Shields Park NAS Recreation Area

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Location

Installation
Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, TX
GPS Coordinates
27.6939, -97.2557
Location Information
Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, TX
RV Gate Coordinates
27.6813, -97.27428

Directions

Directions
From I-37 north or south, north of Corpus Christi, take exit 4-A south onto TX-358 east and stay on this route (South Padre Island Drive) and see signs to NAS Base entrance before crossing the bay to Padre Island. This goes through the gate to the NAS. Stay on this street to the second stop sign and turn right on Ocean Drive. This will take you right into the RV Camp. When you get to the campground entrance, make a right turn to check-in at the marina.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(361) 961-1293/1294/1295 - Reservations: 1-877-NAVYBED
Fax Number
(361) 961-0030
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation, Bldg 39, Code 22, Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, TX 78419-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians, Public (with MWR Guest Card). Call (361) 961-2267 for information on the MWR Guest Card.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted up to 6 months in advance. Check-in is after 2:00pm.
Internet Access
WiFi available in the RV Park. Free computer use and wi-fi are available at Books and More (base library). Wi-fi is available at the Breeze Way Inn. The Gonzales Liberty Center has free computer use and wi-fi for active duty personnel only.
Mail Forwarding
Must use local Post Office General Delivery.
Pet Information
Pets are allowed, with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
Higher rates are for civilians. Campground is open to the public with a MWR Guest Card. Call (361) 961-2267 for information on the MWR Guest Card. Check-in is after 2:00pm.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites (Asphalt)
12
W/30A/S
$15 - $18
N/A
N/A
RV Sites (Concrete)
52
W/30,50A/S
$18 - $20
N/A
N/A
RV Sites (Grass)
28
W/30,50A/S
$18 - $20
N/A
N/A

Other Information

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Weather Information

Great park, great location. Campground is open to the public with a MWR Guest Card. Call (361) 961-2267 for information on the MWR Guest Card.

Photos

Shields Park
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Shields Park Recreation Area Map
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4 July weekend (2013)

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Need new upper mgt. does nothing for the campers. last time there the grass was not cut for more the three weeks we where there. the lights have been out on the fishing pier more then two years, that we know of. hospitality at check in was very good. new personnel each time we go there, but still good.
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tr52507534 Reviewed by tr52507534 July 30, 2014
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Apr-May 2014

Need new upper mgt. does nothing for the campers. last time there the grass was not cut for more the three weeks we where there. the lights have been out on the fishing pier more then two years, that we know of. hospitality at check in was very good. new personnel each time we go there, but still good.

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This was our first trip to Corpus Christi and we enjoyed it very much. I'd called the Navy central reservation service and was told they had no availability but Outdoor Rec @ Corpus Christi said they did. We arrived with a reservation for a full service site for a few days and dry camping a few days. As it turned out there were cancellations and we were able to spend the entire week on the same site. The woman who manages the office was very helpful providing local information and tickets to local events. The staff in the Outdoor Rec office were friendly and helpful and ensured we were able to have our site for a week. Lots to see and do in Corpus Christi. The winds do blow - warm temperatures but with the wind it stayed cool enough we didn't need the A/C. The dock needs some repairs - quite shabby condition and some rusted, broken tables should be removed but overall the campground was in good condition. Lots of seaweed on the beach - part of Gulf life. We'd return if we were in the area.
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mainer2 Reviewed by mainer2 June 20, 2014
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May 2014

This was our first trip to Corpus Christi and we enjoyed it very much. I'd called the Navy central reservation service and was told they had no availability but Outdoor Rec @ Corpus Christi said they did. We arrived with a reservation for a full service site for a few days and dry camping a few days. As it turned out there were cancellations and we were able to spend the entire week on the same site. The woman who manages the office was very helpful providing local information and tickets to local events. The staff in the Outdoor Rec office were friendly and helpful and ensured we were able to have our site for a week. Lots to see and do in Corpus Christi. The winds do blow - warm temperatures but with the wind it stayed cool enough we didn't need the A/C. The dock needs some repairs - quite shabby condition and some rusted, broken tables should be removed but overall the campground was in good condition. Lots of seaweed on the beach - part of Gulf life. We'd return if we were in the area.

