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
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
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!)
The hub of activities is the 17,000 square foot Recreation Center. Check out the Activities Calendar, and the racks of Myrtle
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."
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
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