Where Is This Campground Located?
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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After a long, cold, snowy winter stuck at our family’s house in Pennsylvania, we finally hit the road for our first major destination: Savannah, Georgia. On the way down, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and see what all the fuss was about. Now, we knew that parking your RV near any major tourist destination was going to cost some extra cash and the other local options were true to that rule. However, the state park was a nice change and at an affordable nightly rate nearly $10 lower than it’s competitors.
Once we got there, we were a little bummed out. We’re not exactly sure if it was timing or a common theme for this park, but they packed their campers in like sardines. Not only were the sites tightly-spaced, camping season had just begun, there were a LOT of people. Between the other campers’ excited children and off-leash dogs, it was not exactly a quiet or relaxing experience. At one point, it was so loud that we considered leaving early just to get a break from the chaos.
What Services Are Available Here?
At the time of this review, only electric and water hookups were available at the sites. The park has a dump station which was easy to access. The sites were mostly level, shaded, and each had a picnic table and a fire ring. We were able to get Verizon decent coverage, but it was not exactly anything to be impressed with given that the park is located in the middle of Myrtle Beach.
One major disappointment for us was that our dogs weren’t allowed on the beach. There was an awesome walking trail that led directly to the beach, but we could only go so far with the dogs in tow. The park does have access to a fishing pier for an additional fee. A few other annoyances included gates that were locked after 10pm (you do get a code to get in after-hours) and a strict no-alcohol policy.
What Were We Up To?
We walked the beach a few times and went out to explore more of the town of Myrtle Beach. We went out of eat a few times but mostly we just hung out in town and tried to get a feel for one of the east coast’s biggest tourist traps.
Honestly, Myrtle Beach wasn’t the place for us and neither was this campground. For people who like that sort of thing, it’s a much nicer stay (and cheaper) stay than some of the other independent parks in the area. For us, it was a little over-hyped and not worth what they were charging for the nightly stay. To each their own.