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As I’m sitting inside the RV at the RV Park I thought I would right the review. This is my first attempt at RVing. I rented a 30’ class C and thought I would see if this is something my wife and I could do. The answer to that question is yes, but on to the review. 6 months ago I called and reserved a spot through the MWR at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. The lady was very friendly and helpful. The process was very quick. As the time quickly approached I called a few days before just to confirm my reservation. Again, the lady was helpful. I mentioned that I might arrive after 1700 and she said that wouldn’t be an issue. They would just leave my information, site number, and pass codes to the laundry, men, and women’s bathrooms. A few days before we left I got a confirmation email stating everything was go to go. True to form, we were going to be late I tried to call them the very day I was to arrive. It was on a Monday around 1000 hrs but I kept getting their after hour’s message machine. So I called another number and the person there said they would ensure they knew we were going to be arriving late. I use the GPS coordinates from this site and my TOM TOM took us right to the front gate from San Antonio. Gate guard checked only my ID and let us through which was great. We drove to the park and I left the RV near an empty spot to go find the “host” to get my stuff. I first went to the MWR office which is located in the smaller RV Park about three blocks away. It was locked up tight and there was a clip board hanging by the door but no info on it. So I drove back down to where my RV was. When I got there, there were two there ladies talking with my wife. They said there wasn’t any host because of cut backs and told us to find an empty spot and hook up. So I took the one right next to the RV. Most if not all of the sites are concrete, wide, clean, and with a picnic table. The sites have 30 / 50 amp, water, and sewer. I got us setup and we were set. The park is amazing. The sites are very far apart from each other. You can see the Corpus Christi Bay from just about any on them. They have a 400+ yard fishing pier within yards of where we setup. Around 0800 the next morning I went to the MWR office. They were just opening up so that was good timing. I told them who I was and if they had left my pass codes and site anywhere. I was a little shocked when they said no. So I told them which site I was on and finished checking in. The rec room, laundry (free of charge) and the bathrooms were very clean. Get ready to be in the sun. Very few trees and the ones that are here are small. We were lucky enough to position the RV to when the sun is in the west we had plenty of shade. Be prepared for the wind! Make sure you watch opening and closing the doors. If you use a tablecloth, secure it with something. Wi-Fi is free of charge, you don’t need any pass codes, and fairly reliable. I haven’t had any issues from the site I’m on. Out site is #36 if anyone wanted to know. There are lots of seagulls who love to eat anything you give them. Feed one and they’ll be 50 more in a second. There are jackrabbits and ground squirrels that run around the site. In the evenings coyotes will come through so don’t leave anything out they could get into too. The base is very clean, very open, and flat. So anyone who rides a bicycle will love this place. NEX is right next to the commissary. NEX closes at 1900 hrs. The commissary is closed on Mondays and they open up at 1000 on the other days. They do do an early bird starting a 0900 for 15 items or less. We never went until after 1000. The NEX is nice. Just about anything you could want. They aren’t huge but a good place to get ice, beer, some snacks, and your normal items. Everyone we ran into while working was friendly. They have a wide open golf course, a bowling center (with Subway inside). There is a gym and two racquetball courts. Get up early in the morning a go to the water near the pier. You can pick up crab shells (sea shells)! My wife filled a whole bag full of them. Overall this had been a great vacation. I would recommend this place to any retiree. The ocean (other than the bay) is just a few minutes away. The roads are a little confusing or it just might be me! You can get to any of the tourist sites in a few minutes. I will say don’t try an LEAVE the base around 1430 or so. That is when the Army Depot has their shift change and the traffic getting off base is terrible!
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berreez Reviewed by berreez June 11, 2014
Last updated: July 27, 2014
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June 9-13, 2014

