Paul B Johnson State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 150
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 125
About: Located in the heart of Mississippi’s pine belt region Paul B. Johnson State Park is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson provide a picturesque setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is just a 20-minute drive to the north, making Paul B. Johnson State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend.
A scenic hill top shaded by stately pines provides the setting for 125 RV camping pads. All of the pads feature water , sewer, and electrical hook-ups. Picnic tables and grills are located throughout the developed camping area, which also features a central sewage dumping station and three bathhouses. The RV campground offers a private beach and swimming area. All campsites are availible for advance reservations. Twenty-five sites in a secluded, pastoral setting on Lake Geiger are set aside for tent camping, affording maximum privacy and beautiful, unspoiled water views. Water and a bathhouse featuring hot showers and restrooms are available near the primitive camping areas.
Located across Geiger Lake from the main park area, Paul B. Johnson's group camp facilities accommodate up to 150 in dormitory-style housing, with separate counselors quarters. Meals are served cafeteria style in the dining hall, which seats 200. Meeting space is available in the dormitory, dining hall, or in a large outdoor pavilion. A multipurpose playing field and private swimming area complete the group camp setting. Campers must furnish their own linens, pillows, towels, soap, and other personal items. Reservations are required.
Public swimming is available behind the lodge and in the picnic areas in designated areas only.
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