In late 2007, the original RV Park was removed for base housing after hurricane "Katrina". In early 2009, the new RV Park opened for business. This is a great place to visit. The park was expanded to 103 RV sites in 2016.
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Type of site
March 1-8, 2018
Feb. 4-6, 2018
1 -3 May 2017
Apr 6-9, 2017
January 17, 2017
Oct 1-15, 2016
Oct 8, 2016 to Oct 31, 2016
Mar 8-11, 2016
June 3, 2016
16 Dec 2015 - 12 Mar 2016
July 25 through August 25 2015
This facility is awesome, Diana and Edward were very helpful and responsive to our needs. The bath house was clean and neat. The only drawback was the lack of shade. The afternoons were very hot and a shady area would have been a good respite from the sun.
This is a great campground and everyone we've met has been helpful. The security force at the gate is the most pleasant, professional group we've seen. The directions were perfect. Most of the sites are pull through. The pad is concrete and has a picnic table. They do not allow slides to extend beyond the concrete pad over the grass. There is a nice laundry, a small commissary, exchange and gas station on base. The manager told me there are plans to build 35 more sites. There are some homesteaders in the campground, but their sites are not cluttered and look neat. The literature they gave me says there is a six month limit on stays but goes on to say they support active duty living in the campground and it sounds like there is no limit for them. This is off season here and the the CG is less than 50% full with most of those appearing to be long term. I'm sure it's very busy here in the winter. I did see a half dozen sites with signs saying they are for stays of 14 days or less. A great place to visit the local casino's.
April 27, 2015
We did not stay here, just stopped in to check things out. It wasn't busy at all, only about a third of the sites were occupied. It was very quite and the campsites were neat but I'm sure that most of the RVers were homesteading. There is a small exchange and commissary on base and a Subway and that's all I need. I definitely would stay here.
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Good sites and paved roads. The rail tracks in the photos are not in use, but trains can be heard from other tracks about a mile away. The neighborhood has men who express their manhood with loud pipes and radios. Management is right in the center of the campground, no need to search for a remote MWR building. The base is compact. The bathhouse wa dirty upon arrival and not cleaned the 8 days we were there.
The directions here was spot on! Very easy to find this base. They have a fitness center with a gym, handball, a pool and kids can swim free. Nice small exchange and commisary has everything you need and very good prices on meats! Downside is RV park is not kid friendly or pet friendly. Rules and management is very strict. Kids are not allowed to leave site alone or ride bikes without parents. Pets can only be in a designated area near the perimeter, not allowed on grass, leashes can not be more then 6ft long. They are also very strict about the grass here. Nothing is allowed to be on or touch the grass, slides on RV can not over hang above the grass. It rained the whole time we stayed here and water pools up on sites.
June 3, 2014
We were there out of season so there was plenty of spaces. The spaces were excellent, level easy entrance. While there I visited the FamCamp, there sites were not comparable to Shields. Shields sites were all level and easy entrance and plenty of space between sites. Not so at the FamCamp. There is no question to it, shields is the best.
April 5, 2014
Q.C. left this review using the Directory software: - Excellent facilities, friendly personnel.
May 12, 2014
This was a one night stand. We called from the road and was given a site number because I estimated arrival time of about 1800. When we arrived, we noticed that the park was less than half occupied. Our site was perfect. One big note, if you plan to arrive after 1600 and if you call from the road, ask the person in the office for the bath and laundry room codes. We didn't need them but if you do and don't have the codes, you are out of luck. Also, WiFi is available but, you need a code for it also. And about the complaints about the train and road noise. I don't understand why people expect complete silence when they stay on a military base, especially a base like this one in the middle of town. As for the trains, they could run all night for all I care. I love it. This is our first overnight stay at this campground and would stay here again.
26 Mar to 24 Apr 2014
We stayed "our first and only time here" at this campground for 30 days 26 Mar-24 Apr 2014. The day we arrived the campground warden informed us that there would be nothing on the grass or any jacks put on the asphalt. We paid our months rent and set up. I had put up a 2' high by 4' sq. dog pen on the concrete pad to keep our dogs in while we got the camp set up. With in 1 hour, Diana knocked on our door and said we COULD NOT have the pen set up, ITS IN THE RULES, we took it down. We looked at the rules all 5 PAGES. We went to Kessler campground to see if they had a spot to move to. They had 1 spot. We went back to Shields to pack up and move. We found in the rules that once you pay for a spot you can not get a refund if you want to leave on your own accord. So we were stuck there. The park itself is well laid out, however the location leaves a lot to be desired. Road noise, reefer trailer yard across the road with the reefers running all night can be heard. With a hospital located close by, sirens can be heard often, now for the trains, with several spur tracks close to the camp, and the rails crossing city streets, the engineers must blow the whistle a lot and continuous. There is no shade trees and the sun can get brutal. The sprinklers come on in the night a few times a week soaking anything you may have out, and leaving a pond on the pad. There is an activity room for gatherings (a single car garage) there is a TV on the wall, a table and chairs, and lawn equipment stacked around inside. There is only 1 window that is in the walk in door. In the time we were there no one ever used the activity room. This park attracts people going to the casinos, most folks were gone most of the time. There are 2 dog parks located on the base, however they are 3.3 miles from the campground requiring a trip in a vehicle to get there and the dog parks are infested with fire ants. The area to walk your dogs in the campground is also loaded with fire ants. Edward who works in the park sometimes, is super. The base facilities are adequate. Kessler has a much larger commissary and exchange. Access to the beaches is super. The area east and west along the coast has small towns which are worth the visit. For first time visitors, I would suggest that they only pay for 1 or 2 nights to make sure you would like it there. We would have moved the next day, but paid for a month. The MWR Supervisors need to visit and talk with the people who stay there and get some ideas of ways to improve the campground. A better club house where people can gather, a dog park located in the campground, customer service people who know what customer service is. Maybe even some volunteer camp hosts after hours and weekends could spur get together with campers. Maybe a look at Pensacola NAS Oak Grove FamCamp for some great ideas.
5-7 April 2014
This was our second stay at this park. It's roomy, open, and flat. Concrete pads are nice. We were here for only two nights so didn't use the laundry. Staff is friendly. Hookups all worked well. Be sure to use a water regulator as the pressure is quite high. They have strict rules about making sure nothing is placed on the grass, including hoses and our satellite dish. I had to set the dish/tripod up on the concrete, so had to weight it down (gallon milk jug filled with water), rather than stake it down. There are some comments about train/traffic noise on previous reviews. We have double-pane windows and couldn't hear any noise. Beach is only a couple of miles away, which is nice. Overall a nice experience, and we'll be back.