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Old 04-10-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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We are looking to stay a few days at Myrtle Beach SC the end of April. Has anyone stayed in any of the campgrounds along the ocean? Any recommendations? What did you like and not like about where you stayed? Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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We have stayed several times at Lakewood, however the last time there they charged an administrative fee to our reservation. You may not need a reservation at this time of year. Not sure if the fee applies to walk ins.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:38 AM   #3
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Myrtle Beach State Park, Huntington Beach St Park, few full hook-ups,reasonable rates.I perfer Huntington Beach over MYR St Prk. Have not stayed in Lakewood or Ocean View or Pirateland, too expensive for my blood ... Some good outlying parks too, didn't care for Briarcliff in N. Myrtle AT ALL. Good luck and happy camping.

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:55 AM   #4
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We stayed at pirateland. The inland sites are all tight back in. The sites closer to the ocean tend to be larger pull through sites. Staff was helpful. Nice lazy river and pool plus kids pool. It has an indoor pool also I believe. There are paddle boats to rent, a mini golf course and an arcade with a snack shop. Nice beach. As with any of the big 3 there are seasonals there and a good amount of golf carts. I hear ocean lakes is nice also but I can tell you we went to pirateland in June and the entrance to ocean lakes had multiple lanes backed up onto the road waiting to register.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #5
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We were regular summer campers for like 10 years at Pirateland. We loved & enjoyed their Premium oceanfront sites, and our morning oceanside walks with our coffees. Their large pool & lazy river is probably the nicest of all campgrounds. A little pricey in the summer, but what's cheap these days. There's always a premium to pay when staying anywhere near the ocean. Summer was the only time for us, when kids were out of school, so we'd go for 3 weeks every year, for nearly 10 years.

About 5 years ago we found Myrtle Beach Travel Park in the north Myrtle Beach area, which we like much better. They have a really nice pool & lazy river (but not as big as Pirateland). We found this park was managed much better. Not anywhere's near crazy with golf-carts as at Pirateland, and no young kids driving back & forth all day as at Pirateland.

We have stayed at OceanLakes once, and although it is a nice campground, we prefered Pirateland or now Myrtle Beach Travel Park.

Both great parks, you'll enjoy both. Both approximately same cost per day.

Happy camping in whatever choices you go with. Anywhere near "the water" is great!
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:27 AM   #6
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We been in Lakewood & Oceanlakes. When your going in April none are to busy. Oceanlakes is mostly if not all pullthroughs. They have a lot of concrete sites.
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We stayed at Ocean Lakes twice and decided this was not for us. It was during June or July and the place is packed jammed with people. If you are going now it may be less crowded. For our summer beach trip it was just too crowded. They advertise a long section of private beach but there are thousands of people trying to get a spot to lay out a towel. The pool is so super chlorinated that it burns your nostals. I suppose this is because of the massive number of people using it requires more chlorine.
Spots are pretty tight with little space between campsites. Massive numbers of young adults and teenagers ridding around on golf carts trying to see and be seen. Big social event that makes walking on the streets very dangerous. We have stayed in a condo the last three years because the cost is not really that much more when you consider your cost of towing an RV.

I would be interested in knowing how an April or early May trip would work. The experience would be much better without the crowds!!
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We've stayed at Myrtle Beach Travel Park two separate years and really like the campground. Quiet at night, which from what I hear is a benefit over Pirateland or Ocean Lakes.

We pick sites on the lake. Nice.
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Checked out Pirate Land, Lakewood and Ocean Lakes. Chose Lakewood, nice size sites and facilities. Have been there for the last 5 years and loved it. Going back again this year. Rates are reasonable to me.
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Originally Posted by Retired02

We are looking to stay a few days at Myrtle Beach SC the end of April. Has anyone stayed in any of the campgrounds along the ocean? Any recommendations? What did you like and not like about where you stayed? Thanks.

We are heading there the end of the month too:

Not a thing I do not like about the campground. Pull through sites, all new restrooms in the past 3-4 years, three pools, great beach area to walk.

We have stayed at Apache prior to MB travel park. Once I went from a motorhome to a trailer I found the Apache sites to hard to get in and out of.
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