This is a great place to camp at the beach. Yes it is not beachfront and you do have about 300-400 yards to go to get to the beach, but is that really worth the extra $40-60 per night in fees. The sites were all well kept and shady. Some sites are tight for Big Rigs but ours was perfect for our 40' 5er. You will read others complain about the airline noise, yes the campground is on the flight path, but, so are another 2 campgrounds that charge about double what the state park does. The airlines never really bothered us during our stay as we were up and doing something from daylight to dark. I will definitely be coming back here.
Do you love people? Do you love the ocean? Do you love airplanes?
Then Myrtle Beach State Park is for you!
It's a great park--it's got lots of campsites, a beautiful beach, and amenities like a playground, a nature center with educational programs, and a fishing pier.
The campground is well-staffed with rangers, hosts, and volunteers. The bathrooms are large and clean. (Hand soap is provided but there are no paper towels, just blowers). The campgrounds are well-maintained and tidy. The trash and recycling stations are conveniently located.
The campground, particularly site 171, is directly under the flight path for planes departing from Myrtle Beach International Airport. The flights start around 6 am and go until 11 pm or so. The planes haven't gotten much altitude before they are roaring above your tent, hammock, or camper!
Sites are close together and there is little to no privacy. Site 171, however, seemed to be the best one for tents, with a deep and wide site and a few trees--enough to hang our 4 hammocks.
Quiet hours were not enforced and traffic noise is easily heard, especially fire truck and police car sirens well into the night and early morning. The park staff raced past our site frequently on tractors and golf carts once it was after 7 am.
Mosquitoes are in full force here. The county had sprayed for them the night before we arrived. Maybe they don't spray the tent sites, but the mosquitoes were insane. Bring plenty of spray, wipes, and one of those bug zapper tennis rackets. You will definitely need protection! The camp store sells mosquito spray for twice as much as it costs across the street at Walmart.
Also, the raccoons were at our site both nights. They are fearless and hungry. Lock up your food, your coolers, and your trash. They do know how to open up latches!!!
Bring a bike and/or a beach cart to get around and transport your stuff to the beach for the day. The campground is about 300 yards from the beach and it's so nice, you'll want to spend the whole day there, then go out at night to look for creatures and enjoy the ocean breeze.
As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I get products to test from time to time- today I am testing the Morsel Spork (mini and XL).
I was pleasantly surprised at the comfort of using the Sporks. I was worried they'd be awkward and unwieldy, but the creators put thought into how they are being held by the eater. My thumb rested nicely in a groove near the top of the utensil. The rubbery edge worked as intended to completely scrape the sides of the bowl, but an added bonus was that the rubber made the spoon edges soft where it met the skin of my mouth.
The spoon holds much more (cereal and beans, in our case) than it looks like it would. The fork works, but I'd like thinner tines to better stab food items. The serrated edge? Well, it crushes rather than cuts.
I love the different colors and unique shape of the Spork(s). They will be going on every camping trip with us. They are easy to tell which fork is whose, and won't be lost in the cutlery shuffle when we're camping with a group of friends. They're good for kids and adults!
Very busy, crowded but inexpensive access to Myrtle Beach tourist attractions. Lots of restaurants, shopping and events nearby
Very nice campground and park! Short walk to the beach. Big clean bathrooms with showers. Camp store employees were super nice. Camp sites were spacious and some on the outside ring were very secluded.
We got there early, since no one was on the site we reserved they let us in. Nice size site. Clean restrooms. Short walk to the ocean. All staff and visitors were friendly. A must to put on o=your camping schedule
WE camped here in 2018 winter and had a very good time. Other than February and if you are older than 55 or so you must move out after 2 weeks and sometimes if enough sites you can move to another site. In February they allow 4 weeks stay. Some sites are very level and some not so much, some smaller and some bigger. Pretty nice staff at the store and check in. The beach is gorgeous and a walk from campsites. Lots of great restaurants down the road and across the street is the Brookgreen Gardens which is a wonderful place to walk around and admire the plantings, there is wildlife area and you can take a ride up the river and see how life was back in the day. WONDERFUL place.
This place has all the amenities one could ask for in a beautiful setting by the beach. Lots of different campers, has a store, trails to walk or take your golf cart, steps away from the beach, clean bathhouses, and a pier ($5 a person) with another store that sells bait, novelties, etc. What else can one ask for unless you are looking for seclusion? Just go! Note: all of the Myrtle Beach attractions are a short 5-15 min drive away. And remember, no tents on the beach and dogs on the beach during limited hours only.
Pros: the facilities at this campground are nice, and it has free hot showers. There is some privacy between sites, and the camp store is convenient. There is also a short walk or drive to the beach itself, which is a nice beach.
Cons: this campground is right near the airport, so you will hear airplanes all day (and most of the night). Because of that, I wouldn't stay here again unless I was passing through.
Beautiful state park. Nature trails, nice size lots, clean, plenty of space. Close to night life, if you are looking for that too
We stayed here for a Martial Arts training weekend on the beach. The camping area has access to the beach and is maintained by the state park rangers. The campgrounds have garbage disposal, bathrooms and showers. The facilities were nice and you could reserve spots with electricity and water. Most all of the camping spots were sand based and of different sizes and shapes as the camping is fit into a horseshoe shaped area. It was also Bike week so there was a lot of people using the campgrounds but it did not seem loud or overwhelmed. There is a camp store and everyone is very friendly. The only facility issue we ran into was a shower head that didnt have a lot of pressure but from others in our group, this seemed to be the only one. They had RVs, tent sites and cabins.