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Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach

  By  Ashlee Carson

Ocean Lakes Family Campground celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2021 with thousands of families and campers. The campground is the largest oceanfront one of its kind on the east coast and offers visitors so much more than your typical campground experience.

Location: 6001 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC

Year Opened: 1971

Number of Campsites: 859 Transient campsites

The popular Myrtle Beach campground has more than 800 campsites and 2,500+ annual lease sites as well as vacation rentals with various floorplans. Vacation rental homes are fully furnished and offer air conditioning, tvs and complete kitchens.

Ocean Lakes is home to great annual events including Halloweekends, a Fall Craft Fair, Bluegrass Weekend, a Patriotic Golf Cart Parade, Beach N’ Boogie with Shag dance lessons and the Polar Bear Plunge!



Ocean Lakes offers its guests a bevy of things to do while visiting the campground. The oceanfront location makes it great for morning walks on the beach. Kids love the exciting Splash Zone with water blasters, wading pools, dump buckets and mini slides. The Sandy Harbor Water Park is great for all ages and features winding water slides, water aerobics classes, indoor and outdoor pools and a lazy river.

You have access to everything you need at Ocean Lakes! They have an on-site laundry mat, drop off laundry services, a large convenience store, Sandy’s Center Stage with live entertainment and even church services every Sunday. Even your four-legged friends have their own space at Lakeside Paws N’ Play in a gorgeous, shady spot near the lake.

Other amenities at Ocean Lakes include a recreation building, Nature center, coffee shop, bike rentals, shuffleboard, fishing holes, miniature golf, horseshoes, basketball courts, volleyball nets and so much more.

Thing To Do Near Ocean Lakes

Surfside Bowling Family Entertainment – 1.2 miles

Prestwick Country Club – 1.4 miles

Big Air Trampoline Park – 2.7 miles

Jurassic Mini Golf – 3.6 miles

Orginal Motown Tribute Show at Theatre – 5.3 miles

Thorny’s Food, Sports, Fun – 5.4 miles

Ashlee Carson

Ashlee Carson grew up in Northwest Ohio but has lived in Myrtle Beach since graduating from the University of Central Florida in Spring of 2006 with a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations. She was a former Public Relations intern at the Chamber of Commerce in the Summer of 2005 where her excitement for writing about Myrtle Beach began. Ashlee has two children, and loves boating, the beach, fishing and exploring everything the Grand Strand has to offer.