Shields RV Park

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Shields RV Park

Location

Installation
Gulfport Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, MS
GPS Coordinates
30.381611, -89.1045
RV Gate Coordinates
30.38054, -89.10402

Directions

Directions
Coming from the east or west, on I-10. Exit at 34A. Go south onto Hwy-49 to Gulfport. Travel approximately 3-4 Miles south to Pass Road. Turn Right onto Pass Road, this will take you to the Main Gate of NCBC Gulfport. After entering thru the Gate, turn right onto John Paul Jones, then turn right onto 9th Street to the entrance of Shields R.V. Park located on the left. Shields R.V. Park Office is located in the Center of the Park.

Map

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Map of Shields RV Park

Contact Information

Phone Number
(228) 871-5435 or (228) 437-0941
Fax Number
(228) 871-7179
Mailing Address
Shields RV Park, 454 Katrina Court, Gulfport, MS 39501

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, DoD Civilians, Sponsored Guests. Read this Article on Authorized Users
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations are accepted.
Internet Access
Free WiFi throughout the park.
Mail Forwarding
USPS: Personal lock boxes (mailbox) for each site available at park office. ---- UPS/FedEx: (Your Name), Shields RV Park Site # (???), 454 Katrina Court, Gulfport, MS 39501
Pet Information
TWO pets allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules - STRICTLY enforced! See Shields RV Park website for details on pet rules.
Campground Information
No tents allowed. There is a 180 day stay limit, then out for 30 before returnng. There are two separate RV areas. Some sites are saved for short-term stays (14 days or less). Overflow is at park entrance.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Movie Theater
  • Museum
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Hardstand
103
W/30,50A/S/C
$23
$133
$435
Overflow
4
None
$12
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms must be checked in with Base Security. No firearms are allowed within the campground.
Weather Information

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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    2016/2017 brochure includes rules, information, and maps.
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User reviews

87 reviews
 
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4.3
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4.3(87)
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4.4(87)
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March 18, 2020
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This Famcamp was only supposed to be a 5 day stop but has turned into a much longer stay because of the Covid-19 virus. The staff was so helpful in allowing us to extend our stay here. The spaces are nice and roomy they are all pull thru in the front section. We have everything we need here on base commissary, exchange, and gas station with Diesel. I will definitely be coming back.
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23 Nov - 2 Dec, 2019
Overall rating
 
4.4
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Two campgrounds: one long term typical parking lot and a second tucked in the back corner of the base. Shower/toilet combination bathrooms in the back campground. Could use more cleaning however. Old shower with no warm or hot water in the parking lot. Staff was very accommodating. Chapel was small and very comforting. The back campground is very very nice! Very family friendly! My boys loved to small ponds and woods. The nearby base pool was a hit as well. We would love to go back!
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Jan 2020
Overall rating
 
3.7
Location
 
4.0
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3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Just an overnight stay as we work our way to south Florida. We arrived on New Years day with a reservation. Our site was posted on the door but no other paperwork available. The site are nice size with good utilities and level. The area has several things to do (read tourist) but it was raining the day we were here. Local OTA channels were none but you get a cable box for a $100 deposit (refundable). We would stay here again.
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Nov 3 - Nov 25 2019
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
First let me say we travel in a 42ft Motorhome and tow a 4-door Jeep so you can judge the size of your rig if/when we say tight. From I-10 take 49 south to Pass RD. Turn west onto Pass RD and it will lead you straight to the gate. There is a serpentine but it is easily managed. As soon as you go through the gate turn right and you will see the first of the 2 campsites. The office for both sites is in the middle of the 1st campsite. The girls in the office were fantastic. Our site they had original set for us had a power issue which they had already found. They sent us to the 2nd of the 2 campsites. This campsite is newer, lots of space but all back-ins. As I said we are 42ft and had plenty of room. Now here is the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The Good: Great location, easy to maneuver the streets, quiet and peaceful. Not sure about the 1st campsite because it is near the front with a busy road and active railroad. The Bad: The post is small thus the commissary is lacking. You can pick up basic stuff like milk or chips but much more than that you will need to go to Keesler AFB. Keesler is just 10 miles to the east and their commissary and exchange are both really nice. However if you are reading this and thinking we'll just stay at Keesler I would not recommend it unless you are rather small. The camp at Keesler is not on post and it is very tight. We would not have been able to stay there and we have been in some very tight places. The Ugly: There was nothing ugly here. The office personnel could not have been more helpful. We had some friends that were to arrive when we did but had travel issues and came a couple of days later. The office personnel handle that with ease. They also arranged it so their site was close to ours. If there was anything ugly about Shields at all it would be the speaker pole for Reveille! We were in site 77 and the pole was right in front of us. LOUD! We will certainly stay here again.
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25 Sep 2019
Overall rating
 
