Shields RV Park Featured

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Location

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

Directions

Directions
From I-10, exit 34, take Highway 49 south for exactly 4 miles to PASS Road. Turn right (west) and continue straight on Pass Road through the gate. (Use Burger King as your landmark to find Pass Road. There is a tiny sign for the base). Turn right at first turn on John Paul Jones Ave. RV park is on the right."

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, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
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 no stay limit. 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
68
W/30,50A/S/C
$21.50
$126
$405
Overflow
4
None
$10.63
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.

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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.
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rwhartman Reviewed by rwhartman June 21, 2014
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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.

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Q.C. left this review using the Directory software: - Excellent facilities, friendly personnel.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy June 09, 2014
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April 5, 2014

Q.C. left this review using the Directory software: - Excellent facilities, friendly personnel.

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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.
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Frank A. Reviewed by Frank A. May 13, 2014
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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.

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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.
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10woody22 Reviewed by 10woody22 April 26, 2014
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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.

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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.
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TUMBLEWEED Reviewed by TUMBLEWEED April 07, 2014
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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.

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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.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy March 31, 2014
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Mar 2-9, 2014

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.

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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.
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LFP80 Reviewed by LFP80 March 24, 2014
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March 23, 24 2014

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.

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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.
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JPolniak Reviewed by JPolniak March 01, 2014
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Feb 10 thru 27, 2014

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.

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My first time camping here, this park was built after Katrina and is well laid out with very level concrete pads to park on. Park workers are very friendly and courteous. Had an electrical problem 20 amp 110 receptacle GFCI was not working and it was repaired within an hour. All washers and dryers worked and cost less than any other park we have been at. The laundry room was very clean. Now for the bad, the park is wide open, no trees at all, across the street to the north there is a large parking area for tractor trailers and the reefer units are running all night. More trains here in Gulfport than I cared to listen to at all hours through the night, again with no trees it was very noisy. Although the restrooms were clean the showers were not. Doesn't seem the staff likes to clean showers. We are here for a month leaving on the 2nd of February, I will not be back, I will stay at a commercial RV park down the street.
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capttony2 Reviewed by capttony2 January 27, 2014
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12 January 2014 to 2 February 2014

My first time camping here, this park was built after Katrina and is well laid out with very level concrete pads to park on. Park workers are very friendly and courteous. Had an electrical problem 20 amp 110 receptacle GFCI was not working and it was repaired within an hour. All washers and dryers worked and cost less than any other park we have been at. The laundry room was very clean. Now for the bad, the park is wide open, no trees at all, across the street to the north there is a large parking area for tractor trailers and the reefer units are running all night. More trains here in Gulfport than I cared to listen to at all hours through the night, again with no trees it was very noisy. Although the restrooms were clean the showers were not. Doesn't seem the staff likes to clean showers. We are here for a month leaving on the 2nd of February, I will not be back, I will stay at a commercial RV park down the street.

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We had a great experience here. Stopped here for two days on our way to south Texas for the winter. Ended up adding a third day. We found the gate personnel (one SeaBee and one civilian) to be extremely courteous. The base sticker on the motorhome was expired, but only had to show ID's. Office personnel very courteous and helpful. Most all the sites are pull-trough's and easy to maneuver. Any size rig will fit comfortably. Park is very easy to access from the gate on Pass Road. The directions on this website are spot on (I always worry about this). PX and commissary are better more than adequate, but a bit on the small side. Should you want to visit Biloxi and Keesler, it is a bit of a drive. Take highway 90 to get there and use I-10 to return. We will definitely return for a longer stay. Finally, I saw some complaints on this website about the staff and the pricing. The staff were great and where can you get full hookup with 50 amp service, paved roads and concrete pads for 21 bucks?!?!
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bftownes Reviewed by bftownes December 15, 2013
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December 13, 2013

We had a great experience here. Stopped here for two days on our way to south Texas for the winter. Ended up adding a third day. We found the gate personnel (one SeaBee and one civilian) to be extremely courteous. The base sticker on the motorhome was expired, but only had to show ID's. Office personnel very courteous and helpful. Most all the sites are pull-trough's and easy to maneuver. Any size rig will fit comfortably. Park is very easy to access from the gate on Pass Road. The directions on this website are spot on (I always worry about this). PX and commissary are better more than adequate, but a bit on the small side. Should you want to visit Biloxi and Keesler, it is a bit of a drive. Take highway 90 to get there and use I-10 to return. We will definitely return for a longer stay. Finally, I saw some complaints on this website about the staff and the pricing. The staff were great and where can you get full hookup with 50 amp service, paved roads and concrete pads for 21 bucks?!?!

