Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Ocean Lakes Family Campground, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has received the top rating from a national campground authority. The 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory has given the nationally awarded RV park a perfect score of 10/10*/10. This ranks Ocean Lakes Family Campground in the top 1% of the 8,000 private campgrounds included in the 2014 edition.
The directory's three number rating is based on amenities, cleanliness and environment. Ocean Lakes received a 10 out of 10 in all three areas, the star (*) indicates exceptionally clean restrooms. To evaluate campgrounds, directory representatives make personal visits to rate each private park on specific criteria. Points are earned when a campground meets specific criteria detailed in the list. The park is evaluated on things like the level of development of the facility, the cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers, and the visual appearance, setting and site layout. The criteria can be very detailed, down to the surface requirements of restrooms and the material used for roads, to security features.
"We are so excited to be recognized as a 10/10*/10 park in such a prestigious directory," said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. "It can be more difficult for an older campground to meet the criteria because of the required materials and construction. To earn a perfect score at 43 years old shows Ocean Lakes’ continued dedication to investing in its amenities and facilities. Our guests expect and deserve the very best, and we intend to continue to deliver on the high standards that they have set for us – and that we have set for ourselves."
In the past few years, Ocean Lakes has been recognized as one of the top 10 campgrounds in the country; named the National “Park of the Year” five times, most recently in 2011-12 by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC); and has received “A” ratings based on guest reviews from a major industry review site. In addition, TripAdvisor awarded Ocean Lakes its “Certificate of Excellence” for 2013 which is based on travelers' reviews and “honors select accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.” Ocean Lakes has also been commended as an industry leader for its green efforts.
Some Upcoming Events Planned for Ocean Lakes Family Campground in 2014:
16th Annual Bluegrass Weekend (Aug. 22 - Aug. 23)
Gospel Weekend (Sept. 19 - Sept. 21)
22nd Annual Fall Craft Fair (Sept. 27)
Halloween Weekends (Oct. 17 - 18, Oct. 24 - 25, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1)
14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge (Dec. 31)
Guests can reserve a campsite online or by calling (877) 510-1413. To rent one of the campground’s 300 rental houses, they may view online then call (800) 845-2229.
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 3,447 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. It currently holds a perfect 10/10*/10 rating from the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance. This puts Ocean Lakes Family Campground in the Top 1% of the private campgrounds in North America. TripAdvisor awarded Ocean Lakes its 2013 “Certificate of Excellence.”
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.