3.3
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Arrived in the early afternoon found our assigned site and got the coach leveled. Then went out to plug the power and water in. Found the 50 amp power had no power on one leg. My wife went over to the office and we were told we would have to move but in a few minutes the maintenance folks showed up and installed a new breaker. One of them told me that "this happens all the time here". Didn't use the facilities except for the laundry room which was good. Got diesel fuel at the NAS Exchange for $2.62. Nice exchange and commissary. We would stay again.
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August 2019
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
In regard to the directions, currently 25th St/ Pass Road is closed at the railroad tracks. How long it will be closed no one can tell me. After exiting I-10 recommend turning right off of HWY 49/25th Ave onto 28th St, travel about 3/4 mile then turn left on 33rd Ave travel about 1/4 mile and turn right onto 25th St/ Pass Road and enter through the gate. Might also look at your favorite mapping tool to verify these directions. Also beware of trying to come from the South off of HWY 90 on 33rd or 30th Ave to 25th St/ Pass Road. There are some "really really" elevated RR crossings that you might find yourself stuck on. One last comment, we have a 40' 5th Wheel and entered through the main gate (Broad St), it was not a smart move. Very tight!
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June 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Great location and helpful staff. The sites in the new section have large, level pads. One of the better famcamps that we have stayed at.
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May 2018
Overall rating
 
4.0
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
A decent park for a short stay. Good pull-thru sites. Close to commissary and BX.
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Jan - Mar 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Nice pull through sites. Close to beach, resturants and an outlet mall. Small commissary and BX on base. Gas station carries diesel. Not far from a large commissary at Kessler AFB. Cable and wifi are reliable. Clean laundry facility. Trains! Trains run several times a day on nearby tracks. Horns blaring. We got use to it. Sirens! Emergency vehicles run frequently on a road just outside the fence. Got use to them too. 
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March 2018 - April 2018
Overall rating
 
4.5
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
We have been here for 45 days and it has been a wonderful stay. The park is great. It is clean, roomy side to side and front to back and each site has its own grassy area. The ‘yards’ are meticulously maintained as is the whole park. The sites are concrete pads and the roads are asphalt. Nice, wide roads and deep sites. Wifi is good. The speed is good and we didn’t have any problems with it. The Verizon cell signal is strong and, because there are no trees, our satellite dish zoomed right in. The staff at the office are great. The park (base) is only about 6 blocks from the beautiful Gulfport beaches and there are a lot of restaurants and just about anything else you might need. Now here’s the bad news. Trains! Each day/night there are about 3 to 5 trains going through town and they blow their horns as if they are going through a school yard. There is a little traffic noise from the road to north side, but it isn’t too bad unless there are emergency vehicles. And, there are emergency vehicles in this area often. All in all, we would stay here again and again. 
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April 2018
Overall rating
 