As I’m sitting inside the RV at the RV Park I thought I would right the review. This is my first attempt at RVing. I rented a 30’ class C and thought I would see if this is something my wife and I could do. The answer to that question is yes, but on to the review. 6 months ago I called and reserved a spot through the MWR at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. The lady was very friendly and helpful. The process was very quick. As the time quickly approached I called a few days before just to confirm my reservation. Again, the lady was helpful. I mentioned that I might arrive after 1700 and she said that wouldn’t be an issue. They would just leave my information, site number, and pass codes to the laundry, men, and women’s bathrooms. A few days before we left I got a confirmation email stating everything was go to go. True to form, we were going to be late I tried to call them the very day I was to arrive. It was on a Monday around 1000 hrs but I kept getting their after hour’s message machine. So I called another number and the person there said they would ensure they knew we were going to be arriving late. I use the GPS coordinates from this site and my TOM TOM took us right to the front gate from San Antonio. Gate guard checked only my ID and let us through which was great. We drove to the park and I left the RV near an empty spot to go find the “host” to get my stuff. I first went to the MWR office which is located in the smaller RV Park about three blocks away. It was locked up tight and there was a clip board hanging by the door but no info on it. So I drove back down to where my RV was. When I got there, there were two there ladies talking with my wife. They said there wasn’t any host because of cut backs and told us to find an empty spot and hook up. So I took the one right next to the RV. Most if not all of the sites are concrete, wide, clean, and with a picnic table. The sites have 30 / 50 amp, water, and sewer. I got us setup and we were set. The park is amazing. The sites are very far apart from each other. You can see the Corpus Christi Bay from just about any on them. They have a 400+ yard fishing pier within yards of where we setup. Around 0800 the next morning I went to the MWR office. They were just opening up so that was good timing. I told them who I was and if they had left my pass codes and site anywhere. I was a little shocked when they said no. So I told them which site I was on and finished checking in. The rec room, laundry (free of charge) and the bathrooms were very clean. Get ready to be in the sun. Very few trees and the ones that are here are small. We were lucky enough to position the RV to when the sun is in the west we had plenty of shade. Be prepared for the wind! Make sure you watch opening and closing the doors. If you use a tablecloth, secure it with something. Wi-Fi is free of charge, you don’t need any pass codes, and fairly reliable. I haven’t had any issues from the site I’m on. Out site is #36 if anyone wanted to know. There are lots of seagulls who love to eat anything you give them. Feed one and they’ll be 50 more in a second. There are jackrabbits and ground squirrels that run around the site. In the evenings coyotes will come through so don’t leave anything out they could get into too. The base is very clean, very open, and flat. So anyone who rides a bicycle will love this place. NEX is right next to the commissary. NEX closes at 1900 hrs. The commissary is closed on Mondays and they open up at 1000 on the other days. They do do an early bird starting a 0900 for 15 items or less. We never went until after 1000. The NEX is nice. Just about anything you could want. They aren’t huge but a good place to get ice, beer, some snacks, and your normal items. Everyone we ran into while working was friendly. They have a wide open golf course, a bowling center (with Subway inside). There is a gym and two racquetball courts. Get up early in the morning a go to the water near the pier. You can pick up crab shells (sea shells)! My wife filled a whole bag full of them. Overall this had been a great vacation. I would recommend this place to any retiree. The ocean (other than the bay) is just a few minutes away. The roads are a little confusing or it just might be me! You can get to any of the tourist sites in a few minutes. I will say don’t try an LEAVE the base around 1430 or so. That is when the Army Depot has their shift change and the traffic getting off base is terrible!

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I called early in the day to get a reservation for this afternoon. The staff was pretty good, but slooooow. The guy that checked us in, needs a bit of RV speak added to his repertoire. We asked for a pull thru and I had no idea there are NONE. So when we arrived I asked about a site with pull through and was met with the sites have all the connections. He was quite polite. SOOOOO we backed the whole rig into a spot and set about enjoying a very level, large site. cockle burrs abound so be careful with fido. Upon arrival I also looked for garbage and found the rv park to be quiet clean. Lots of jack rabbits and little furry critters, but no coyotes or other large predators. new bath house was clean as well.
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powerboatr Reviewed by powerboatr June 07, 2014
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June 7th, 2014

I called early in the day to get a reservation for this afternoon. The staff was pretty good, but slooooow. The guy that checked us in, needs a bit of RV speak added to his repertoire. We asked for a pull thru and I had no idea there are NONE. So when we arrived I asked about a site with pull through and was met with the sites have all the connections. He was quite polite. SOOOOO we backed the whole rig into a spot and set about enjoying a very level, large site. cockle burrs abound so be careful with fido. Upon arrival I also looked for garbage and found the rv park to be quiet clean. Lots of jack rabbits and little furry critters, but no coyotes or other large predators. new bath house was clean as well.

