Myrtle Beach, S.C.'s Ocean Lakes Family Campground Keeps The Fun Rolling For Fall

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Featuring An All Star Golf Car Show, Halloween Weekends And The S.C. Fossil Fair, The Reigning RV Park Of The Year Offers Affordable Family Fun All Year Long

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, located along the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, S.C. continues to offer affordable family fun for the fall. Families who don't want the end of summer to mean the end of their camping getaways can enjoy the 5th Annual Ocean Lakes All Star Golf Show, Halloween Weekends and the South Carolina Fossil Fair this October.

The 5th Annual All Star Golf Show takes place October 24th and is open to all guests. Folks can enter their custom or standard golf car in one of several categories for a chance to win prizes. Campers will enjoy a day filled with activities, fun and food. And, participants in the show will receive discounts on all parts and accessories from Ocean Lakes Golf Cars and more.

The 26th Annual South Carolina Fossil Fair will be held 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 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.

In order to accommodate a variety of family schedules, Halloween Weekends will take place on Oct. 23 - 25, 2009 and Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2009. Those looking to celebrate a little early on Oct. 23 - 25 will enjoy the "cars in costume parade" and an evening Halloween party afterwards. Families celebrating Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 will enjoy a magic show, great pumpkin search, pumpkin carving contest, Trick o' Treating, costume contest, pet costume contest and a mystery dinner.

"The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of fun for the family," said Barb Krumm, marketing director for Ocean Lakes Family Campground. "We offer opportunities for families to enjoy time together and exciting activities all year long. And, with the economy like it is, families need to watch their budgets, but they still want to enjoy their time together. With our free activities and off-season rates now in effect, we can satisfy all those needs."

Awarded the title of 2008-2009 National "RV Park of the Year" by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, Ocean Lakes 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.
To make reservations call 1-800-722-1451 for campsites, and for rental sites call 1-800-845-2229. More information is also available at http://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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