RV Parks & Campgrounds

Shepard State Park State Parks

4.0 Stars 4.0 - 9 Reviews  ¢
(228) 497-2244
Gautier, Mississippi


All year

Total: 28, Elecwater: 28

Water, Electric, Pets allowed, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Dump Station, Fishing, Campfire, Playground, Boat Launch


August 30, 2022 - reviewed by Skipwatson1951
4.0 Stars   $13
Very Nice City Run Park
Used to be a State Park, but the state let it run down and they gave it to the city to run. They're doing a very good job of it. 4 stars because the road in is kind of rough gravel with some low hanging branches. Also the camp ground is shaped like a figure 8, but the traffic flow is counter clockwise, meaning the turn into the second loop is very tight for larger rigs. Sites are angled well for easy backing into. Lots of distance between sites and lots of vegetation giving lots of privacy. Pull through sites, though, are not much more than a widening of the road, meaning they don't have the privacy the back in sites have. Showers are free, hot and good pressure. $18 / $13 with senior/military discount. Surprisingly weak AT&T signal, considering how close it is to civilization. We would stay again.

May 9, 2021 - reviewed by Theresa
5.0 Stars   
Great Park
Just an over night visit so only slept here but it had great sites and nice and quiet. Only 18 bucks

June 24, 2019 - reviewed by Edward
5.0 Stars   $14
Perfect Hideaway
This is a wonderful park with lots of privacy, very friendly staff and nicely groomed roads and trails. You can tell that the people who maintain the grounds really love the place. The deer flys are aggressive particularly in the woods so bring your bug repellent, but we could sit and enjoy the outdoors without being attacked so it wasn’t a real problem.

March 30, 2019 - reviewed by Birdman
5.0 Stars   $18
Shepard Park
This place is great. The campsites are very large and quiet. They have a playground, disc golf, boat launch and archery course. It's now run and maintained by the city which is so much better than the State crews. This is the hidden gem.

March 8, 2019 - reviewed by Rebecca, Tom
3.0 Stars   
Park Needs Work But ...
Park is now owned by city - no longer a state park. $13/night w veterans discount or $360/month. Park has great potential but is currently in disrepair. Sites are NOT level but do have good privacy. Bathhouse needs lots of work and supposedly bids are underway for repairs or rebuilding. Quiet park except an infrequent train that can barely be heard. Park had a fair amount of monthly campers.

December 30, 2017 - reviewed by Holly
3.0 Stars   
The Train Is The Least Of Your Worries
The train was a non issue for us. I was more concerned that the bathhouse is old and really needs an overhaul. The roads are rough and have pot holes. But this seems to be a theme in most state parks. I rode my bike on a bicycle designated trail that had a LOT of branches and vines over hanging onto the trail. I got thwacked pretty good several times. I let the camp host know. Evidently numerous trails need to be trimmed. We found it odd that a trail head is right in our pull through campsite (004)between the fixed grill and fire ring. Thankfully we haven’t had a steady stream of hikers walking under our awning to get to the road. No recycling here. We have been to several state parks that don’t have recycling receptacles. That seems counterintuitive to me. We noted a little trash in some areas. We liked that the park was quiet, the number of trails available to explore and close proximity to Gautier. The park has frisbe golf and archery course. Bring your own gear.

November 27, 2017 - reviewed by Kathy
3.0 Stars   $18
Solo Traveler
My travel pal (60 lb Poodle) & I stayed in site 7, eleven months ago & loved it. Stayed here again last night on site 20. Noticed some changes that indicated possible underfunding? Bathhouse seemed old & damp despite new shower curtains, fair amount of trash in the area surrounding the site and along 2 trails I hiked. Just generally it didn't look cared for. Otherwise this park has lots of natural scenes to explore. BTW/ I like the sound of a night train, I grew up hearing them. For me it was a nice touch. It was the look of poor upkeep that suprised me, especially in the short span of time.

March 21, 2017 - reviewed by Sandy Lopez
5.0 Stars   
Quiet, Peaceful, And Full Of Nature
We stayed at site 10 and with that were right next door to the bathroom/showers. I couldn't find on the site that they had showers BUT THEY DO! The other review that I read said close to train tracks, like your laying on them. The train can be heard but from a distance and not like every hour. Joy at check in was nice and friendly. $18 for a night with water and electricity, can't beat it. We really enjoyed our stay and so did our pup.

December 7, 2015 - reviewed by Paul
3.0 Stars   
Too Close To Train Tracks For Us
A little something for everyone: bark park, archery lanes, launch, hiking, birding, camping, lots of RV slots, disc golf, a ball park and playground. They have taken a fairly small piece of real estate and done a good job of filling it up with lots of options for outdoor activities. It is coastal MS, so just be ready for humidity, sweating and bugs (btw, vanilla based sprays work wonders with those horrible gnats). If you come prepared and really like the " outdoors", you'll have fun here.

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