Shepard State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 58
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 28
About: Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country, where legend has it that members of the Pascagoula Indian nation linked hands and walked into the Pascagoula River rather than be taken captive by hostile Indian tribes. The mournful death chant they sang as they walked earned the Pascagoula River the nickname “Singing River.” Tales of the heroic exploits of French and Spanish settlers and romantic legends of the Pascagoula and Biloxi Indians are standard fare in the scenic coastal area surrounding Shepard State Park.
The park has twenty-eight sites with water and electricity, picnic tables and grills. There is a centrally located bath house and a dump station. There are approximately thirty primitive sites located in 3 seperate areas for tent camping. Some have picnic tables and grills. These sites are non-reservable and they are on a first-come, first-serve basis. One of the areas is located under large White Oaks and Magnolia trees, another is located by our boat ramp and the other is in a secluded area of the park. Shepard State Park offers tent group camping to organizations of 10 or more such as Boy Scouts, Church groups, etc. A group rate is available by calling the park ofice. Reservations are highly recommended.
Approximately eight 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 wet lands, there is a lot to see on these trails. The trails expand over five different locations.
Alligator Alley is an 18 hole disc golf course. It is a well maintained, wooded course along the Lamotte Bayou. Designed for accuracy rather than for power on the front nine, with a mixture of power and accurancy on the back nine. Hand-painted direction and tee signs make this course easy to follow and enjoyable to play.
Day use entry fee allows use of disc golf course.
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