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First, Larry you need to remove the video for this campground, Those cabanas and the breakfast being served at the marina have been gone for years. As for the campground, it has been deteriorating and little or no action has been taken to improve the campground. For example, the lights on the campground fishing pier have been inoperative for at least a year. Most of the lights in the campground itself are inoperative. There is no camp host. They (MWR) let the person that used to keep the campground mowed and trimmed go. Trash (beer cans, cig. butts, water bottles etc. are around most of the sites. Some patrons that have pets fail to pick up after their pets even though bags are provided by the campground at more than one area. Also, according to one of the personnel in the campground office, someone had reported seeing rattlesnakes in the campground recently. Coyotes have been seen in the campground as well as badgers inside the trash bins at night.
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3.7
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glrp007 Reviewed by glrp007 May 21, 2014
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April 23rd to May 5th, 2014

First, Larry you need to remove the video for this campground, Those cabanas and the breakfast being served at the marina have been gone for years. As for the campground, it has been deteriorating and little or no action has been taken to improve the campground. For example, the lights on the campground fishing pier have been inoperative for at least a year. Most of the lights in the campground itself are inoperative. There is no camp host. They (MWR) let the person that used to keep the campground mowed and trimmed go. Trash (beer cans, cig. butts, water bottles etc. are around most of the sites. Some patrons that have pets fail to pick up after their pets even though bags are provided by the campground at more than one area. Also, according to one of the personnel in the campground office, someone had reported seeing rattlesnakes in the campground recently. Coyotes have been seen in the campground as well as badgers inside the trash bins at night.

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Stayed in the Shields area for our kids' Spring Break. Very nice and right by the water. There are many cement pads, however we were given an asphalt space with gravel surrounding it (30amp site). I noticed three cement pad spaces that were never taken throughout our stay. So I asked, and turns out they were already paid for, meaning the RV'ers left, but were returning to take their space. Next time I will request a 50amp site, which most all come with cable. Anyway, the shower room needs some updating, however everything was clean, worked and there was plenty of water pressure and heat. The laundry room was neat and the machines were FREE! We stayed three nights here and requested a fourth. We were told we'd have to move to the other RV park, just a short drive away. No big deal, we moved. Now we did notice that the day we moved nobody took the space we left...don't get it. Well the base is perfectly situated to visit the attractions in Corpus, and we found an awesome fish market just a couple of miles from the station, called Pauls Seafood (not a restaurant). Go there! The weather wasn't ideal as it was windy and somewhat cold. My daughter and her friend still got in the water. They collected A LOT of seashells! We will definitely return when it's warmer.
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golivas1 Reviewed by golivas1 March 29, 2014
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10-14 March 2014

Stayed in the Shields area for our kids' Spring Break. Very nice and right by the water. There are many cement pads, however we were given an asphalt space with gravel surrounding it (30amp site). I noticed three cement pad spaces that were never taken throughout our stay. So I asked, and turns out they were already paid for, meaning the RV'ers left, but were returning to take their space. Next time I will request a 50amp site, which most all come with cable. Anyway, the shower room needs some updating, however everything was clean, worked and there was plenty of water pressure and heat. The laundry room was neat and the machines were FREE! We stayed three nights here and requested a fourth. We were told we'd have to move to the other RV park, just a short drive away. No big deal, we moved. Now we did notice that the day we moved nobody took the space we left...don't get it. Well the base is perfectly situated to visit the attractions in Corpus, and we found an awesome fish market just a couple of miles from the station, called Pauls Seafood (not a restaurant). Go there! The weather wasn't ideal as it was windy and somewhat cold. My daughter and her friend still got in the water. They collected A LOT of seashells! We will definitely return when it's warmer.

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CAUTION. We always enjoy our stays here at the Navy base, but THIS time, our Netflix account was hijacked from somebody's phone, presumably while we were streaming videos on the camp's Wifi. I've never felt unsafe using campground Wifi before, but I'll never do it again. We have our own encrypted Verizon Wifi network in the motor home, but used the Gowifi system to save some bandwidth. Just a heads up. Even on base, surrounded by old farts like ourselves, the thieves are out there.
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4.7
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5.0
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SeniorChiefBill Reviewed by SeniorChiefBill March 23, 2014
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January 2014

CAUTION. We always enjoy our stays here at the Navy base, but THIS time, our Netflix account was hijacked from somebody's phone, presumably while we were streaming videos on the camp's Wifi. I've never felt unsafe using campground Wifi before, but I'll never do it again. We have our own encrypted Verizon Wifi network in the motor home, but used the Gowifi system to save some bandwidth. Just a heads up. Even on base, surrounded by old farts like ourselves, the thieves are out there.

