Parks & Destinations

Paul B. Johnson State Park

319 Geiger Lake Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
P: (601) 582-7721

NOTICE: All RV campsites 1-25 (except 87-108 pull thru sites), primitive campsites, & bathhouses will be closed for renovations until further notice. Your camper must be self-contained.  We apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate your patience during this time. 

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 provides 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.

Directions and Park Map

Day Use
A day use entry fee is charged for all day use visitors.

  • Entrance fee $2.00 per person, 5 years of age and under - free
  • Fishing $5 and Boat Launch $7 

Things to Do
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.

Click on the below links for additional information.

Park Photo Albums
Photo albums include pictures of park amenities, cabins, and facilities.

Stay the Night -sites 1-86 and 109-125 are closed for renovations. No laundry or bathhouse facilities during renovations.

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 calling

1-800-GO PARKS (1-800-467-2757).  

Click on the below links for additional information.

Things to Know
Mississippi State Park Fees, Rules, and Regulations

Park Events 


Easter Egg Hunt Saturday before Easter 


4th of July - contact Park for details  


Fall Festival 
Features a fishing rodeo, games, costume contest, and hay ride.

Nearby Events

  • HUBFEST is an arts & crafts event held in downtown Hattiesburg, MS. The event is a one day event, typically held on the last Saturday in March. The event features four stages of music, two food courts, and over 250 arts and crafts booths. For more information visit - HUBFEST
  • Victorian Candlelit Christmas is a two day event in December. The event features the lighting of 15,000 candle luminaries as dusk falls in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood District. Over 400 homes and businesses decorate their porches and store fronts. A Tour of Homes is featured each year during the event. Horse drawn carriage rides and shuttle services are available. For more information visit-

Area Attractions
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Paul B. Johnson State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.


Mailing Address: Paul B. Johnson State Park, 319 Geiger Lake Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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