Three (3) miles west of Pascagoula, south of US 90 at Gautier. Take exit 61 off of Interstate 10. Most GPS and MapQuest searches will not lead you to the park the shortest way. Feel free to call the park office for directions. 

RV Sites Temporarily Closed for Infrastructure Upgrade

We regret to inform you that our RV sites are temporarily closed due to an ongoing infrastructure upgrade. However, we have some good news! The RV sites will reopen even better on August 1st. We appreciate your patience during this improvement process.

Please visit our Shepard State Park website  for information and updates. Thank you for your understanding! ??️

Please be advised that the bridge on Graveline Rd just west of Shepard State Park is closed. If you are visiting the park, please follow directions from Hwy. 90 in Gautier to Oak St. 

Shepard State Park has 395 acres abounding with services and amenities that will only deepen your relationship with nature and enhance your visit with us 

    • 28 developed campsites
    • Three (3) *tent camping locations
    • Archery Ranges
    • Beautiful trees and wildflowers
    • Bike and walking nature trails
    • Disc Golf
    • Dog Park
    • Fire Rings
    • Recreation Fields
    • Restrooms and Bathhouses
    • Mississippi’s longest Marshwalk along Lamotte Bayou
    • Nature Trails
    • Pavilion / Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic areas
    • Playground
    • Ranger Station
    • Retail Store
    • Welcome Center
    • and more


      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.

Welcome Center Store and Park Office Hours


9 AM–5 PM


9 AM–5 PM


9 AM–5 PM


9 AM–5 PM




9 AM–3 PM



Shepard State Park observes Federal holidays and will be closed.

Shepard Park has opened 3 different areas for primitive camping available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some have picnic tables and grills. Organized groups such as scouts and churches need to make reservations with the Park office at 228-497-2244. Tent camping is allowed in our Developed Campsites with electricity and water hook-ups at the regular camping fee. Call the park for any questions.

In the event of cancellation, penalties may apply.
Click here to review our cancellation policy.

Primitive Camping Maximum of 3 Days