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We had a brand new 5th wheel and we planned on staying only 1 week. We arrived on a Friday and set up. We went to visit some friends in the area on Monday. when we returned to our 5th wheel that afternoon all of a sudden we had brown out the took out our electric fireplace, surround sound system, Blue Ray DVD, micro wave, and central vacuum system. I checked with the neighbors and they hadn't experienced the problem. I caalled the base maintenance people who came out and checked the electric receptacle. I happened to be out riding my bike when they showed up and my wife was watching them. The electrician pulled apart the 50 AMP receptacle and said that it needed replaced because it was corroded. I tried getting the Navy to replace the damaged equipment but they wouldn't do it in part because the electrician claimed the plug was not seated all the way in and that was what caused the problem. I have to add here that a neighbor talked to my wife about it before they got there and he brought over a 30 to 50 AMP converter and tried plugging it in to see if that would make a difference. He may have left thee plug loose so I don't know if the electrician was untruthful. I told him that the problem happened before the neighbor messed with it so it was probably the neighbor who left it loose. He stuck to his story when talking to his supervisor so I had to get my appliances replaced. Since my unit was under warranty the manufactures replaced them. It took a month to get them in. I did purchase a surge protector for my unit. The campground is out in a wide open place that backs up to the bay. We had a lot of strong winds coming off the bay straying our unit with salt water. As soon as they calmed down I completely washed down my unit to prevent corrosion.
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3.2
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5.0
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2.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
djhender Reviewed by djhender January 16, 2014
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February 2012

We had a brand new 5th wheel and we planned on staying only 1 week. We arrived on a Friday and set up. We went to visit some friends in the area on Monday. when we returned to our 5th wheel that afternoon all of a sudden we had brown out the took out our electric fireplace, surround sound system, Blue Ray DVD, micro wave, and central vacuum system. I checked with the neighbors and they hadn't experienced the problem. I caalled the base maintenance people who came out and checked the electric receptacle. I happened to be out riding my bike when they showed up and my wife was watching them. The electrician pulled apart the 50 AMP receptacle and said that it needed replaced because it was corroded. I tried getting the Navy to replace the damaged equipment but they wouldn't do it in part because the electrician claimed the plug was not seated all the way in and that was what caused the problem. I have to add here that a neighbor talked to my wife about it before they got there and he brought over a 30 to 50 AMP converter and tried plugging it in to see if that would make a difference. He may have left thee plug loose so I don't know if the electrician was untruthful. I told him that the problem happened before the neighbor messed with it so it was probably the neighbor who left it loose. He stuck to his story when talking to his supervisor so I had to get my appliances replaced. Since my unit was under warranty the manufactures replaced them. It took a month to get them in. I did purchase a surge protector for my unit. The campground is out in a wide open place that backs up to the bay. We had a lot of strong winds coming off the bay straying our unit with salt water. As soon as they calmed down I completely washed down my unit to prevent corrosion.

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We have visited this location at least once a year for well over 7 years and continue to watch it decline in upkeep. Without a full time host it is going downhill. Campers no longer pick up after their pets. Trash around the park. Cars/Trucks park on grass with little regard. Internet is near worthless unless you are in the community room. The location and the price still trumps all the complaints, but this park was 100% better just 5 or 6 years ago (and at less cost). Final note. Time for base security to declare open season on the Coyotes that roam the perimeter in small packs even in the daylight. Small dog owners be warned.
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3.3
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
jafluc1 Reviewed by jafluc1 January 14, 2014
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Jan 5th through Jan 12th 2014

We have visited this location at least once a year for well over 7 years and continue to watch it decline in upkeep. Without a full time host it is going downhill. Campers no longer pick up after their pets. Trash around the park. Cars/Trucks park on grass with little regard. Internet is near worthless unless you are in the community room. The location and the price still trumps all the complaints, but this park was 100% better just 5 or 6 years ago (and at less cost). Final note. Time for base security to declare open season on the Coyotes that roam the perimeter in small packs even in the daylight. Small dog owners be warned.