4.5
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
This is our first time at this facility and I'd say won't be the last! What a great location! There are miles of beaches nearby and not even close to being crowded. And even if one section were crowded, you just head west or east and find you a spot! The restaurants are great, plenty of seafood and fishing, the people are friendly; it's just and all-around great place to visit! Now for the park: Location: As I said, brilliant! Great location; I-10 is just a few miles north of the park, too. There are two parks, the older park beside the cemetery, just inside the gate; and a newer park at the back of the base by the lake. Cleanliness/Hospitality: The office staff have been friendly and helpful; the Men's Room was a bit dirty on arrival, but has been spotless thereafter. Amenities/Facilities: All amenities are well serviced and maintained. Laundry facility is great ($1.50 to wash and dry one load, for us). The NEX, Commissary, and NEX Gas/Convenience store are easy to find with helpful signage, though there are towards the back of the base. Value: Considering how civilian campgrounds gouge you for $40-60/night, these days, it's a spectacular value... Overall Experience: Awesome! One note: we stayed in site #12 in the old section, just inside the gate, and it floods when it rains. So, does site #11. It eventually drains and dries, but just know that if you get either spot, it will flood when it rains (an inch, or more of rain).
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March 4-10 and 25-30, 2018
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
The base is easy to find and the older park where we have visited on four occasions is just inside the gate. The sites are roomy and level, the park is clean, and office staff friendly. Shields is not in a rural location so normal city noises are to be expected. Granted, there are rules and regulations applicable to the base and park; however, we are grateful to be guests of our military installations and appreciate any regulations that apply. When approaching the gate wait for the sentry to wave you up. They will indicate the easiest pass through for you. The only item that could make this a 5 instead of a 4 is to have a little gathering room for folks to meet. 
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March 1-8, 2018
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Shields RV Park is located on the Navy Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, at the end of Pass Road. We came from the East, Hwy 90 which was a beautifully scenic road, on the water! We had no problems traveling this road in our Class A RV with toad. Once in Gulfport, we turned on 33rd Ave and then looked for the Burger King on the left, a small NCBC sign is seen on the right. At this intersection we turned left onto 25th St. which is Pass Rd. NCBC gate is at the end of this road. Entrance to the gate included temporary barricades. Essentially, you come up to a stop sign and wait for the sentry to motion for you to come forward. We presented ID and were told how to get to the RV park office. The older RV park is located to the right of the entrance gate so you can't miss it. Signage was good. We stopped near the office and checked in. There were two people working. We received materials on the campground as well as the community. We also paid a $100 refundable deposit for a cable TV box to use during our stay. The box included a remote with batteries (that worked!) and an informational book with the phone number to call to activate the service. This entire process took less than 30 minutes and we had several hundred (yes, hundred!) channels! We were pleasantly surprised. Our reservation was at the older RV park. This park has really spacious campsites with a concrete pad to park the rig and paved entrance and exit to the site. It also had a picnic table in good order. Almost all of these sites are pull through. Only a few in the very front of the park are back in. Rules for the park are clear, though, that you cannot have anything in the ground (no tents, stakes, etc.) and your slide outs cannot extend beyond the concrete pad. We saw a few minor violations, but, for the most part, this park seemed to be well managed with rules enforced. The older RV park has great open WiFi and our Verizon service was excellent! It is noisy, though. This park has a graveyard on one side but also has a heavily traveled road on the other. An active railroad track is close by and the Dole distribution trucks are across the road. The hospital is also close by so we heard ambulances, fire and police sirens most nights. We also heard trains every day and could noticebly smell exhaut fumes from across the road. We visited the newer campground just to see the difference. This campground is located across the base and I would think, based on what is around it (golf course, dog park, walking path, woods), the noise level is probably minimal. The sites are closer and they are all back in. The campground seemed well kept overall. Each site had the same concrete pad and was paved. We attempted to check WiFi speeds but were unable to do so. The base has a nice fitness area, indoor pool, commissary, and other amenities. We were pleased with the overall experience at this campground. Because we stayed seven nights, we paid $19/night, a great deal for full hookups and better than expected cable! The local area of Gulfport and Biloxi were nice. Getting back to Hwy. 90, we enjoyed the beach and a Veterans appreciation lunch at one of the local casinos on Monday. We did not gamble (no interest in that), but we did enjoy a BOGO lunch buffet there. We enjoyed local farmers' markets, purchasing local honey and enjoying the history of the area. Memorials from Hurricane Katrina devastation are present throughout this area. We enjoyed our stay and I could see us going back in the future! We also made great friends and met "Libby," who is a spitting image of our schnauzer, "Lizzie." 
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Feb. 4-6, 2018
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
We have stayed at this base several times in the “old park” so decided to stay in the “new park” this time. The additional park is located towards the back of the base and is very quiet. Park is in a nice location close to the large dog parks and lake. The sites in the new park are all back-in and much smaller than the older park. The interior roads are also not as spacious. This newer park has fewer sites than the original. Next time we return we will go back to the original “older” park just because of site size and space. No cable but our satellite worked fine. Free wi-fi that I felt did not work as well as in the other park. Great facility to go the beach or the casinos. Small commissary and exchange on base. Office staff is very friendly and helpful.
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1 -3 May 2017
Overall rating
 
