Ocean Lakes Family Campground Honored With "Silver Award" From National Publication

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Thousands Voted Online In Trailer Life Magazine's First Readers' Choice Awards

The 'Silver Award’ lets us know that we have made an impression on people, and we will work even harder to remain a favorite place in their minds. For that, we have to thank our team, some who have been with us for many years.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground recently became the "Silver Award” winner of Trailer Life magazine's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards in the Favorite Campground/Resort category. Of 25 categories and 104 brands, thousands of the magazine's readers voted online for the popular Myrtle Beach campground that has been enjoyed by so many over the course of its 41 years. The award winners are named in the January issue of the magazine, which is on sale now, as well as online.

Through experience, connections with fellow RVers, and a passion for campgrounds, RV parks, truck stops and camping stores, Trailer Life magazine aims to inform industry enthusiasts. This year's launch of the publication's first Readers' Choice Awards was an effort to learn more about what readers value in a campgound/resort, as well as what vehicles, destinations and products make life on the road more enjoyable. Readers voted online at TrailerLife.com.

"We really appreciate the thought that people put into customer surveys when they fill them out," said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Ocean Lakes Family Campground. "But to be voted as a ‘Favorite Campground’ in America with so many choices is amazing! The 'Silver Award’ lets us know that we have made an impression on people, and we will work even harder to remain a favorite place in their minds. For that, we have to thank our team, some who have been with us for many years."

For more information about Ocean Lakes, visit http://www.oceanlakes.com, follow it on Twitter or ‘like’ the campground on Facebook.

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 2011-2012 National “Park of the Year” in the Mega Park category and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) five times. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program.

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 3,393 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. It currently holds a 10/9.5/10 ranking out of 10/10/10 from the Trailer Life/Good Sam Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance.

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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