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This was our first experience using a military campground. Arriving on Station, the guard pulled a cone from the right entry lane to allow us through (thank you Sir!). BTW, we're a Big Rig, 45' and towing and 13' tall... we had no issue proceeding through the right hand covered entrance. When approaching the campground, there is a very small sign telling you to turn right, to the Marina to register... I held my breath and turned right... Don't be concerned... there is a MASSIVE turn around space in the Marina! The staff was very professional, courteous and helpful during the registration process (thanks folks you helped make the stay pleasurable). We selected our site and proceeded to the site and get setup. The sites are very large concrete "back in spaces" that easily accommodate Big Rigs albeit your nose will be at the very front of the site. The connections are via a single pole and very convenient. I'm sorry we didn't use any campground facilities (we're fully equipped) so we can't comment. There is a long fishing pier on the bay and a local gathering of huge jack rabbits on the premises. The Commissary and NEX are very convenient additions to a very nice campground! Two surprises though... First I was surprised at the number of "apparently" fulltime occupants and second, the total lack of regard for the posted speed limit. We will definitely return here, great facility!!
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Stealth01 Reviewed by Stealth01 December 30, 2013
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Dec 21 - 27, 2013

This was our first experience using a military campground. Arriving on Station, the guard pulled a cone from the right entry lane to allow us through (thank you Sir!). BTW, we're a Big Rig, 45' and towing and 13' tall... we had no issue proceeding through the right hand covered entrance. When approaching the campground, there is a very small sign telling you to turn right, to the Marina to register... I held my breath and turned right... Don't be concerned... there is a MASSIVE turn around space in the Marina! The staff was very professional, courteous and helpful during the registration process (thanks folks you helped make the stay pleasurable). We selected our site and proceeded to the site and get setup. The sites are very large concrete "back in spaces" that easily accommodate Big Rigs albeit your nose will be at the very front of the site. The connections are via a single pole and very convenient. I'm sorry we didn't use any campground facilities (we're fully equipped) so we can't comment. There is a long fishing pier on the bay and a local gathering of huge jack rabbits on the premises. The Commissary and NEX are very convenient additions to a very nice campground! Two surprises though... First I was surprised at the number of "apparently" fulltime occupants and second, the total lack of regard for the posted speed limit. We will definitely return here, great facility!!

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I had a good time. It was my first camping experience with my newly purchased 40' Motorhome. The place was clean but there was no hospitality. There are no real service provided at the Campground. You check in and they direct you kind of to an area and then you must find your assigned spot. We were in the old area not close to any amenities. There were no showers available in the area I was assigned which was no big deal because I had a shower on board, but the people in the pop-up had none of this. I was next to a Man who has lived there for 4 years and mows his own yard. The close proximity to Padre Island is nice went there every day loved it. NEX and Commissary are convenient. Didn't look like much else was open on the base, but will return. 18 buck a night is cheap for that area and cant wait to try it again.
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texasdawg Reviewed by texasdawg August 12, 2013
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8/8-8/10/2013

I had a good time. It was my first camping experience with my newly purchased 40' Motorhome. The place was clean but there was no hospitality. There are no real service provided at the Campground. You check in and they direct you kind of to an area and then you must find your assigned spot. We were in the old area not close to any amenities. There were no showers available in the area I was assigned which was no big deal because I had a shower on board, but the people in the pop-up had none of this. I was next to a Man who has lived there for 4 years and mows his own yard. The close proximity to Padre Island is nice went there every day loved it. NEX and Commissary are convenient. Didn't look like much else was open on the base, but will return. 18 buck a night is cheap for that area and cant wait to try it again.

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This was our second stay at Shields and likewise, very much satisfied overall. At check-in, personnel could not have been more friendlier, courteous and helpful, not to mention, well knowledgeable. Privacy and quietness (at night), very comfortable.
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Flensburg Reviewed by Flensburg July 18, 2013
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4-7 July 2013

This was our second stay at Shields and likewise, very much satisfied overall. At check-in, personnel could not have been more friendlier, courteous and helpful, not to mention, well knowledgeable. Privacy and quietness (at night), very comfortable.

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Have stayed here numerous times and always enjoy it. The Wifi is working great, fewer stickers in the grass and the jackrabbit population is down. Great folks in the office and a nice small commissary and NEX. Nice dog park for off-lease play (behind the marina building).
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Honey Badger Reviewed by Honey Badger June 21, 2013
Last updated: June 21, 2013
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June 14-21, 2013

Have stayed here numerous times and always enjoy it. The Wifi is working great, fewer stickers in the grass and the jackrabbit population is down. Great folks in the office and a nice small commissary and NEX. Nice dog park for off-lease play (behind the marina building).

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We have stayed here 6 times now and we have always had a great experience. Clean park with nice buildings. The aundry is good. I would recommend it to anyone.
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jrhartle Reviewed by jrhartle April 10, 2013
Last updated: April 11, 2013
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Jan 2013

We have stayed here 6 times now and we have always had a great experience. Clean park with nice buildings. The aundry is good. I would recommend it to anyone.