4.0
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
We stopped at this campground on our way to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Very nice installation, Exchange, and Commissary. We called and made our reservations. We arrived early afternoon and were assigned a pull-thru site in the old section near the front gate. The only complaint would be the noise from trains and sirens. Not that the installation can do anything about it as all these sounds are from off the base. Just be aware if you are a light sleeper and plan to have your windows open. Adequate laundry, the shower/restrooms could certainly use a good cleaning, a bit funky for me, although I did not use the showers or laundry. 
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Apr 6-9, 2017
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Very nice rv park, clean, well maintained. Lots of rules but it seems to work well. Stayed for Seabees Day. Fun event.
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January 17, 2017
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Shields RV Park is actually two parks. The older park just inside of the main gate and the newer park on the far side of the base. Edward was very helpful on the phone when trying to make a reservation. Wanted to have access to internet (medical reasons) and he told me only the old park had Internet connections. Unfortunately there were no openings in the old park on the date of my arrival. So Edward put me in a site at the new park for the first night and into the old park for the remainder of my stay. Facilities were very clean and I only interfaced with Edward and he was exceptional! According to Edward, eventually the new park will also have access to the Internet, it is just taking time to set it up. The antennas are in place and just waiting for the service to be connected. I will be returning here as I really enjoy the Gulf Coast. Hopefully by my return the new park will have wifi as I do like the location of the new park better than the old park. The only negative I have is the cable system they are using. They have cable one and you must use one of their boxes to have cable. Then you must re-cable your wiring to facilitate their box, then call a number to activate the box. Cable one's tech support is horrible and you are put on hold forever. Oh, also there is also a $100.00 deposit on the box (returnable when you return the box and all of its parts). I recommend this park highly and will definitely be back.
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Oct 1-15, 2016
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Our second time to stay here, great campground. Diana and Edward are very friendly and helpful. Will return as often as we can. 
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Oct 8, 2016 to Oct 31, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.3
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Regarding a previous review, pet animals (dogs/cats) are allowed in the concrete block rest room building during severe weather but they must be leashed & under control. Diana, the RV manager was very polite and helpful when we checked in. Edward was helpful during the next week when Diana was out of the office. The new RV park at the west end of the base is now open and is very nice. During our time here there were maybe 4 RVs at the new site. The new park does not have WIFI. We spoke with the base commander (a Captain Hansen) at the commissary and she told us that due to budget constraints there is no WIFI at this time. But, if we were to stay here again (and we would) we opt for the new sites (quiet). The front RV park (just inside the gate) is somewhat noisy (trains, ambulances, fire trucks, police sirens and regular traffic). The fitness center is well stocked with various equipment and the outside lap pool was open. The base has a small club just inside the gate called Anchors and Eagles (in the Navy Gateway) but it's only open Tues, WED and Thurs. On the weekends we rode our bikes around the perimeter of base (2x around is about 12 miles). We were not concerned about activities at the RV park because we usually do our own touring while staying on military bases. We recommended a visit to the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi.
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Mar 8-11, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This was our second visit. We enjoy staying here when going west/east on I-10. I concur about gps goofing us up - go to main gate (off 25th St), you can see park off to your right. Being told we could not take pets if directed to shelter is disconcerting. Always cool and windy when we pass through, but do appreciate pavement/concrete sites throughout. We definitely make a reservation during snowbird periods to get a site. Enjoy the area! Great group of recreational/social pickleballers (many military retirees) at two locations. http://www.usapa.org/places-to-play-pickleball/ We did not use restrooms/showers/laundry. 
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