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Ocean Lakes Family Campground
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This August will be our 5th year coming to Ocean Lakes and we have loved every single day of every trip - even when a tropical storm forced us to all stay in the camper and play cards! Yes, it is crowded during certain "seasons", but if you do your research you will know when those are and what to expect. Do not come here in the summer if you are looking for peace & quiet - try somewhere in Hilton Head. Last year was the grand opening of the new water park and it was EPIC. *Hopefully they have resolved the slippery surface issue.* Golf carts are everywhere but keep in mind that the campground is HUGE and OL is one of a very few who allows you to drive your own. My only complaint: the roads (especially in HH) are wayyyyyy too narrow. Hubby has to pull in our towing mirrors every time. See you in August!! <3

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and I can't say enough good things about it. It has a "Campground" label so some may not be thrilled. It may sound a bit boring. However, this place is far from boring. They have a really nice water play area with slides for kids and teenagers. I really like the Lazy River too. There is an indoor pool, a Recreation Center that houses true occasional Bingo game (among other random activities, a putt-putt course, burger/ice cream stand, playground, and even a market/souvenir store and laundry mat right there in the campground. Oh, and did I mention the beach?

You can rent a beach house (which is what we do), and stay right by the beach if you want. Once you are there, I highly recommend renting a golf car. It may sound silly but trust me, you'll appreciate it!

The "campground" is secured by 2 entrances in which guards check the tags on vehicles (hanging in the window) upon entering to be sure they have registered either the office. It doesn't feel touristy at all but you are close to a Target, awesome local bakery (CoCoDotts), and fabulous burger joint (Burger Fi), among others. You can also access the more popular attractions if you had any of those on your agenda.

I would definitely recommend this as a place for families, couples, etc. The grounds are clean and well-maintained. I think you'll like it as well if you try it!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We spent 5 days here to unwind and relax. Between the ocean and swimming pool and friendly campers, mission accomplished.Sitting by the camp fire, long strolls though the park, star gazing and getting up to watch the sunrise on the beach, which were amazing, contributed to making this a great vacation.

Room Tip: The earlier you book the closer to the ocean you can get.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We have been coming to this campground for over 10 years. Every part of this place is this the best! The new water park area is fantastic. We love to come here with our very large family as we always feel like its safe to have a good time. Most of the time we don't even feel it is necessary to leave the campground for anything. Ocean Lakes has everything you need in one place.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The place packed like sardines (spots are extremely narrow). It's not welcoming. They do not have an escort to show you to your RV spot, yet it has 800 spots!!! Every RV spot we have been provide a person to guide you to your spot, not here, you are on your own with narrow roadways in a most overpacked constricted poorly paid out area. Check out time is 11:00 am and CHECK IN time is 3:00 pm. At 11:13 an employee named Steve started knocking at door. When I opened it he asked when we were leaving bc check out is 11:00 and they need us out. Then I said it's 13 minutes after 11 and we are wrapping up and leaving momentarily. He then said, "we have next guest waiting on this spot so you need to go". WTH! RUDE RUDE RUDE! Steve then gets on his handheld radio and spoke to someone. Well #1, CHECK IN time is 3:00!!!! Not 11:13! To treat me that way for being "13" minutes late is absurd! How this place has such positive reviews confuses me bc it is first RV spot I visited that compelled me to write a negative review. Myrtle beach is amazing, but do not stay here.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Address: 6001 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575-4965
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Myrtle Beach
Price Range: $37 - $3,404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 893
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This national award-winning park is known for its amenities, year round activities, and outstanding customer service. Opened in 1971, it is family owned. Ocean Lakes is the 5-time winner of National "RV Park of the Year" by ARVC (2012/2011, 2008/09, 2003-03, 1999 & 1997); received an "A" Grade (2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008) by its guests through GuestRated; and is the 2006 South Carolina Governor’s Cup winner. Located on 310 oceanfront acres, Ocean Lakes Family Campground features 893 campsites (600 with concrete pads) and 300 rental houses (beach houses, park models, etc.) reserved through Ocean Lakes Properties. All campsites are pull-through and generally accommodate 40' campers or larger with slideouts on both sides. Tents are welcome. Campsite rates include: 20-30-50 amp electric, water, sewer, 70-channel cable TV hookup, phone jack with free local calls, wi-fi, picnic table, the number in your family and pet(s), see policies on web. Campsite reservations are made up to 18 months in advance according to site availability and sites are reserved by specific site number. ... more   less 
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