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Old 01-21-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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We are thinking about Ocean Lakes in August. If you have been there any suggestion on the best area to camp?
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:06 PM   #2
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We like Huntington Beach State Park. There are not a lot but full hookups are available. The bathhouses are clean and functional. WiFi is fair but also available. State Park Rangers that we have met are friendly and love their park. The beach is attractive, as are most in that part of the state, and some good shelling can be had. Right up the road is Brookgreen Gardens.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:56 PM   #3
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North Myrtle is fine too. We have made our annual trip to Myrtle Beach Travel park. More room in your camp site than many at Myrtle. Facility quality is excellent and we like the area up North that is a bit less "zoo-like" Have not tried the State park but will look into it. Now we can do the Myrtle visit in Sept and Oct and that is very good.
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Thanks for the great information on North Myrtle, wvstreamer. That broadens our choices when we run for Myrtle Beach. We've driven through the campground in North Myrtle and thought it looked great, too.

A last word. South Carolina announced on Jan. 13, 2015, that the reservation window for State Parks has been changed to thirteen months.

Good luck, Hoobiedoobie.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:32 AM   #5
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This past early Summer we were in Myrtle Beach. We stayed 2 nights at the Apache Campground, N. Myrtle Beach, only because we visited that area years back and always wanted to be ON THE BEACH someday. It was fun for 2 days, on the pricey side. We also stayed at the Huntington State Park, very nice, quiet. spacious and a good choice.

You will like the area. There is a little of quiet and touristy.
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Ocean Lakes campground in mid summer , high season, full wide open how do you explain that to the never been there crowd? I had to go just to say yup , been there done that. It's a resort city into itself. Some love it and buy in , some can't wait for a "normal" campground. Ocean is walking distance or bike or golf cart distance depends on your mood I guess.
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I don't know if there are any RV parks on or near Holden Beach, but that's a great place. It's just across the border in NC, just beyond North Myrtle Beach. No high rises, not too much traffic, tranquil. I lived in SC for over 25 years, and a trip to Myrtle was an annual ritual. I didn't discover Holden until just before moving away. When I took the family to Myrtle, I'd return home exhausted....crowds, traffic, etc. totally different experience at Holden....restful. Plus, the beaches aren't packed, and there's actually still lots of beach at high tide. Anyway, that's my two cents worth.
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Huntington Beach is a great campground if you don't require full-hookup or are lucky enough to get one of the very few sewer sites. It is relatively quiet and great for bird and nature watching. Site privacy varies but there is a good mix of open and wooded sites to choose from. The beach is a short walk along the boardwalk. Depending on time of year, you may have difficulty getting a site.
Ocean Lakes in the summer will be very busy but you can usually find a site. All sites are pull-through, full hookup, including cable and wifi. Most sites are paved but very close together.
We enjoy both campgrounds at different times of the year.
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Vanessa and I have made an annual trip to Myrtle Beach from Toronto for about five years in our 1976 VW Camper. We are planning to head down again in mid - late April with the 1970 Safari.

We have always stayed at Myrtle Beach State Park. It is nestled in with some of the larger RV parts and all the amenities, but it retains its State Park charm with lots of trees and open space as well as privacy.

The beach is only a few steps away from all the sites and you can walk along the beach all the way to downtown. Dogs are allowed on the beach until May I believe.

We discussed going somewhere else this year, somewhere with a pool for example, but Myrtle Beach State Park is so good of a fit for us I can't see changing. This year we're looking forward to having the AS there so we can leave the site in our TV instead of packing up the VW Bus every single time we want to go out for a meal!

We've visited Huntington Beach SP as a day trip - very nice as well! We've also made day trips down to Charleston (beautiful and well worth it!).
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Thank you all for the info. We are excited!
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Unless you are absolutely wanting to stay "on the beach", we would recommend Willowtree in Long's S.C. - about 9 miles to N. Myrtle, anf not far to Calabash, NC for some great seafood without the higher beach prices. Willowtree has huge sites, immaculate facilities, and great staff.

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willowtree sounds interesting

I agree on Calabash. It's one reason we stay at North Myrtle ( Travel Park) but will check the Willowtree. Nice to be on the beach so I can easily do beach for a little while and walk to camp for a break. I would like to be there now! Instead the AS is covered in snow ...the temp is 10 and I'm going to work now. Airforums is how I dream.
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