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.
L.R. left this review using the Directory software: - Customer service was excellent. Facilities were maintained in an OK manner. Commissary/BX were moderate size and selection good. Although not warranted by shopping needs, I stopped into Keesler AFB. They have the mega-commissary/BX complex. Shields is indeed easy to enter/find; is treeless so may cause issues in summer. As others have noted there is ample train noise and a major thoroughfare/truck terminal borders one edge of the famcamp creating street noise. I would return again in shoulder or winter seasons. Navy appears to be using Go Wifi as a provider and this signal is well above average comparing it to other places advertising free wifi.
One of the reasons we stopped here was it is supposed to be "Big Rig Friendly" ... while it is, we were told we would have to park our trailer and weren't allow (against the rules) to park with it attached... My Harley is inside and I keep it attached everywhere I go. It's my portable garage. The sites here will accommodate a 37 foot rig like mine with a 14 foot trailer, but the "rules" say I'm supposed to park my trailer elsewhere... why??? All the crappy cars and trucks parked in front of or behind the other rigs out in the part don't have to be put with the trailers so what's up... If anyone that matters reads this you need to fix this "Rule" ... I won't be back ... besides, the noise from trains and other stuff makes this park suck anyway... the only good thing is the price for a full hookup... and I can do better elsewhere in all departments.
I agree with most of the comments. It is a very nice park with the exception of it's location. The park is located next to a very busy highway and across the street from a Family Dollar store with lights blaring at the park. As someone mentioned, trains all day and night and the conductors love to sound the horns. Sirens are abundant on the highway next to the camp. Very nice base - the NEX and commissary are nice. Need a privacy fence or trees desperately.
I would like to thank the staff of shields RV Park for making my stay a great experience. The only low point of the trip was the main gate guard a older fellow with a salt and pepper mustache that treated my family and myself like we were nothing. I am still very up set I will not be back. My grandkids could not understand why he would not talk to us and looked at us with hate in his eyes when we asked for directions. We are from the Ft. Hood area we have gate guards there but none like the one we experienced at shields.
Visited my daughter over the holidays and they have the new campground almost completed. Can see it from her house and its just inside the gate off US49 behind the housing office. It's on base but located between a cemetery and a apartment complex outside the fence line. From what I saw it looked like a wally world parking lot with a clubhouse and the shore-tie connections. I didn't count the spots. From there to the commissary/exchange it was about 1.5-2 miles. No diesel on base but plenty on US49. Keesler doesn't have diesel either. I'll get some pictures up in the next few days. Noise levels at that location consist of lots of emergency vehicles outside the fence due to the neighborhood. My ratings are based upon location, placed three's in the rest just to get past the submit criteria.
The temporary campground is set up in close rows and folks we talked to were very satisfied with the utilities and location. Talked to the host and she was helpful in directing us around the base. When you come in the gate you will take the first right and and a short drive will take you right to the campground. Hard to tell what it will look like as it is no where near finished. Sewer and water are in and real close to each other. No electric posts yet and everything is still all dirt. There will not be a reservation policy at the new campground either as the host stated they had problems when they did give reservations. The BX and Commissary are adequate and this would be a place we will stay if the new campground is as nice as Keesler.
Campground was full, so we stayed in overflow which is an old mobile home park on base. Were offered full hookup after a couple days, but stayed in overflow. Host was very friendly. Was told they plan to turn the old mobile home lots into hookup RV sites as well. Trains nearby were frequent and LOUD.
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