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Earlier this month we spent every week at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC.  I’m so excited to lastly be sharing this publish because we had such a great time!!  It has skyrocketed to the top of the record of our favourite RV parks of all time and in case you are a camper and haven’t but stayed here… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground has been round since 1971.  It features 310 acres of oceanfront property, 859 campsites, and more than 2,500 seashore homes.  It’s the largest campground on the east coast and one of the largest in the complete United States.

LOCATION OF OCEAN LAKES FAMILY CAMPGROUND

6001 South Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

CONTACT INFORMATION

Click here for a full record of necessary telephone numbers about campsites, leases, and more.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

THINGS TO DO AT OCEAN LAKES FAMILY CAMPGROUND

I might significantly be here all day if I tried to record them all!  We have been touring with our two younger youngsters (2 and four years previous) so we only did the activities most suited to the wee ones, however here is a record of a number of the things you can do (go to Ocean Lakes Family Campground’s principal website for all the information)

  • Almost 1 mile of lovely oceanfront for beachy activities, walking, or enjoyable
  • Eight freshwater lakes stocked with fish for catch-and-release and plenty of geese, geese, swans, and turtles to take pleasure in
  • Bicycle and golf cart rentals for simply getting across the grounds
  • Playgrounds, shuffleboard, basketball, bocce ball, horseshoe, volleyball, and corn toss
  • Family Fun Middle for arcade and video video games, outside mini golf, and a Recreation Constructing for actions and events
  • Monumental pool space including several kiddie pools, unbelievable new splash zone, indoor pool, a lazy river, outside household pool, and enormous higher-intensity slides
  • Great meals similar to burgers, fries, fish and shrimp baskets, ice cream, breakfast, and pizza delivery right to your campsite
  • … AND MORE!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

This is Sandy Starfish, the mascot of Ocean Lakes Family Campground.  Get used to seeing his smiling face, because Sandy exhibits up in all places!

OUR EXPERIENCE AT OCEAN LAKES FAMILY CAMPGROUND

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

We arrived in the early afternoon to website Okay48, a centrally situated campsite with 50-amp service and full hook-ups that’s close by the pool space, store and cafe, recreation constructing, and just a brief stroll from the seashore.  We have been so excited to start out having enjoyable that we might hardly wait to get our camper settled in before exploring.  I used to be virtually as antsy as my youngsters!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

After getting our website set up, we have been itching to perform a little exploring on foot.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Unbeknownst to me, Matt took a very comparable photograph of me with the youngsters just moments later.

The campground is a tremendous place to go for long leisurely walks, however when you’ve got a destination in thoughts and need to get there as shortly as probably, one of the simplest ways to get round is by golf cart!  Leases are available proper on the property and they are completely the easiest way to benefit from this expansive campground (extra information on golf cart rentals)

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Our favourite a part of the whole campground is the huge pool area, Sandy Harbor.  Oh my gosh, you guys, I have NEVER seen a spot like this inside a campground earlier than.

See that bucket up there?  It will get crammed with 350 gallons of water and when it gets close to being full, warning bells ring out before it ideas over and makes a huge splash under!  Enjoyable!!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

LOOK.  AT.  THIS.  SPLASH PAD.  It’s not even a splash pad… it’s extra like what happens when a splash pad takes steroids and hits the health club 7 days every week.  IT IS AWESOME.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

These two struggle 95% of the time, but in a public setting they use each other as a security blanket.  It’s type of cute.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

There’s a raised area in the middle of the splash zone where lifeguards oversee the bigger slides.  This yellow one was an amazing newbie slide that splashes right into a shallow pool of water on the backside.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Shelby LOVED IT.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

She went down over, and over, and over, and over once more.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

She wasn’t fazed.  In reality, she couldn’t get out of there quick sufficient so she might take another flip!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

There are several pools and water activity areas on this part of the campground.  Lazy rivers, a large grownup pool, an indoor pool, several kiddie swimming pools, the splash pad, and even some giant water slides.  It seems like being at a full-on resort!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Oh, oh, and one other factor I liked concerning the Splash Zone… there’s about 6 inches of standing water in the whole place which helps to maintain you cool when enjoying together with your kiddos.  No scorching pavement!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Jasper loves water but is a cautious boy.  He caught to the smaller slides at first.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

After seeing his youthful sister go hurtling down the yellow slide time and again, he lastly plucked up the courage to provide it a attempt.  He liked it, and this ended up being the primary of about 100 journeys down the slide.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Matt insisted that I take this image because the tears and meltdowns that erupted once we declared it was time to go away the pool area for the afternoon have been epic and worthy of documentation.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

I’m an enormous walker, and my morning (and evening!) walks seemed just a little totally different than they do at residence.  The seashore is such a peaceful place earlier than the sun will get fierce.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

We have been never bored, even when we have been just cruising round within the golf cart to mellow out the youngsters and really feel the cool breeze in our faces.  That is the one campground we’ve ever visited that made us feel like we had a lot to fill our complete trip with out ever leaving the grounds.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

She discovered this cute toy pet crate in the retailer after which she walked round in her cute gown and cute hair clips and cute smiles and just leaked her cuteness far and wide.  It was a multitude.  SHE is a multitude.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

There’s a lot food out there right inside the campground.  At Sandy’s Meet ‘n Eat you can find treats like Dippin’ Dots and Blue Bell ice cream, fish or shrimp baskets, hen tenders, burgers, scorching canine, sandwiches, and pizza.

