Gautier, Mississippi

Shepard State Park

Gautier, Mississippi



Gautier, Mississippi
Phone: (228) 497-2244

Sites: 28
Recent Rate: $18 1/2015

Latitude: 30.3731343652097
Longitude: -88.6266231536865

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

17 Reviews

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Digetydog

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at this State Park for one night while passing through. We arrived after dark, so navigating through it in the dark was a little tricky. There are a few low limbs on the road going into the park, but you can get around them. Very quiet State Park. Bath house was not clean and in bad need of repair. There was a sign on the women's door that said the bath house was in the process of being remodeled, which they were obviously working on. We stayed in Site 24, which is a pull thru site located just off the road. Pretty site and fairly easy to get in and out of. Electrical box worked fine, but needs to be upgraded. Very nice and friendly staff. We would stay here again. We camped here in Jan. 2015 in a 40' fifth wheel. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Anon2690

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

It's cheap but that's what you get . Roads Broken up and overgrown , low hanging trees throughout , power outlet burned due to arcing , fire circle full of cigarette butts (40) . It could be a lovely park but needs a full maintenance crew to sort the place out . Will not return. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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winnie1

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel roads. Our site had a nice view of the marsh. We expected trouble with mosquitoes but had none. We had trouble leveling. No WiFi, very helpful staff. Even though it was full it was very quiet. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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rrichar1

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park appears to be managed by the city but owned by the state? It's cheap and in the city of Gautier. We stayed here to go to the casinos but it's a pretty good distance from them, at least 15 miles. It's cheap but I've found better places to stay closer to Biloxi but wouldn't have a problem staying here again if just passing through for the night. Restrooms were air conditioned and clean. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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jwindham

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here several times a year for the last three years. We enjoy fishing in the area. This state park has been turned over to the city of Gautier to run and it is in bad need of maintenance. The shower floors in the men's side of the bathhouse are cracked and broken. They are clean, but leaking. The whole building will be damaged because of the water seeping through out. We will likely find some where else to camp on our next trip to the Coast. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Jim C.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful park with a huge dog pen. Miles of trails to hike, but some of the wooden walkways along the trails need work. Electric and water at the sites, which are fairly level. The dump station is easy to use and accessible on the way out. The park is close to town but quiet. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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Brian & Corky

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice, quiet park that just needs a little to boost its score a couple of points. Sites are private but many seem to have trails leading into them. The sites could use some grading and new gravel; I had a bit of trouble leveling. The dump station could use a cement slab in front of it. It, however, is peaceful, and the sites are private of each other. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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Red Wolf Deux

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an old and tired park. The area itself is covered with unmarked trails, so without some sort of navigation, it is difficult to hike. The sites are okay, but many are not level. The "Dump Station" was overflowing with you know what. I've never seen such a sight in over a hundred parks. It's cheap. That's the only positive. It's owned by the state and run by the City of Gautier, according to the manager. It could use a good overhaul. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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Rusty Quilter

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park for a short term. Lots of spaces between sites, and lots of trees. Internal roads were gravel and not level. Corners somewhat tight for our Motor Home. It was beautifully peaceful there, in a rustic kind of a way. There is just not much to really do other than walk around. If you are looking to be by yourself in nature, this is the park for you. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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RollingZ

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A pretty park,in need of some TLC. Good place to stay for a few nights while visiting the Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR. Be prepared for a few "semi-permanent" residents in rigs and tents that might raise an eyebrow. Nice biking trails. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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FLKamper

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed camping at this park. Plenty of buffer between sites for privacy. Sites were level. Bathrooms were clean and showers had good water pressure and hot water. We would camp here again. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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jwindham

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed camping here. The sites are well spaced and offer more privacy than most parks. This park is a good location to camp and fish the Pascagoula River and Gulf. At the time we were there, the park's boat launch was closed due to work down stream. We used a nearby Gautier city park launch site. There was a public pier at the city park from which you can fish or catch crabs. Even though there is limited fishing access in the park, there are many public piers for fishing in the area. We will be back in August to try the fishing again. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Grumpier99

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the kind of state park we really like, even as big rig motor homers. The roads are kind of old but smooth. The restrooms are relatively new and were spotless. The park is very quiet and scenic. It is close to Pascagoula and its sights. Nice stopover right off US 90. We would definitely stay here again, but check for reservations because it is small and popular. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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bikemanb

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Great rustic state park at a very reasonable price. Some pull-through sites are available for big rigs. Peaceful and clean, no road noise and subdued lighting. Only negative was the bath house ran out of hot water one day. We would camp here again. We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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Mark&Jane

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We really liked this park. We prefer the more rustic "primitive camping in an RV", and we got that here. Not a lot of extra amenities, but we enjoyed it. The rangers were very nice and informative, and the nature-viewing was great. It was very private and quiet, inexpensive and convenient. We are going back soon! We camped at Shepard State Park in a Motorhome.

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