Family Campground – Review
Ocean Lakes Camping Research
Recently our “Camping Research Test Team”, AKA the owners of
“Your Camping Experience” went on an important mission. Objective, try out and report back on “Ocean Lakes Family Campground.” A popular RV and Camping Resort that has a reputation for being the largest and most accommodating beachfront resort in the United States. This will be a tough mission but Lauren, Marcus, and their K9 Fur-Baby, Sonoma have offered to take one for the team. Let’s get this camping adventure underway!
Ocean Lakes History
Ocean lakes Family Campground was founded in 1970 by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters in, Myrtle Beach, SC. They opened the campground consisting of 30 campsites and a bathhouse on July 2, 1971.
The campsite was a big hit and people lined up outside the main gate by the hundreds, according to their website information.
In 2001 they celebrated 50 years of being in business, how many places can say that?
50 Years Later
Fast Forward to 2022. Currently, Ocean Lakes Family Campground has 859 campsites, and 2,572 annual lease sites, all on 310 acres of oceanfront property. Five bathhouses and more than 550 employees. Can you say, “Full-Service Camping Resort”?
Quote from their website;
“It is the largest campground on the east coast and one of the largest in the United States.”
Location and Directions
Ocean lakes Family Campground is located at
6001 South Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Directions From I-95
If coming from Virginia; Take the 1B Exit for Highway 501 South. The “South of the Border” Exit. Follow 501 south to HWY 544 South/East. This will end at the entrance to the campground.
If coming from the south end of the state; take exit 157 in Florence, SC. Take HWY 76 East/South-East to HWY 501 South/East to HWY 544 ending at the campground entrance.
Arrival and Set-Up
Entering the campground the YCE team checked in at the large grand entrance. Site space 4015 was assigned to them and they proceeded to set up camp after a long rainy drive.
Camping Journal Entry
“Let us share @oceanlakesfamilycampground with you! Here’s us all set up at site 4015. It was raining the entire drive and we set up in the rain. However, all that rain led to some beautiful scenery the next morning.”
Comments from Sonoma
“My pawrents took me on a car ride last week…by myself…longer than usual…to somewhere I’ve never been! It was raining even when we got to #oceanlakes but this camper thing they put me in had a couch and a bunk bed for me to snuggle in…and lots of blankets! “
Day 2 at Ocean Lakes
Wow! So much to do here at the campground, more than you can do in one day. Ocean Lakes Family Campground has just about everything you need so there’s really no need to even leave the park unless you want to explore Myrtle Beach. Restaurants, stores, Golf Car Rentals, Waterpark, Pools, Entertainment, The Beach, and of course a Dog Park.
Day 2 Comments from Sonoma
“Thankfully there was no rain on Day 2 @oceanlakesfamilycampground My pawrents took me for a ride on the golf cart, where I lovingly barked at walkers, runners, dogs…I even met a Goose! We ended up at the dog park – So much room to sniff! They even took me to the beach! I made an exception of getting my feet dirty with a sandy beach…but don’t even talk to me about that ocean .”
Day 2 Journal Entry
“Another thing we loved about @oceanlakesfamilycampground …it’s basically its own town! Market, cafe, outdoor social area, mini-golf, arcade, pools, water park. Once you park it, you never have to leave! “
Ocean Lakes Family Campground App
“While visiting @oceanlakesfamilycampground be sure to download their app! Lots of resources! You can even order food to be delivered to your campsite!”
Below QR Code from Ocean Lakes Website
The End Of A Perfect RV Adventure
The last day for the “Your Camping Experience” team at Ocean Lakes and they all agree it was a perfect RV/Camping Adventure.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a wonderful place to visit on your next camping adventure so please stop in and tell them Lauren, Marcus, Sonoma, and all of us at Your Camping Experience said, “Thank You and Hello” for such a wonderful time.
Final Camping Adventure Journal Entry
“That’s a wrap on our week-long review for @oceanlakesfamilycampground We had a great long weekend. It’s always bittersweet to pack up & hit the road. But on to more adventures!”