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The Paul B. Johnson State Park is a state park and recreation area in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is located and features the Geiger Lake.

Named after the former US Representative, Paul B. Johnson, the Paul B. Johnson State Park features the Geiger Lake which was originally known as Lake Shelby, a lake constructed using the German prisoner of the war labor of Camp Shelby during the mid-1940s. Today, it is noted for being an ideal venue for water recreation. It is popular for swimming and water skiing. The lake is also stocked with bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, and shellcracker which are perfect for fishing.

The Paul B. Johnson State Park is also ideal for camping, swimming, picnicking, boating, waterskiing, and disc golfing. The site is also equipped with a splash pad, nature trails, and cabins.
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