Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only)

     


Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Texas
Phone: (361) 961-1293

Sites: 116
Recent Rate: $18 12/2014


Latitude: 27.6813880354531
Longitude: -97.2742903232575

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Torch

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with large, concrete pads. We parked in spot 46 with immediate access to the fishing pier and beach. Wifi didn't work in this park but had a few days earlier in the Paradise Cove campground 1/2 mile away. Grass burrs are a problem for pets and the "rule" to pick up after your pet was largely ignored, especially on the small beach area. That was a shame. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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buckingthenorm

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Some long term people here that let their dogs use any open area as the bathroom and didn't clean it up. No recycling. Other than that the campground is in a conscientious location to enjoy the sights in Corpus. The newer area seemed nicer but then you have to deal with the salt spray from the ocean. We were in the older area. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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HR Clark

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, clean, easy access in pull thru site, with grass and a concrete patio with a picnic table. We camped very near the bay. Fishing available on the pier and boat launch to bay. Wifi worked great when connected, but did disconnect a couple of times a day. ATT NetGear would always work great. If you have pets look out for cockle burrs. Our dogs picked up a few while we were here for a week. Staff personnel were outstanding. Would stay here again. Since you are right on the Bay expect the wind to blow on a regular basis, but was tolerable for us. Diesel if available on base and the exchange and commissary were first class. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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herbee

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice bay side campground. Well maintained. Good place to stay if you plan a week or more to visit Corpus Christi. You will need to obtain a MWR Guest Pass, unless you are in the military or retired. This costs $20, and takes a minimum of five days to obtain. Call them and apply ahead of time if you plan to visit. Really not much of a hassle. Wi-Fi was not too good, but our Verizon card worked just fine. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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5thwheeler

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Shields Campground and RV Park on NAS Corpus Christi offers nice big patios, full hookups, and lots of wind w/some salt spray. Their “gas” station does sell diesel fuel, and they have a BX and commissary. Their free wi-fi ranged from “so-so” to non-existent– but our Verizon air card worked when the campground wi-fi was “bogged down”. They offer free laundry, but both the showers and laundry were some distance from our side of the campground, so they were not convenient and not enough to serve a park of this size. Dog owners have lots of areas ( on leash ) to walk your dogs, but these areas have an abundance of cockleburs. The Texas black tailed jackrabbits are plentiful at our site and somewhat entertaining. Like so many other military campgrounds and because they now have to pay for a park host ( IRS interference ) so they can then tax the host’s earned park income, there is no host and no real in park scheduled activities. On the plus side their golf course walking rate range from 10.00 – 14.50 for 18 holes. It is a wide open course and greens reseeding was going on while we were there in Nov so the greens were slow. If using a GPS to enter the base we plugged in 100 NAS Drive and it took us to the main, 24 hr gate. We’re not sure if we’d go out of our way to return to this park. We were here for a week before heading southwest to our Rio Grande Valley winter camp. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Cheese Queen

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this place! Everything is kept spic and span, sites are spacious, fun fishing off the pier and we like the Gulf breezes. Nice small commissary and Navy Exchange on base, good espresso available at the Flight Deck. Big H.E.B. and small Wal-Mart and several restaurants just outside the gate at Flour Bluff on Waldron. We stayed on the grass sites at Paradise Cove. Wish we could stay all winter! We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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fpullanosr

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Shields is a great bargain for its location. Civilian rates are about $2 more than military. Sites are very big especially in the Paradise Cove section. Their are two fishing piers on either end of the facility as well as a marina which is being modernized. Although Civilians are accepted, the military and retired are given, and should be given, priority. A new Manager was hired in September and apparently doing a nice job. She has added activities that were wanted by the guests and is still accepting suggestions for more activities. All base facilities are within walking or quick driving distance and the newly trained staff has learned a lot about customer service and hospitality. It is usually windy and therefore we were unable to open our awnings, but you learn to live with it. Lots of very good but inexpensive restaurants in the local area and a great little sandwich shop on base called the Flight Deck. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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fpullanosr

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The Park accepts the General public, not military only as advertised. It is on the Navy Base and therefore it is safe and secure. They have added new management and it is obvious things are changing for the better with activities and programs being added. All sites are within 200 yards of the Gulf of Mexico and if you like salt water fishing, this is the place to be. The park offers rentals of all watercraft as well as good fishing gear and bait. Sites are very large and roomy and Guests and staff are very friendly, while the mosquitoes are not. Bring plenty of repellent. The health spa is very well equipped and the golf course and first class clubs on base are open to all guests. This park is the best kept secret in south Texas. Top notch accommodations at Military prices. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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trailmaster

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is not worth the monthly rate of 430 dollars. There is no actives at all. the mosquitoes (in swarms) will attack you if you walk across the grass and even on your concrete patio. Does have large concrete patios and all people are friendly. Like all campgrounds, the people are let their dogs do their business by their campers. Some are tied up outside so the owners won't have to walk them. We got here the 15th of Nov 09 and will be here till may of 2010 I guess if there is anything left of me from the mosquitoes. The commissary is great and the fitness is one of the best I have used. I hate the wind and all the rain but sure enjoy the view. Lots of dead fish from the red tide around the banks and piers now. The Wi-Fi cost extra but they inform you that its not worth it. I use Sprint and Verizon air cards on EDO. Works great. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Travel Trailer.

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MajandMrs

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Military Campground on NAS Corpus Christi. Lots of great fishing. Swimming was really only good in base pool located next door. Very windy location with many stickers. Host and other campers were friendly. The park was quiet and dark which I like. We might stay again. If you want the beach, I would suggest staying elsewhere. Although driving across the bay to a Padre Island beach was only a 15 min. drive. We camped at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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