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The staff, Diana, Edward and Rob were very helpful and friendly. I really appreciated the reservation system. On our original day of departure, we popped a fan belt, called back to the RV park and asked for a few more days in our old site and were able to return. We stayed through the bad weather in TX and hit the road on Monday. We arrive home safe and sound. My only complaint was with the base medical clinic. I experience a bad fall and my injury became infected. I went to the on base clinic for assistance, presented my ID card, and was asked how old I was. I stated I was 69 and was told that I was too old to be seen since I was over 65. I did go to Keesler AFB medical and was treated. Keesler medical was an awesome group of folks.
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sjtpreacher Reviewed by sjtpreacher December 12, 2013
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Nov 19 - Dec 9 2013

The staff, Diana, Edward and Rob were very helpful and friendly. I really appreciated the reservation system. On our original day of departure, we popped a fan belt, called back to the RV park and asked for a few more days in our old site and were able to return. We stayed through the bad weather in TX and hit the road on Monday. We arrive home safe and sound. My only complaint was with the base medical clinic. I experience a bad fall and my injury became infected. I went to the on base clinic for assistance, presented my ID card, and was asked how old I was. I stated I was 69 and was told that I was too old to be seen since I was over 65. I did go to Keesler AFB medical and was treated. Keesler medical was an awesome group of folks.

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Could be a nice rv park if managed properly. Manager/MWR aren't worried about anything other than collecting your money. The rent has been raised every year for the last 4 years and is now going to be $405 come Oct 1 and they aren't offering anything more than they did in 09 at $265. You can stay out in town and get more for the same or less money if you look around a little. We've all earned the privilege to stay on base but it's no longer a value. Restroom and laundry room are not cleaned, spider webs and odor in the restroom, even the office is unkept. Recommend you pay in cash, the computer stores your CC numbers and they won't tell you that. I moved off base 5 miles from the base for less money and unless some extenuating circumstance arises will not move back. Some people have stayed and had good reports, I can tell you after being stationed here on and off for the last 4 years it's gone down hill. If you choose to stay here lower your expectations and you'll probably be ok. Too bad Bill, Veda and Leon aren't still around.
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seabee4life Reviewed by seabee4life September 08, 2013
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Feb 2009-Aug 2013

Could be a nice rv park if managed properly. Manager/MWR aren't worried about anything other than collecting your money. The rent has been raised every year for the last 4 years and is now going to be $405 come Oct 1 and they aren't offering anything more than they did in 09 at $265. You can stay out in town and get more for the same or less money if you look around a little. We've all earned the privilege to stay on base but it's no longer a value. Restroom and laundry room are not cleaned, spider webs and odor in the restroom, even the office is unkept. Recommend you pay in cash, the computer stores your CC numbers and they won't tell you that. I moved off base 5 miles from the base for less money and unless some extenuating circumstance arises will not move back. Some people have stayed and had good reports, I can tell you after being stationed here on and off for the last 4 years it's gone down hill. If you choose to stay here lower your expectations and you'll probably be ok. Too bad Bill, Veda and Leon aren't still around.

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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.
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steve c turner Reviewed by steve c turner September 02, 2013
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July 1-8, 2013

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.

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Great campground, and you don't have to wander through the NCBC to get to it like you do on some military facilities. It is just past the main gate. No surprise, I guess ... the SeaBees know how to build things. We liked how the long term and short term campers are in separate sections of the same campground. Our corner pull through was excellent for a short stay. Be warned if train noise bothers you ... the horns are heard night and day...every day. This campground is conveniently situated to explore not just Gulfport, but Biloxi and Ocean Springs, as well as Bay St Louis. It is a short drive to the beach. We didn't use the amenities/facilities ... hence the three stars. I deducted one star from hospitality due to the rude behavior of the campground manager when my wife went to ask a question. It was the day after the Boston Marathon incident, and yes, there was a sign that guests needed their ID card to enter the office. Unfortunately I had her ID with me in the car. She no sooner opened the office door that the manager rudely told her she couldn't come in without an ID. My wife accepts the fact that she should have had her ID, but the way the situation was handled was over the top. The manager later apologized to me, but never said a word to my wife.
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muierkun Reviewed by muierkun June 04, 2013
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April 15-21, 2013

Great campground, and you don't have to wander through the NCBC to get to it like you do on some military facilities. It is just past the main gate. No surprise, I guess ... the SeaBees know how to build things. We liked how the long term and short term campers are in separate sections of the same campground. Our corner pull through was excellent for a short stay. Be warned if train noise bothers you ... the horns are heard night and day...every day. This campground is conveniently situated to explore not just Gulfport, but Biloxi and Ocean Springs, as well as Bay St Louis. It is a short drive to the beach. We didn't use the amenities/facilities ... hence the three stars. I deducted one star from hospitality due to the rude behavior of the campground manager when my wife went to ask a question. It was the day after the Boston Marathon incident, and yes, there was a sign that guests needed their ID card to enter the office. Unfortunately I had her ID with me in the car. She no sooner opened the office door that the manager rudely told her she couldn't come in without an ID. My wife accepts the fact that she should have had her ID, but the way the situation was handled was over the top. The manager later apologized to me, but never said a word to my wife.