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A.M. left this review using the Directory software: - Very nice CG with cement site and full hookups. Was close to the sea wall and when the wind (always) came out of the north we had a lot of salt water spray on the RV. Luckily the MWR personal (very helpful) allowed us to wash our unit as long as we did not use any detergent. Will return.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy March 29, 2013
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Jan - Feb, 2013

A.M. left this review using the Directory software: - Very nice CG with cement site and full hookups. Was close to the sea wall and when the wind (always) came out of the north we had a lot of salt water spray on the RV. Luckily the MWR personal (very helpful) allowed us to wash our unit as long as we did not use any detergent. Will return.

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Campground has no lighting in much of the area. The fishing pier has been closed past the steps coming up from the beach on the east side of the pier due to storm damage to railings on west side of pier. According to MWR, Security Police, Public Works, repairs may be some time in the future. No Camp Host has yet been assigned but they (office personnel) are asking for one. The map for the campground (above) needs updating. All site numbers have been changed. Office personnel advised me that reservations can now be made by calling 1-877-NAVYBED and to be assigned to a site with a concrete pad, you must ask for a "RV50" site. For those that may not know, there is a "Family Health Clinic and Minor Emergency Room" located at 10102 SPID just outside the main gate on the frontage road and they accept TriCare for Life and Medicare. Special thanks to MWR Personnel Donica, Mary Kay, Robert and Richard. All have done everything they could to make our stay here enjoyable. We plan on returning later on next month.
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glrp007 Reviewed by glrp007 March 20, 2013
Last updated: March 21, 2013
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Feb 27th thru Mar 21st 2013

Campground has no lighting in much of the area. The fishing pier has been closed past the steps coming up from the beach on the east side of the pier due to storm damage to railings on west side of pier. According to MWR, Security Police, Public Works, repairs may be some time in the future. No Camp Host has yet been assigned but they (office personnel) are asking for one. The map for the campground (above) needs updating. All site numbers have been changed. Office personnel advised me that reservations can now be made by calling 1-877-NAVYBED and to be assigned to a site with a concrete pad, you must ask for a "RV50" site. For those that may not know, there is a "Family Health Clinic and Minor Emergency Room" located at 10102 SPID just outside the main gate on the frontage road and they accept TriCare for Life and Medicare. Special thanks to MWR Personnel Donica, Mary Kay, Robert and Richard. All have done everything they could to make our stay here enjoyable. We plan on returning later on next month.

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Wonderful campground, we stayed in the grass area. A lot of space between sites. Only fault was the showers, no facilities in this area and showers were located in the other area (a car ride away) and in need of upgrading. The base is located close enough to Padra Island which was wonderful. We even spent a few nights camping on the beach (great fun). Will visit again.
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J+HW Reviewed by J+HW March 20, 2013
Last updated: March 21, 2013
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February 2013

Wonderful campground, we stayed in the grass area. A lot of space between sites. Only fault was the showers, no facilities in this area and showers were located in the other area (a car ride away) and in need of upgrading. The base is located close enough to Padra Island which was wonderful. We even spent a few nights camping on the beach (great fun). Will visit again.

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Stayed from January 10th until 19th of 2013. The first day the wind was not bad, but the next 6 days it was terrible. Not sure how how fast the wind was, but the camper moved around all night. The last couple of days the wind was much calmer. The restroom / shower was ok. The laundry room was very clean and all four washers and the four dryers were working. Looks like they must have replaced two of each. Again all was free. There is a new fellow (Joe) working in the office since our last stay and he was excellent. They advertise wifi but I could not get it to work for the entire 9 days. I ask Joe and he said it was hit and miss. I guess mostly miss. We do always enjoy this campground even with the wind (no control over this) and the lack of wifi. We will be back in March.
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ldmowery Reviewed by ldmowery January 19, 2013
Last updated: January 19, 2013
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January 10 - 19, 2013

Stayed from January 10th until 19th of 2013. The first day the wind was not bad, but the next 6 days it was terrible. Not sure how how fast the wind was, but the camper moved around all night. The last couple of days the wind was much calmer. The restroom / shower was ok. The laundry room was very clean and all four washers and the four dryers were working. Looks like they must have replaced two of each. Again all was free. There is a new fellow (Joe) working in the office since our last stay and he was excellent. They advertise wifi but I could not get it to work for the entire 9 days. I ask Joe and he said it was hit and miss. I guess mostly miss. We do always enjoy this campground even with the wind (no control over this) and the lack of wifi. We will be back in March.

