Bink’s Report Card


Shepard State Park Campground

Shepard State Park

Gautier, MS

The sites are a little close together and we had the vibe many campers were long term tenants. The amenities within the park are outstanding.

Total campsites:

28 RV sites & Tent sites

Restrooms clean:



Water at site but would recommend a filter system. We use the Berkery



Cell service:

📡 Good 😊

Our favorite sites:

check as some sites are NOT level

Wild life we experienced:

Good bird 🦢 watching, squirrels 🐿, & deer, skunk and of course alligators 🐊

Would we recommend?

The lady working the welcome desk was outstanding and there are cute postcards, ice, and firewood 🪵 available to purchase.


  • Hiking: There are several trails throughout the park, ranging in difficulty level from easy to moderate. Take a leisurely stroll through the forest or challenge yourself with a longer hike.
  • Fishing: The park has a large lake that is stocked with fish, including catfish, bass, and bream. Bring your fishing gear and enjoy a relaxing day on the water.
  • Picnicking: The park has picnic tables and pavilions available for use. Pack a lunch and enjoy a meal in the great outdoors.
  • Swimming: The park has a swimming area that is open during the summer months. Take a dip in the refreshing water and cool off on a hot day.
  • Boating: If you have your own boat, you can launch it at the park’s boat ramp and explore the lake. Kayak rentals are also available.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Keep an eye out for the park’s resident wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and a variety of bird species.
  • Geocaching: The park has several geocaches hidden throughout its grounds. Bring your GPS and try your hand at finding them all.
  • Golf: The park has an 18-hole disc golf course, which is free to play.
  • Nature Trails: Take a walk along the park’s nature trails, which showcase the area’s flora and fauna and provide a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  • Archery course: Bring your bow and arrows for challenging 😥 to easy target practice.
  • Boardwalk trail: Newly opened is considered the longest board in the gulf region. We loved 🥰 this trail and continued onto the the Delta trail which was a long loop through the bayou.
  • Explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore: This beautiful area, located about 30 miles from the park, offers miles of white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.
  • Take a tour of Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library: This historic site, located in Biloxi, Mississippi, was the former home of the Confederate president and now serves as a museum and library.
  • Visit the Walter Anderson Museum of Art: This museum, located in Ocean Springs, features the works of the Mississippi Gulf Coast artist Walter Anderson and his family.
  • Try your luck at the casinos: Several casinos are located along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi.
  • Take a boat tour: Several companies offer boat tours of the Pascagoula River and the surrounding area, providing a unique perspective on the local ecosystem and wildlife.

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