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 12-14-2018 : Visit Shepard State Park and enjoy the newly 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 :

Posted 06-13-2013 : With temperatures forecast in the 90s throughout the week, air conditioners across the coast are working overtime. Be sure to drink plenty of water and take breaks in the hottest parts of the day. Whether working or playing, the sun can take it out of you. Be sure to “put it back in” by staying...