With Top-Notch Amenities And Location, Ocean Lakes Family Campground Is An Ideal Spot For Campers Heading South This Winter

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Myrtle Beach-Area Campground, Rated In The Top One Percent Of All Campgrounds And Honored With Trip Advisor's 2016 Certificate Of Excellence, Offers Rates As Low As $34 Through April 11, 2017

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Ocean Lakes Family Campground

There are so many things to do in Myrtle Beach during the winter months. With campsites starting at $34, plus the discounts we offer senior guests and those who plan to stay long-term, Ocean Lakes is an extremely affordable winter retreat.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, the largest campground on the East Coast, is the perfect spot for RV enthusiasts heading south to escape the cold winter months. It offers a vast array of amenities, an oceanfront setting, and is located in Myrtle Beach, where visitors will find endless shopping, entertainment and warmer weather. It is a great place for a winter vacation or as a stopping point on the way to and from Florida. Campsite rates will be as low as $34 per night from November 1 through April 11, 2017, with escalating discounts available.

A variety of RV publications like Trailer Life and Good Sam, have recognized Ocean Lakes as a “hot spot to escape winter's chill,” and as a “top extended stay RV Park” for its convenient location and great amenities.

“Word has gotten out,” said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “We have noticed that a growing number of RV owners and others who enjoy a campground lifestyle are either wintering in Myrtle Beach or stopping in for a while as they head to and from Florida. With its central location on the East Coast and year-round amenities, Ocean Lakes is a great choice for those 'snowbirds.' With campsites starting at $34 a night, plus the discounts we offer senior guests and those who plan to stay long-term, Ocean Lakes is an extremely affordable winter retreat.”

During the winter months, Myrtle Beach temperatures average in the 60s, making it a pleasant destination for rounds of golf on any of the area's nearly 100 courses. For those who love being near the ocean, Ocean Lakes offers nearly one mile of pristine, sandy beachfront that is perfect for walking. Those who enjoy fishing can indulge that passion from the shore, nearby ocean piers and at freshwater lakes.

Ocean Lakes’ amenities are open year-round, including its indoor pool, mini-golf, church, horseshoes, fishing, bicycle rentals and activities such as low impact aerobics and ceramics. Water aerobics classes are popular throughout the year for guests of all ages.

Centrally located at the mid-point of Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand, Ocean Lakes offers easy access to all the area has to offer, including live theatrical shows and concerts, endless dining options (many offering senior discounts), outlet shopping, malls, movie theaters, as well as historic Brookgreen Gardens with its year-round events for all ages.

“There are so many things to do in Myrtle Beach during the winter months,” said Barb Krumm. “Here at Ocean Lakes, we have two very special events. For those who would like to brave the cold for a good cause, we have the 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on December 31. For those who enjoy beach music, there is the 17th Annual Beach n' Boogie Weekend on February 17 - 18, 2017. Like all events at Ocean Lakes, these are family friendly.”

Known nationwide for its welcoming atmosphere, outstanding customer service and first-class amenities, Ocean Lakes is in the top one percent of all campgrounds in the nation. In March 2016, it was one of only a few campgrounds, RV parks and resorts to receive an overall “A” rating based on the 2015 GuestRated™ satisfaction survey. For several years, it has held a perfect 10/10*/10 rating from the 2017 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance. Ocean Lakes has also consistently received high marks from TripAdvisor, and was recently awarded TripAdvisor's 2016 “Certificate of Excellence.”

More information about Ocean Lakes is available at http://www.oceanlakes.com. The campground can also be followed on Twitter or “liked” 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 3,419 sites — 859 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 2016 “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, Ocean Lakes Golf Cars, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.

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