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Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A

Corpus Christi, Texas


Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Texas 78418
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 116
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 27.68140
Longitude: -97.27428

Elevation: 21' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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22 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

NAS has 2 campgrounds, A & B. Camped @ "B" which has a sign for Shields. B is much nicer than A. Google maps has aerial view. PROS: Concrete pad, Picnic table, Good spacing between sites, Full hookup with sewer, Close to Commissary, Exchange, Fuel, Rec Center (kitchen, tv, sofas, AC), Close to Padre Island and downtown, Satisfactory Bathroom\shower, Laundry, Quiet. CONS: Very small beach which isn't nice, No shade or trees. If you're using this location as a base camp, works well. We spent most of our times on the beaches in Padre Island which was a 20 min drive. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Nice clean park with wide concrete sites. Our back-in was just long enough for our 42' 5th wheel but the width gave us plenty of room to park the truck. Free wi-fi, no cable ( but satellite worked great), picnic table, free laundry and very spacious. Lots of open areas with pavilions and picnic tables. Plenty of room to walk the dog or ride your bike. Small commissary and exchange on base. Can be windy and foggy since you are right on the water. Great location to visit Padre Island or the USS Lexington. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park right on the water with the safety and security of base. Sites are wide enough that you can park your vehicle next to your rig. Interior roads were easy to maneuver, and there were no obstructions to hinder backing into sites. Laundry is FREE. Additionally, within walking distance, at the Navy Inns and Suits is a Community Center, where you can reserve a theater room and play one of their DVDs on the big screen, complete with popcorn that they pop for you, all for free. There is also a game room, and video game room with games for the kids to check out. This was a huge hit for our kids. There are a lot of full-time residents in the park. There are actually two sections of the park, on either side of the road. The Famcamp office is at the Marina. Easy to get through the main gate with even a big fifth wheel like ours. No shade at all, so I'm sure it will get hot in the summer. We would definitely return. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

USS Lexington was very interesting to visit. We also visited the Selena memorial statue on the waterfront, after showing the kids the movie about her life. Padre Island National Seashore is 30 minutes away and very nice to visit. As of this writing, Mustang Island State Park is closed due to hurricane cleanup.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for six months while on temporary assignment at NAS Corpus Christi. It's a nice campground with long, level concrete pads. The laundry room was always clean and they mow the grass regularly. No shade at all. The WiFi was outstanding, probably the best I've ever encountered in a campground. Other campers, especially the long term campers, were very friendly. The wind never stops blowing, but otherwise, it was a good place to stay and we would definitely return. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We just spent three days at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area and enjoyed it very much. Nice and quiet, great location with access to all the base facilities as well as the City of Corpus Christi and the beach. Had no problems and the staff was excellent. Lots of space between sites and the grass was well maintained with no (well, very few) stickers. Everything was well maintained and very clean. Only very minor criticism is that the 30-amp sites are small, some are head-in and drive out across the grass. A few of them have the hookups in awkward places. Not really a problem, just awkward. Next time I'll ask for a 50 amp site and pay the extra $3. A few sites did appear to be long-term tenants, but were very well kept. Also, while the big fishing pier is still closed, there is a smaller pier across from the MWR office. Don't forget your pet's shot records. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Padre Island National Seashore is an easy 30 minute drive and has great beaches.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground at the end of Ocean Drive. All sites are back-in right on the bay. There are a few palm trees, but all sites are sunny and have full access to receive satellite TV. The sites are concrete and 50-feet long. They are wide enough for a 45-foot RV and a car. The only complaint I have being the management does not inforce their own rules. Many of the sites are homesteaded, with three vehicles and boats parked at the sites. By the rules I had to sign, this is not allowed. If you want to stay somewhere near the water, and a quiet place to relax, this is the place for you. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
57
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Quite a distance from downtown Corpus Christi.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

A great park with large concrete sites. Check-in was simple and the staff ladies were very friendly. Park was very clean and the restrooms, while a little dated, were clean every time we used them. Wish the Navy would fix the 2 fishing piers, which are closed due to damage from a storm last year. Someone ought to organize a "self-help" project to fix the piers; if that happened, I'd be happy to come down for a few weeks and help. I don't have anything negative to say about this park - we'll definitely come back. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you're into fishing, check out Packery Channel on the road to Mustang Island. The city has made this into a wonderful park.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This park has two campground areas; both are close to the water. The week I was there the wind blew every day; I'd put my awning out in the am for a little shade, and close it up by mid-day when the wind picked up. The campgrounds have no trees, so the wind off the bay was strong. Laundry was free, as was Wifi (using Navy Go-Wifi). A real bargain, but Spartan. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely location right on the water with sunrise views and ocean sounds. Very windy. Sites are reasonably close. Restrooms and laundry facilities are clean and well maintained. Small recreation room available. Waterfront rigs get ocean sprayed on stormy and windy days. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
small section
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The South Padre Island National Seashore is close by. We also enjoyed the beaches in Port Aransas. Corpus Christi has the USS Lexington and the South Texas Botanical Gardens.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We had originally reserved one of the 28 $15 sites, with full hookup on grass. When we called to say we might pull in a little after 5pm, we were offered one of the 52 concrete sites for only $3 more. Both campgrounds are on the water, offering roomy accommodations, handy hookups and concrete patios and picnic tables. Both areas also offer FREE laundry, clean restrooms and showers, and modest recreation rooms. Opting for the concrete slab site, we had no difficulty navigating the wide roads and generous spaces. We found the park about 80% full, and have met many who are staying for a month or more. Of course while on base you have access to fitness facilities, tennis courts, golf course, bowling alley, softball fields, a library, commissary, and marina with boat, canoe and kayak rentals. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is also a sports bar called the Catalina Club within a short walk of your campsite. We observed that they have Blue Moon on tap, and welcome the weekend with a happy hour starting at 3:30pm on Fridays. No doubt we will meet some more nice folks there then. Tomorrow a tour of the USS Lexington.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is horrible. Place is extremely poorly run with the people in charge only caring about the profits. One crazy woman living there who rides around on her golf cart, screaming at children and almost running down a child in a wheel chair. She thinks the laundry room is her private area and screeches at anyone who dares to use it. Dog crap is everywhere. Garbage on the beach. Thieves stealing your passwords over WiFi. I would never ever return here. I do not recommend. We camped at Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $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 Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $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 Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $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 Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $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 Corpus Christi RV Park FamCamp (formerly Shields Park NAS Recreation A in a Fifth Wheel.

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