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The navy personnel operating the campground were quite courteous. They were unable to accurately send us to an unoccupied site – some problem with their management software. We were initially sent to site 28 which was occupied. I called the office and was sent to site 31 which was occupied. I called in and told them that sites 32 and 33 were unoccupied and we would like site 33 which they approved. Site 33 had the power/water and sewer on the wrong side which was not a big problem. I just drove in, parked the trailer and drove the tow vehicle out over the grass. For some desire to submit to torture, I decided I wanted to watch the Dallas Cowboys sew up their non-playoff status, so I checked out the Direct TV remote and proceeded to bring up satellite TV and our Activity Center. The receiver could not find the satellite, probably because of the 50-MPH winds the night before. I returned the remote to the office and was told I could probably watch the game at the other park Activity Center. The person at the desk said, no, I forgot we just lost the power transformer for the Activity Center. I returned to my trailer and settled for watching the Packers play using my TV USB dongle on my laptop and tuning in the only usable TV channel. This is probably not the staff’s problem since most military facility restrooms are extremely clean. I hiked to the shower on the 31st and showered. There was a turd in the shower obviously deposited by some highly considerate camper.
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nylesn Reviewed by nylesn January 14, 2013
Last updated: January 14, 2013
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Dec 28-31, 2012

The navy personnel operating the campground were quite courteous. They were unable to accurately send us to an unoccupied site – some problem with their management software. We were initially sent to site 28 which was occupied. I called the office and was sent to site 31 which was occupied. I called in and told them that sites 32 and 33 were unoccupied and we would like site 33 which they approved. Site 33 had the power/water and sewer on the wrong side which was not a big problem. I just drove in, parked the trailer and drove the tow vehicle out over the grass. For some desire to submit to torture, I decided I wanted to watch the Dallas Cowboys sew up their non-playoff status, so I checked out the Direct TV remote and proceeded to bring up satellite TV and our Activity Center. The receiver could not find the satellite, probably because of the 50-MPH winds the night before. I returned the remote to the office and was told I could probably watch the game at the other park Activity Center. The person at the desk said, no, I forgot we just lost the power transformer for the Activity Center. I returned to my trailer and settled for watching the Packers play using my TV USB dongle on my laptop and tuning in the only usable TV channel. This is probably not the staff’s problem since most military facility restrooms are extremely clean. I hiked to the shower on the 31st and showered. There was a turd in the shower obviously deposited by some highly considerate camper.

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We arrived on a cold rainy day, after we paid for a 2 night stay, we were told that the electricity was out in the campground but they were working on it. The electricity was down for about 3 hours. the campground was very nice, concrete pads wide enough for our 5th wheel and our truck to park side by side. The bay side sites were very beautiful and right along the beach and pier. Very nicely located near commissary, NEX, and VA Hospital. The laundry facility was free, however only one washer was working and 2 dryers. The washer took an hour to run and several people were wanting to do laundry. The lights kept flickering in the laundry facility and in the womens restroom, which can be disturbing after dark. The wind is very strong there this time of year and the temperature was only in the 40's, and we found it hard to sleep due to the wind rocking our camper. But the campground was very clean and nice, and in an isolated area, but we felt it was overpriced for a military campground. The traffic around Corpus Christi was terrible, we saw several wrecks. We probably won't return.
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JimnJill Reviewed by JimnJill January 04, 2013
Last updated: January 05, 2013
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Jan 1-4, 2013

We arrived on a cold rainy day, after we paid for a 2 night stay, we were told that the electricity was out in the campground but they were working on it. The electricity was down for about 3 hours. the campground was very nice, concrete pads wide enough for our 5th wheel and our truck to park side by side. The bay side sites were very beautiful and right along the beach and pier. Very nicely located near commissary, NEX, and VA Hospital. The laundry facility was free, however only one washer was working and 2 dryers. The washer took an hour to run and several people were wanting to do laundry. The lights kept flickering in the laundry facility and in the womens restroom, which can be disturbing after dark. The wind is very strong there this time of year and the temperature was only in the 40's, and we found it hard to sleep due to the wind rocking our camper. But the campground was very clean and nice, and in an isolated area, but we felt it was overpriced for a military campground. The traffic around Corpus Christi was terrible, we saw several wrecks. We probably won't return.

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