Where To Eat In Myrtle Beach - Food Available at Ocean Lakes Campground

You can even have recent, scorching pizza delivered proper to your campsite!  I wrote about this pizza in our Myrtle Beach Eating Guide and it was such a treat after coming back from a morning of climbing.

Where To Eat In Myrtle Beach - Food Available at Ocean Lakes Campground

And these breakfast biscuits?  Ohhhh man.  They have been fluffy, buttery, and oh so scrumptious.  Our campsite was so near the Meet ‘n Eat that it solely took minutes to have a scorching breakfast in our arms.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

There’s loads of outside seating with a stage and hearth pit, which is a pleasant place to relax if you want to take pleasure in your meals instantly as an alternative of taking it again to your campsite.  Every a part of Ocean Lakes Family Campground was so well-maintained and clean.  It just felt good to be there.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

The Sandy Mart is the most important campground store I have ever seen.  It was so fun to flick through the inventory that I ended in here a number of occasions as a part of my evening stroll… because buying is train, right?

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

So many enjoyable souvenirs and present gadgets to peruse.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

There’s a cooler section with recent food and primary meal supplies (assume deli meat, scorching canine, cinnamon rolls, and much more) in addition to ice cream and other frozen treats.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

I hold saying it, however I’ll say it once more – there’s really no want to go away the campground, even when you forgot to pack some provides.  This place has received you coated. (please observe, you WILL need to go away the campground if you wish to purchase alcohol.  Accountable consumption is allowed by yourself campsite but isn’t bought within the campground itself)

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

My youngsters looove to shop, however significantly, who doesn’t!? (click right here for more info about Sandy Mart)

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

The seashore at Ocean Lakes Family Campground is beautiful!  We came at the good time of yr – after Spring Break but before faculties let loose for the summer time – so we by no means had to cope with any giant crowds.  Perfection.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Workforce work.  They have been on the hunt for fascinating shells whereas maintaining a watchful eye out for crabs.  They terrify Jasper.  (spoiler alert: we didn’t see any crabs that day)

Joyful ft, glad ft!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

I promise we feed him.  I don’t know the place this kid will get his metabolism, however his physique just pulverizes no matter he eats.  He’s our tall skinny beanpole boy.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

The low tide provided up numerous packed wet sand – good for developing a sand fort!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Cheese with Daddy!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Okay, so, can I’m going back to constructing my citadel now?

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Beach journeys create a lot of laundry, especially for those who’re traveling with youngsters (and pets!)  There’s simply no avoiding it.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

The coin laundry in the campground is giant, clear and makes it straightforward to get your garments and towels freshened up.  Go proper subsequent door to Sandy’s Meet ‘n Eat and enjoy an ice cream cone while you wait!  There’s additionally a Fluff ‘n Fold service if you want to drop off your laundry and have it completed for you.  (click on right here for more info)

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

There are two nice playgrounds and they are proper next to the ocean.  We might watch the youngsters play while listening to the crashing waves.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

This was Shel-Bel’s first time on an enormous woman swing and she or he nailed it!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

See the ocean back there??

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

There are eight freshwater lakes on the property the place you’ll be able to fish (catch and launch).  Typically I simply sat next to the water to take pleasure in a quiet second, because the lake areas are typically just as tranquil because the seashore!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

“Excuse me, madam, but would you happen to have any delicious morsels you would be willing to share?”

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Sorry, Mr. Duckie, not this time!  Horry County just lately passed a regulation stating that it is illegal to feed waterfowl until they’re on a wildlife management property.  But you possibly can still take pleasure in their presence and feed the fish and turtles! Strolling to the lakes and getting meals from these little machines was a favourite family exercise.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

The youngsters needed to do it virtually every evening.  There were child geese, ducks, AND swans hanging round.  So cute!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

Don’t overlook to look underneath the water, too, as a result of there are cute turtles paddling round – even infants!

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

We liked Ocean Lakes Family Campground a lot that we have now already booked a keep for subsequent yr.  I’ve a sense this place is going to turn out to be a yearly household tradition for us.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Review in Myrtle Beach

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