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Oceanlakes Campground


Friendly, Fantastic, Family Campground

Ocean Lakes, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I found a family campground that is wonderfully accessible and guess what it is right on the beach! Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a destination campground is just 6 miles south of Myrtle Beach.
Named 1997,1999, 2002/03 National RV Park of the Year By. ARVC. And it definitely deserves these awards.

Though Ocean Lakes is a very large busy park, with over 3300 sites, it still has a real community atmosphere. This I believe is accomplished by the attitude of staff, from the founders Nelson and Mary Emily Jackson to the teammates who run the many activities.

Ocean Lakes is a Real family camp with kids everywhere of all ages having a marvelous time. Though with the 11pm curfew things settle down well. Ocean Lakes has it own security force, which keep a real eagle eye.

Ocean Lakes features nearly one mile of soft sandy beach leading you right into the beautifully refreshing Atlantic Ocean. You can take in the entire view from the oceanfront Observation Deck. There is a convenient oceanfront Beach Concession right beside the oceanfront Observation Deck.

Guests with Special Needs
Ocean Lake Family Campgrounds really works hard to make all guests comfortable. For those of us with special needs, Ocean Lakes has created a handicap accessible environment. Golf cars can be rented to assist those with special needs in traveling throughout the campground. If you, or someone in your family, needs assistance just tell any one of the teammates immediately and they will readily help you.

What I found was most of Ocean Lakes amenities are on ground level, without stairs. For those of us who are physically challenged, the few buildings and structures that have stairs, also feature ramps. There are several beach accesses but one is especially good which has a small deck that you can overlook the beach. Use a wheelchair or scooter and want to enjoy the beach? The Recreation Office has beach wheel chairs equipped with large wheels to travel over sand.

Now the swimming pools are just wonderful! There is a portable handicap lifts for the pools.

The streets are paved for a smoother ride - all 29 miles throughout Ocean Lakes! Since I have limited mobility, I used the Golf Cart to get around nearly exclusively and they are great fun!
You can rent them by the day, week, or month. The cart rentals are right on site. That is also a great way to explore Ocean Lakes

Hearing impaired, guests will be please with the signage throughout the park, and visual materials will be of an aide. If you are deaf, it would be more convenient for you to contact Ocean Lakes via e-mail regarding a reservation

For the visually challenged, pets are permitted at all campsites. If you are renting a unit, please let them know you are bringing a guide dog. (Pets are generally not permitted in the rental units.)

Ocean Lakes Family Campground features 893 campsites. All sites are pull through and generally accommodate a 40' campers (some sites are much larger) for slide outs on both sides. Tents are welcome on all sites as well. Sites include water, sewer, 20-30-50 amp electric, 70 channel cable TV hookup, a modem-friendly phone jack with free local calls, daily curbside trash pickup and a picnic table. Reservations are made up to 18 months in advance according to site availability and sites are reserved by specific site number.

Beach House and Trailer Rentals
You don't need a camper to stay at Ocean Lakes! They have nearly 300 rental sites that range in all sizes and price ranges! Ocean Lakes Properties handles the reservations beginning in January every year. Beach houses and trailers available are individually owned and each site therefore has a unique personality. The rental sites are fully furnished, all you need to do is bring your linen and personal items.

Ocean Lakes has a very large outdoor pool, and an all-seasons pool, and two kiddie pools. Kids can enjoy the new Sandy Harbor Splash Zone. The pool area and sun decks are part of the Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center next to the Recreation Center. The Sandy Harbor Cafe is a great spot for a quick snack or delicious ice cream (Beware, the large cone is LARGE!)

Recreation Center
The hub of activities is the 17,000 square foot Recreation Center. Check out the Activities Calendar, and the racks of Myrtle Beach brochures.
Ocean Lakes offers many activities for the little tykes under the watchful eye of staff, (or teammates) called "Kamp Starfish

The Game Center located next to the Recreation Building in Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center. Great games for all ages.

One of the many neat things that I really enjoyed at Ocean Lakes is the Nature Center Discovery Lab .It is a wonderful place for rainy days or to take a break from the beach or pool, All kinds of interesting things have been found right here on Ocean Lakes’ beachfront, from a 6" wide sharks’ tooth fossil, to a bison’s tooth fossil.

With a mile of oceanfront and eight lakes, you will be able to find the perfect "fishing hole."

Camptown Store
You will find all you needs at the NEW 10,000 square foot Camptown Store, which includes groceries, snacks, ice, gifts, and souvenirs. Right next door to the camp store is the main snack bar. Where you will find great fast food and wonderful ice cream cones – I tried them and they are the best!!
If you need anything for your RV that is covered at the onsite Ocean Lakes RV Center.
Security is a priority at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. The 24-hour security patrols offers guests peace of mind around the clock.
Due to the size of this oceanfront campground, an important aspect of customer service and operations is maintenance. Ocean Lakes employs a wide range of talented teammates from carpenters and electricians to plumbers and mechanics.

Landscaping - Grounds - Appearance
As a destination campground, Ocean Lakes takes great care with its appearance and landscaping. With their own Horticulturalist along with an experienced group of teammates oversees the care of all 310 oceanfront acres. Ocean Lakes does all of its own planting and grounds maintenance, and grows many of its plants in our very own greenhouse

Ocean Lakes Family Campground • 6001 South Kings Highway • Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Campsite Reservations: 877.510.1413 • Rental Reservations: 800.845.2229 • Main Office: 843.238.5636
Email address:

TV 10 is Ocean Lakes’ very own TV information
Bulletin Boards - There are eight large bulletin boards located throughout the campground.
L. P. Gas is available daily; the truck will come to your site.
Church Services are held every Sunday and holidays. It is a non-denominational Christian service.
Book Exchange Library is located in the Recreation Building.
Miniature Golf Course - An 18-hole miniature golf course
Playgrounds - Ocean Lakes continues to upgrade the playgrounds annually expanding and improving the equipment. The playgrounds are oceanfront.
Horseshoe Pit - oceanfront.
Shuffleboard Courts - oceanfront.
Volleyball Court - oceanfront.
Basketball Courts - oceanfront.
Bocce Ball Court - oceanfront.

Ocean lakes is truly 5 star camping with its amnesties, facilities and the staff .It is certainly 5 stars in abilities and attitudes.
If you want a real fun vacation with sun, surf and lots of family things to do then Ocean Lakes Family Campground is the place for you.
I personally just love this place, not only was it so convenient for me to get around but the staff are second to none, everyone who works there seems to be having a great time and loving their jobs.

The teammates set the tone and they have set the Right tone. From security to Lifeguards to Rec staff to café staff, everyone is happy and helpful. This is a big active campground, but yet you can just lay back and enjoy yourself too. A wonderful family spot is safe, fun, and friendly.

Go to Ocean Lakes Campground in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and you won’t be disappointed. Tell them Jane sent yo

Jane Danielson is has been disabled for 17 years. She uses cane, wheelchair, and her scooter that she calls her “Freedom Machine” She has been widely published as a Travel Writer for the Disabled, in Disabled Magazines and widely in RV magazines, in North American as well as Europe