Paul B Johnson State Park in Hattiesburg, Mississippi is a beautiful place to spend the weekend and unwind from your busy life. As with any campground, there are some sites that are better than others and some features that make each site superior to another. Here are some of the available amenities of Paul B Johnson State Park and some of the best camping sites you can choose from.
Checking in was a little confusing for us because there was never anyone at the front gate. We were there 2 days before we actually went to the activity building to check in during business hours. I’m not sure if this is a normal process, but there were no signs at the front entrance to inform you of this process.
Amenities of Paul B Johnson State Park
Paul B Johnson offers variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. It is situated around a 225 acre lake that is stocked with bass, crappie, catfish, and bream. There is a boat launch and dock available. You could spend the day relaxing and fishing, or if you like a faster pace, you could spend the day skiing the beautiful lake.
There is a disc golf course that winds its way through the grounds and around part of the lake. The course did not look like it had that much action, but it was well maintained and my children enjoyed it. If disc golf is not your sport of choice, there are also two different playgrounds and a splash pad. One of the playgrounds is older and made from wood. My children loved this playground and we spent a good bit of time here. We were not able to use the splash pad during our visit because it was out of season, but it looked like a great place for kids to cool off during the summer. The other playground is near the activity building and is a newer model playground. The kids enjoyed this one as well. The activity building had a few arcade games and a pool table, but we did not spend much time in this building.
There is also a laundry facility available. It is not a separate facility, but there are laundry machines available by the bath houses. The machines looked pretty old, but we did not use them so they might work just fine.
There are 125 RV camping sites available at Paul B Johnson State Park. Each site has water, sewer, and electrical hookups. This is nice because some campgrounds only have certain areas that are full hook-ups. There is a private beach area and three bath houses. The bathhouses were in decent condition and I didn’t fear for my life while taking a shower. We spent the week in site #86 and I must say that it was perfect. We were on a little peninsula and the back of our site had a beautiful view of the lake. Sites #84 and #85 were also really nice sites. Sites 109-125 are also nice sites because you are at the end and you didn’t have much traffic. The kids could ride their bikes around the loop without having to worry about traffic. We didn’t stay in the 1st or 2nd loop, but they all appeared to be pretty nice sites.
Sites 87-106 are pull through sites that offer no privacy. They are along the main road and just across from the activity building. They would be nice if you just needed a quick place to stay for the night, but I would not want to be there any longer than that.
The tent camping is set behind the end loop and has 25 primitive sites. There are also cabins and a group camp available.
Overall, Paul B Johnson is a wonderful campground and a great place to spend a weekend or a week. You are sure to find a site that meets all of your needs and give you the time with your family you are looking for.
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