Shepard State Park

1034 Graveline Drive

Gautier, MS 39553

(228) 497-2244

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Nature Trail

Approximately 8 miles of trails on the grounds of the park offer many areas for exploring. On these trails you will come into contact with the true beauty of this park. From the majestic oaks to the unique wetlands, where you will encounter a variety of coastal plants and wildlife. These trails expand over five different locations.

Picnic Area/Shelter

A spacious area shaded by majestic oaks and towering long leaf pines provides a haven for picnickers. The park’s picnic sites feature tables and grills with occupancy ranging to 40 or 50 persons. The large picnic pavilion is available to groups by reservation. A playground, stage, playing fields and restrooms are available in this area.


Playground equipment is available at the Park.

Playing Fields

Two recreational fields are open to the public, free of charge; however, the normal entrance fee is required.

Disc Golf 

Alligator Alley is an 18-hole disc golf course. It is a well maintained, wooded course along the LaMotte Bayou. The course is designed for accuracy rather than for power on the front nine, with a mixture of power and accuracy on the back nine. Hand-painted direction and tee signs make this course easy to follow and enjoyable to play.

Day Use 

A day-use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis.

Boat Ramp 

A boat ramp for small watercraft is located inside the park and is available for public use. It provides access to the mouth of the Singing River by way of St. Pierre Bayou. A boat launch fee is charged.

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