14 Million People Visit Myrtle Beach Each Year And Surveyed Vacationers Say Ocean Lakes Is The Best RV/Camping Facility Around

October 28, 2009, Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Ocean Lakes Family Campground, located along the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, S.C. has been voted the “Best RV/Camping Facility” by those who visit Myrtle Beach, S.C. Myrtle Beach’s “Grand Strand” attracts more than 14 million visitors annually and those surveyed in this poll voiced a clear preference for Ocean Lakes over other campground options in the area.  The “Best of the Beach” survey results were reported in the October 25 edition of The Sun News in the “Visitor’s Voice” section.

The “Best of the Beach” honor is the latest for Ocean Lakes Family Campground which was named the 2008-2009 National “RV Park of the Year” by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). It is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States with over 310 acres of campsites and beach house rentals.

“We’re honored that Myrtle Beach visitors voted Ocean Lakes the “Best RV/Camping Facility” on the Grand Strand,” said Barb Krumm, marketing director for Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “There are a lot of great choices out there when it comes to camping.  We focus on Customer Service and upgrading our park’s amenities annually. Our year round Recreation activities feature something for every age from mini-golf, games center, skate park to crafts and shows. This honor speaks volumes to the way we run our business and our dedication to making sure our visitors have fun when they are with us.”

At Ocean Lakes, the fun doesn’t end when the summer season does.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground offers affordable family fun all year long, including events like The 26th Annual  South Carolina Fossil Fair  on October 31st from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by the South Carolina Fossil Association, the Fossil Fair features experts from the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History who will be on hand to identify fossils brought by participants.  Fossil and shell collections will be on display including shark teeth, whale bones, sand dollars, horse teeth and other unique finds. Visitors will also have the opportunity to hunt for shark teeth, make necklaces, construct a dinosaur skeleton and even learn how to recover fossils with the Smithsonian experts at a mock dig site. It is a hands-on educational event for the entire family, students and Scout Troops.

December 31st features a New Year’s Eve party and 10th Annual Polar Bear Plunge for those brave folks young to old who want to take a winter dip in the ocean.

Families can also enjoy the 10th Annual Beach n’ Boogie weekend February 12-13, 2010. Beach n’ Boogie kicks off Friday evening with Fantastic Shakers and begins again Saturday morning for a full day of fun activities for the whole family. Saturday’s concert features the Band of Oz. Campsites for this event fill up quickly.

To make reservations call 1-877-510-1774 for campsites, and for rental sites call 1-800-845-2229.  More information is also available at www.oceanlakes.com.

About Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. Located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., it has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2008-2009 National “RV Park of the Year” and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) four times. In 2006, Ocean Lakes received the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina. Ocean Lakes covers 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront. It offers 3,447 sites —  893 of which are large and pull-through to accommodate larger RVs. It was built by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters, starting in 1970. It opened with 30 campsites and one bathhouse in 1971. On an average seasonal day, Ocean Lakes has 25,000 – 30,000 guests enjoying the countless amenities that have made it a local favorite and a national vacation destination.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a division of The Jackson Companies, a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.

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