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    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 State Park 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 this State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend.

    A variety of recreational activities and facilities are available at Paul B Johnson State Park. Facilities for use include: visitor center and game room, picnic tables and grills, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, splash pad, disc golf, swimming, and nature trails. Fishing, boating, and water skiing are available on Geiger Lake, a 225 acre fresh water lake.

    There are several options when it comes to staying overnight. The park offers 125 RV campsites, 25 primitive tent campsites, 16 cabins, 3 cottages, and a group camp facility. These facilities are located in wooded areas with views of Geiger Lake. Reservations are encouraged. Reservations can be made by calling the park at (601) 582-7721 or by online reservations.

    A scenic hill shaded by stately pines provides the setting for 125 RV campsites with many of the campsites providing lakefront camping. All of the campsites feature water, sewer, and 20,30,50 amp electrical hook-ups. Picnic tables and grills are located throughout the developed camping area. Campground roads and RV pads are paved. The RV campground features a private beach, lake swimming area, and playground.

    Three bathhouses with hot showers and restrooms are located in the campground. A RV sewage dump station is located off the main park drive near the campgrounds.Laundry facilities are provided for park campers. Laundry facilities are located at two of the bathhouses in the developed campground.

    There are also 25 primitive tent camping sites in a secluded, pastoral setting are set aside for primitive tent camping. The area provides privacy in a wooded area behind the northern developed campground.

    Paul B. Johnson State Park features 16 vacation cabins, all offering direct access to Geiger Lake. Cabins sleep four and feature one or two bedrooms, kitchen, den, and a bathroom with shower. Cabins offer central air conditioning and heat and are furnished with a TV, stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and basic cooking and eating utensils. Bed and bath linens are provided.

    The park also offers three lakefront cottages with porches overlooking Geiger Lake. The cottages feature a den with dining and kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms with queen size beds. Each cottage will sleep four. Cottages have central heat and air conditioning, and are furnished with bed and bath linens, a refrigerator, stove, and basic cooking and eating utensils. Outdoors, a picnic table and grill are provided.


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    Attraction Facilities:
    • Boat Ramps
    • Campgrounds
    • Dump Station
    • Lake
    • Lodging
    • Picnic Sites
    • Showers
    • Swim Beach
    • Trails
    • Visitor Center
    Additional Facilities:

    Game Room, Pavilion, Chapel, Cafeteria, Pier

    Attraction Activities:
    • Biking
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Education Programs
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Picnicking
    • Ranger Programs
    • Special Events
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    Additional Activities:

    Splash Pad, Disc Golf

  • Local Points of Interest
    Local RV Parks:

    Okatoma Resort & RV Park, Shady Cove RV Park, Cypress Hill RV Park, Alex's RV Park, Eagles Nest RV Park

    Local Restaurants:

    Jutamas Thai Restaurant, Glory Bound Gyro Company, Crescent City Grill, Tabella Italian Restaurant, Ed's Burger Joint, Cotton Blues, Leatha's BBQ, Petra Cafe Greek & Mediterranean, Java Werks Coffee and Tea, Patio 44, Movie Star Restaurant, Murky Waters BBQ, Homestyle Restaurant, The Plaid Rhino, Indian Delight, Newk's Eatery, Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

    Local Shopping:

    Corner Market, Sunflower Food Store, Winn-Dixie, Turtle Creek Mall, The Arbor Shopping Center, University Mall, Kold Kutz, Broadway Mart Shopping Center, 98 Place, Plato's Closet, Lids

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