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We stayed at Shields FamCamp Mar 2/3 after stopping by nearby Keesler AFB. Keesler has no facilities, is off base, and hard to find. Shields is easy to locate, has nice, wide cement pads, nice laundry. We were able to bike to the BX/Commissary facility and use the beauty salon, who accommodated us by bringing in a hairdresser a half hour before opening. We did not use the fitness center which is also nearby. We rode our bikes to the Gulfport beach area, about one and one-half miles away. Beautiful area that appears to have lots of recent improvements and historical markers. Wifi was spotty, probably due to the time of day when most users are on line.
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AZtravelers Reviewed by AZtravelers May 05, 2013
Last updated: May 05, 2013
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March 2013

We stayed at Shields FamCamp Mar 2/3 after stopping by nearby Keesler AFB. Keesler has no facilities, is off base, and hard to find. Shields is easy to locate, has nice, wide cement pads, nice laundry. We were able to bike to the BX/Commissary facility and use the beauty salon, who accommodated us by bringing in a hairdresser a half hour before opening. We did not use the fitness center which is also nearby. We rode our bikes to the Gulfport beach area, about one and one-half miles away. Beautiful area that appears to have lots of recent improvements and historical markers. Wifi was spotty, probably due to the time of day when most users are on line.

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W.P. left this review using the Directory software: - This is a very nice and clean RV park. Our stay was for a week in mid-April 2013. The only problem was my motor home sticker had expired and we were told to park in the parking lot next door and register the motorhome. The sticker on the van was still good. The parking lot was designed for cars and not for motorhomes and especially towing. Luckily a couple of cars were pulling out as we entered so I blocked part of the drive and 4 parking places. I am not critical of the security requirement of registering, but of the parking not designed for RV’s. Fort Jackson in our home area and where our vehicles are located has closed the registration office and no longer requires post registration. This is the reason my motor home sticker had expired.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy May 02, 2013
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April, 2013

W.P. left this review using the Directory software: - This is a very nice and clean RV park. Our stay was for a week in mid-April 2013. The only problem was my motor home sticker had expired and we were told to park in the parking lot next door and register the motorhome. The sticker on the van was still good. The parking lot was designed for cars and not for motorhomes and especially towing. Luckily a couple of cars were pulling out as we entered so I blocked part of the drive and 4 parking places. I am not critical of the security requirement of registering, but of the parking not designed for RV’s. Fort Jackson in our home area and where our vehicles are located has closed the registration office and no longer requires post registration. This is the reason my motor home sticker had expired.

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Only stayed one night, but will come back for a longer stay next time. Campground is very clean with very level pads. Nice small base with very thing you would need. Exchange / Gas Station / Commissary close by for all your needs. They have wifi by it is gowifi, which has limits. The only strange thing about the campground is that they will not talk to you in the office until you show an ID card even tho you have showed your ID when coming on base about 5 minutes before. Also the wife and I went over to the office to get bathroom codes and they would not talk to me without my wife showing her ID card and I had just checked in 10 minute before. Overall a great place to stay and we will be back.
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ldmowery Reviewed by ldmowery April 22, 2013
Last updated: April 22, 2013
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April 18, 2013

Only stayed one night, but will come back for a longer stay next time. Campground is very clean with very level pads. Nice small base with very thing you would need. Exchange / Gas Station / Commissary close by for all your needs. They have wifi by it is gowifi, which has limits. The only strange thing about the campground is that they will not talk to you in the office until you show an ID card even tho you have showed your ID when coming on base about 5 minutes before. Also the wife and I went over to the office to get bathroom codes and they would not talk to me without my wife showing her ID card and I had just checked in 10 minute before. Overall a great place to stay and we will be back.

