All of us in the Myrtle Beach area are fortunate to live in an area with such a great state park.

The Myrtle Beach State Park is 312 acres of lush scenery, beautiful oceanfront property, more than 200 comfortable campsites and plenty of activities to learn about the area's wildlife.

Our wonderful state park was actually the first in the state of South Carolina to open to the public in 1936.

In addition to all the natural beauty, there are a number of free classes that visitors can attend ranging from the learning the effects of water pollution and secrets of the state park, to discovering the different types of butterflies and comparing local sea life to the characters depicted in "SpongeBob SquarePants."

Yes, our state park is so cool that they offer a "SpongeBob" tutorial. So, who does live in a pineapple under the sea?