blue and the grass was will kept.
Friendly staff! Great for birding and wearing your child out with multiple playgrounds and a splash pad. If you want to fish for relaxation, have at it. If you are fishing for food...you may starve.
Been going 23 years one of my favorite state parks nice Beach nice picnic area water wet park for kids fishing clubhouse cabins RV or tent camping plenty security features alot for local park 4$ day entry love love family atmosphere
Paul MCKEAN Sr
800 acres of land and Water STATE PARK OFF OF HWY 49 ! BOATING CAMPING FAMILY REUNION BAIT SHOP BOAT RAMP LIFE VEST REQUIRED! IN ALL LAKES. CALL FOR AVAILABILITY! BUT NOT REQUIRED.
Absolutely love it here! Come ever summer with my kids.... They have a blast fishing, swimming, the little game room and sprinkler park are nice also!
We love to stay at PBJ.Lots are large and well kept. The people are very nice. They could update their bath houses and washer & dryer.
Great place for a quiet getaway.
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