Labor Day fun at Paul B. Johnson State Park

Labor Day might be the last day of summer, but it didn't feel like it, judging by today's scorching temperatures. Pine Belt families took time to cool off at Paul B. Johnson State Park.

Knee boarders, boaters and kids cooled off in the lake and at the splash pad.

"It's really hot out here and we have nothing better to do, so we came out here," Brennen Herring said.

Southern Miss student Alex Wink enjoyed his first Paul B. Johnson experience with his friends from the USM Vietnamese Student Association.

"I'll give this group a shout out because they're all my friends," Wink said.

"I met all my friends through VSA, and they're all very cool."

Since the Paul B. Johnson State Park is an alcohol free zone, Labor Day was all about good, clean family fun for all park goers.

The Paul B. Johnson State Park has been attracting holiday visitors for skiing, fishing, and swimming from all over the country since the 1940s. For more information on outdoor attractions in Hattiesburg, visit the WDAM community page on