Shepard State Park

1034 Graveline Drive

Gautier, MS 39553

(228) 497-2244

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Shepard State Park

Shepard State Park has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites, 1 bathhouse, tent camping and picnicking and 18-hole disc golf course.

The park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country, where legend has it that members of the Pascagoula Indian nation linked hands and walked into the Pascagoula River rather than be taken captive by hostile Indian tribes. The mournful death chant they sang as they walked earned the Pascagoula River the nickname “Singing River”. Tales of the heroic exploits of French and Spanish settlers and romantic legends of the Pascagoula and Biloxi Indians are standard fare in the scenic coastal area surrounding Shepard State Park.

Latest Park News

Posted 05-09-2019 : Visit Shepard State Park and enjoy the updated 21 hole disc golf course. The permanent course winds through the grounds at Shepard State Park’s terrain providing different challenges for every level of play.

Posted 04-12-2019 : Second Saturday Farmers’ Market Second Saturday of each month, at George Martin Park on De La Pointe Dr. beginning May 11, with the last Saturday scheduled for September 2, 2019. For more information about the market or how to become a vendor at the City of Gautier’s Farmers’ Market, contact Rachel Honea 228-219-3259. Cruisin’ Through...

Posted 05-08-2019 : See the city of Gautier, through the eyes of an Artist. May 23, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pmArt Show & Reception

Posted 05-09-2019 : Calling all car enthusiast. October 6, 201911:00AM – 4:00PM2800 US 90, Gautier, MSFREE CAR SHOWReserved parking and Cruisin’ Lane for Cruisers. For more information, contact City of Gautier, 228-497-8000. Happy Cruisin’!