Shepard State Park

State Park

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Navaho Road
Gautier, MS 39553
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GPS: 30.373, -88.626

Last Price Paid: $18
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 13 ft
Max Length: 40 ft
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21 Winnebago Travato
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 18

Snowmads would stay here again

“Economical, convenient little state park”

Reviewed Feb 18, 2015

Overall Rating

We wanted to get off I-10 and take the more scenic coastal route through Biloxi and Gulfport to New Orleans, so this made for a convenient, affordable overnight stop en route from the Florida panhandle. We showed up after office hours but before dark, and they had a list of available sites for the night on the office window with self-pay envelopes. At $18/night it was a good value for electric, water and a dump station, and quieter than the truck stop or Wal-Mart alternatives. The park has only twenty-eight sites, with water and electricity, picnic tables and grills. There is a centrally located bath house and a dump station. Three sites are small pull-thrus, the rest back-in.

There are a lot of permanent residents here in pretty well cared for RVs, but the park hasn't been that well maintained and it's now under the city's control supposedly. The electrical boxes and water spigots are in pretty rough shape (definitely check the polarity before plugging in!), campsites are gravel, but most aren't very level.

The roads are also gravel and a bit rutted in places, and the back loops of the campground are a pretty tight squeeze with low hanging trees and narrow roads. Our site had a bag of trash left in the fire ring. The sites are pretty well spaced apart though, with lots of foliage between them and some had nice water views of a nearby wetland/marshy area. Site 12 in particular had a great view and lots of outdoor space. We chose an easier site (#18) to back into, as it was getting dark already and too cold to be outside.

Good cell service, pretty quiet, wooded, and cheap. We didn't get to use them, but there are 8 miles of nature trails, a disc golf course, and a boat launch. We'd return for a few days if we just wanted to be somewhere secluded to get some work done and take some walks/bike rides, if there were something we wanted to do in the Pascagoula area, and definitely as an overnight stop.

Site Quality
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