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Modest campground. Very good facilities - very clean, good water pressure, cable, level concrete pads, etc. Were not bothered by noise from music or train whistle, just from traffic from road next to campground - motorcyclist continually gunned motor each time he/she went by, which was often. Other than that small annoyance - no noise problem. Probably won't have heard him/her if windows were shut. We were lucky and got a pull thru near the office. Easy check in at RV office but lengthy amount of time to get "visitor" pass. Gate guard didn't see joint base sticker on coach so he sent us to get visitors pass, which we found out later that we didn't need. Staff was courteous and efficient. Commissary is a decent size and had most of what we needed. Subway right next door when you don't feel like cooking. Great place for the price. Will come back again when in this area.
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rivertrek Reviewed by rivertrek April 13, 2013
Last updated: April 13, 2013
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April 12 - 16, 2013

Modest campground. Very good facilities - very clean, good water pressure, cable, level concrete pads, etc. Were not bothered by noise from music or train whistle, just from traffic from road next to campground - motorcyclist continually gunned motor each time he/she went by, which was often. Other than that small annoyance - no noise problem. Probably won't have heard him/her if windows were shut. We were lucky and got a pull thru near the office. Easy check in at RV office but lengthy amount of time to get "visitor" pass. Gate guard didn't see joint base sticker on coach so he sent us to get visitors pass, which we found out later that we didn't need. Staff was courteous and efficient. Commissary is a decent size and had most of what we needed. Subway right next door when you don't feel like cooking. Great place for the price. Will come back again when in this area.

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P.C. left this review using the Directory software: - The facilities are nice - nothing fancy but much more than just adequate. Web site says weekly rate is $100 but we were charged $120 and $120 is posted in the office. Spaces are large; power is good; our water pressure was fine; campground is extremely clean and well kept. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Commissary and BX are good - we never felt the need to go to the AFB for shopping. WiFi is only OK - tends to go in and out fairly frequently. We won't return for 1 reason: planes, trains and automobiles - you get noise from all of them. It's not the CG fault of course, but this is the noisiest place we have ever stayed. Trains with loud whistles 24/7; heavy truck traffic on an adjacent road; sirens day and night; most irritating - a local off base "recreation center" next door to the Pass Road gate plays music and literally ear shattering levels several times a week. Since it's only a few hundred yards from the CG you get full "benefit" of their music selections. A shame since otherwise this would be a really good place to stay.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy March 25, 2013
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March 9 - 22, 2013

P.C. left this review using the Directory software: - The facilities are nice - nothing fancy but much more than just adequate. Web site says weekly rate is $100 but we were charged $120 and $120 is posted in the office. Spaces are large; power is good; our water pressure was fine; campground is extremely clean and well kept. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Commissary and BX are good - we never felt the need to go to the AFB for shopping. WiFi is only OK - tends to go in and out fairly frequently. We won't return for 1 reason: planes, trains and automobiles - you get noise from all of them. It's not the CG fault of course, but this is the noisiest place we have ever stayed. Trains with loud whistles 24/7; heavy truck traffic on an adjacent road; sirens day and night; most irritating - a local off base "recreation center" next door to the Pass Road gate plays music and literally ear shattering levels several times a week. Since it's only a few hundred yards from the CG you get full "benefit" of their music selections. A shame since otherwise this would be a really good place to stay.

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Easy to find and convenient to I-10. Easy check-in and Shirley at office was very pleasant. No hassle getting in gate as we already have a base sticker. Nice to have commissary and exchange close by on base. All sites for short term stays are back in while the long term stay folks get the pull throughs. Go figure. Lots of road noise close by as well as seemingly non-stop trains with whistles blaring even at 6:00 AM on Sunday morning. Surprised no one mentioned that in their reviews. My site (9) had very low water pressure. This is not somewhere I would chose for a destination but it's certainly more than okay for a few days stay. Bathrooms were not heated even though it was in the 40's overnight during our stay. Wifi worked great and was easy to connect to. Small, clean laundry and only .75 for washers and dryers.
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pbascom Reviewed by pbascom November 18, 2012
Last updated: November 18, 2012
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November 2012

Easy to find and convenient to I-10. Easy check-in and Shirley at office was very pleasant. No hassle getting in gate as we already have a base sticker. Nice to have commissary and exchange close by on base. All sites for short term stays are back in while the long term stay folks get the pull throughs. Go figure. Lots of road noise close by as well as seemingly non-stop trains with whistles blaring even at 6:00 AM on Sunday morning. Surprised no one mentioned that in their reviews. My site (9) had very low water pressure. This is not somewhere I would chose for a destination but it's certainly more than okay for a few days stay. Bathrooms were not heated even though it was in the 40's overnight during our stay. Wifi worked great and was easy to connect to. Small, clean laundry and only .75 for washers and dryers.

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