This is the Gulf Wars site.
Take your best route to Exit 35 (Hillsdale Road) on I-59 approximately 25 miles south of Hattiesburg MS. or 47 miles north of the I-59 exit in Slidell, LA. From Exit 35 turn East. Travel about .01 miles and turn right at the Hillsdale Resort Hotel. Go past the hotel and turn right onto Rault Road, which will take you to the KAR gate. Follow the SCA signs.
There is a speed limit of 15 mph onsite which is enforced. There are
RV hookups although they are quite remote from the center of the site.
There is no smoking in any of the buildings or event tents onsite.
Although pets may be allowed depending on the event, be aware that
there are a pack of camp dogs which have free run of this site. There
are a few hundred beds in cabins and buildings on this site, a large
hall which serves Larry's kitchen and a smaller (Bede Hall) hall with
an extremely minimal kitchen. There is a Pool, availability of the pool
depends on the autocrat and site owner. There is a camp store that
sells drinks, snacks and some sundries. This is a wet site.
They used to have a site at www.kingsarrow.org but that is now a dead link.
Although Camp Wilkes received significant damage during Hurricane katrina, they have rebuilt with many improvements. Cabins are air conditioned, feast hall is not.
Take Exit 44, Cedar Lake Road south from I-10 in Biloxi, MS. Go past the Harley Davidson store. At the traffic light intersection, turn right onto Popp's Ferry road. Go about a mile and a half. Look for a large wooden sign cutout in the shape of a giant boyscout, standing akimbo beside the road. Do not be afraid. This is Camp Wilkes Road. Turn left onto Camp Wilkes road. At the 4-way stop, turn right to stay on Camp Wilkes road, it goes through a residential neighborhood.
Parking is outside the gate. No vehicles are allowed past the fighting field, and can only load and unload at the fighting field, then must return to the parking lot. There is a swimming pool at this site, check with the autocrat to determine if the pool will be available. There is a dock and waterfront overlooking the Biloxi Back Bay. The wooded part of the site has several very nice trails and secluded primitive campsites, despite the camp being surrounded on three sides by suberbs. There are plenty of fast food places on Cedar Lake road as you leave the interstate, and a large grocery store at either end of Popp's ferry road.
Take your best route to Hattiesburg, MS. These directions will begin at the intersection of I-59 and Hwy 49 at the north end of Hattiesburg.
Take I-59 north from Hattiesburg toward Columbia/Laurel. Take Exit 73 Monroe Road, turn right onto monroe road. At the stop sign, turn right to stay on Monroe road. Approximately 2 miles down the road you will cross over a short concrete bridge, the camp entrance is immediately after the bridge, cleverly angled and hidden behind some shrubberies so that it cannot be seen by the untrained eye. You are warned.
Mapquest it. If you change the mapquest image to "aerial view" you will see the main field of the camp, just to southwest of the mapquest thumbtack.
Pets are usually allowed on leashes. There are 4 air conditioned dorm-style cabins with unisex bathrooms and a large open air pavilion. There are some accomodations in the feast hall building, although they are usually reserved for Royalty. It is the web minister's sole opinion that this site smells like a leaky septic tank (poo) behind the feast hall. There is a pool. Check with the autocrat to determine if it will be available during the event.
There are many fast food and upscale dine-in restraunts in Hattiesburg, and a variety of enormous retail and hardware stores and plenty of Hotels.
Biloxi, MS 39531
Ph: 228- 435- 6281
From points West: take your best route to the intersection of Popp's
Ferry and Pass Road. If you're coming from mid-gulfport gulfport your
best bet is going to be Cowan-Lorraine down to Pass Road then east on
Pass. Continue east bound on Pass Road for about a mile. Fatima church
will be on the left and a large abandoned golf course on the right.
Turn Left onto Jim Money road. Go about half a mile, turn R onto
Atkinson road, which will take you into the park. Just past the
basketball courts a small playground is on the right, fighter practice
is usually across the road from the playground, by the picnic tables.
From points East: If you come down Popp's Ferry road from the I-10 exit 44, immediately after you pass over the Popp's Ferry bridge, turn left onto Atkinson road. This will take you into the park. Proceed as above. If you come in from the beach, go north on Veterans, over the train tracks then left on Pass Road. About a mile down the road just past "Falcon Park" (a military housing subdivision) is a small brown "Hiller Park" sign on the right side of the road. Follow the signage into the park. Go past the tennis courts and turn left at the stop sign, the playground will be on your left, fighter practice will be on your right.
3225 Hancock Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39507
Ph: 228- 868- 5777
From points West: From I-10 / Hwy49 interchange, go south on Hwy 49
to Pass Road. Turn Left and go west on Pass road to the intersection of
Washington Avenue. Turn South on Washington then Left on Maples to take
you behind Pass Road Elementary. Maples makes a sharp turn to the R and
becomes Hancock Ave. The Rec center will be on the right.
From points East: Take I-10 Cowan-Lorraine Rd exit 38: head south over
2 bridges ~3 miles to Pass Road. Turn R onto Pass Road. Continue west
on Pass Road ~ 1 mile to Courthouse Road. Turn L onto Courthouse road
and head south. Turn R into the parking lot of a large and ancient
multi-complex strip mall. AKA E Park Street. After you leave the
strip-mall area look for the intersection of Hancock Ave. Turn Left
toward the softball fields. Rec Center will be on the right.
There is a small kitchen in this facility.
Approximately 5 miles north of the I-10 x Hwy49 intersection in Gulfport, you will turn west onto Hwy 53. About 4 miles down Hwy 53, turn south onto County Farm road. There is traffic light at this intersection. Go just past the sno-cone stand to tAke the first right onto Mennonite road. Mennonite Road will make a sharp right, then a sharp left, then another sharp right. Look for a large white farmhouse with a wooden sign in front: "Broken Oaks."