Myrtle Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach State Park is a lovely and historic 312-acre wooded oceanfront retreat on the South Carolina coastline. It was developed in the 1930s as part of a New Deal program sponsored by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The park features a maritime forest and a quiet beach that provides an escape from the more developed areas nearby. With nearly 300 campsites, the park is a popular year-round destination for campers, who can enjoy the gorgeous natural surroundings and full access to civilized creature comforts like a market, laundromat, and playground.

Nearby Cities:

  • Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Charleston, SC

  • Wilmington, SC

  • Florence, SC

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Spring 50–75 F
Summer 74-84 F
Fall 50-81 F
Winter 42-59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Myrtle Beach State Park

Campground Accommodations

Myrtle Beach State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 30 feet

  • Other amenities: Picnic tables, trash receptacles, fires permitted, firewood available, drinking water available, laundry, playground, showers, toilets, dump station

Myrtle Beach KOA

When it comes to affordable, reliable RV accommodations, KOA is industry standard -- and for a good reason. With big-rig-accessible sites and a whole slew of on-site amenities, Myrtle Beach KOA combines a resort-style stay with bargain pricing. Win-win!

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: bike rentals, community pavilion, dog park, year-round pool, fishing

Lakewood Camping Resort

Offering a half-mile of untouched beachfront property, Lakewood Camping Resort is the perfect place for a family camping trip that’s equal parts luxury and leisure. Along with full-hookup sites, amenities include an on-site water park, indoor and outdoor pools, beach volleyball, a mini-golf course, and more.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: golf cart rentals, on-site waterpark and pools, beach volleyball and other sports courts, mini-golf course, amphitheater and more

Pirateland Family Camping Resort

With over 50 years in memory-making experience, a stay at Pirateland Family Camping Resort is sure to make you say arrrrr -- especially given its huge range of on-site activities, including an Olympic-sized pool, water park, lazy river, and organized, family-friendly activities.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: onsite water park and lazy river, Olympic-sized pool, laundromat, outdoor chapel, organized activities and more

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What to Do at
Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park is a delightful place to spend time, whether you visit the woods or the beach. You can walk the trails, see the wildlife, visit the nature center, have a swim, go fishing, and enjoy the ocean breeze. The park’s natural beauty and simplicity make it a perfect spot for camping and picnicking.

Inside Myrtle Beach State Park

It’s no secret what the big draw is when you’re talking about Myrtle Beach: it’s the beach, of course! But that doesn’t mean there’s not a whole lot more to get into inside this stunning state park.

Nature walks - Whether you like getting the sand between your toes or you’d rather stick to the paved sidewalks and pier, there’s no shortage of spots to meander along while you take in the view.

Swimming, fishing, and surfing - Although South Carolina’s not exactly known for its rambunctious surf, there are still waves to catch along its shores… and it’s also the perfect spot for kicking back and catching a tan while you finally finish up that mystery novel.

Educational programs - The state park offers a variety of fun and educational opportunities to get kids (and adults!) excited about ecology and nature preservation. There’s so much beauty in this pristine landscape, it’s sure to get anyone fired up about our responsibilities to Mother Earth.

Fishing Fishing

Myrtle Beach State Park is a prime fishing spot for anglers or crabbers. You can fish for flounder, king mackerel, whiting, trout, spots, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, drum, and blues from the pier or surf. The park’s fishing pier extends out into the Atlantic Ocean. You do not need a fishing license to fish from the pier, but you must pay for a pass at the pier gift shop. If you want to surf fish, you will need to have a South Carolina saltwater fishing license, which you can purchase online at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Fishing is not allowed on the beach while lifeguards are on duty.

Geocaching Geocaching

Myrtle Beach State Park participates in the South Carolina State Park Geocache Challenge, which spans 47 parks in four regions. The park’s cache features an ammo can and a micro container, which you can find if you have a smartphone or a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS). Once you find the treasure, you should leave something behind for the next adventurer.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Whether you hit the beach, venture into the woods, or spend a few hours at the Nature Center, you’ll find plenty of ways to see the plants and animals situated in their natural habitats. The Nature Center hosts exhibits that feature everything from sharks to tiny sea creatures. You can also check out the saltwater aquariums, live reptile displays, or watch the birds and squirrels that live outside. If you’re visiting the beach in the summer, you may be fortunate enough to see hatchling sea turtles making their way to the ocean. You can also view sea oats and wildflowers from the boardwalk. The trails will take you into the maritime forest, where you can enjoy oak, poplar, and magnolia trees and the animals that make their home in the woods.

Flora and Fauna

The park's maritime forest is a Heritage Trust Site that is filled with wax myrtle, holly, oak, poplar, and southern magnolia trees. In the fall, you can view Atamasco lilies and a large variety of plants in the grasslands. The forest is home to many birds and mammals, including red fox, coyote, southern flying squirrels, raccoons, Brewer’s blackbirds, bald eagles, and Canada geese. As you comb the beach, you may also encounter loggerhead sea turtles, least terns and royal terns, great black-backed gulls, brown pelicans, and great egrets. Harbor seals and grey seals have been known to make their way to shore, and bottlenose and common dolphins sometimes hunt for fish in the evenings.

Hiking Hiking

Myrtle Beach State Park offers hikers the opportunity to experience its undeveloped natural maritime forest and natural coastal habitat. The short, flat, interpretive trails that go through the forest include the half-mile-long Sculptured Oak Nature Trail and the 0.4-mile-long Yaupon Nature Trail. As you walk, you can visit an overlook at a pond or head toward the beach.


You may take your bicycle on the trails and throughout the park, with some restrictions on beach riding between May 1 and Labor Day.

Swimming Swimming

Myrtle Beach State Park is a perfect place for swimming. From mid-May until mid-September, lifeguards are on duty north of the pier.

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How to Get to
Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park can be accessed via Kings Highway/Business 17. When you reach downtown Myrtle Beach, drive 3 miles south on Kings Highway, and look for the park’s entrance sign on the left.

Entering Myrtle Beach State Park

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for South Carolina seniors 65 and older, $4 for children aged 6 to 16, and free for children under 5.

Myrtle Beach State Park Adults : $8.0

Myrtle Beach State Park Seniors : $5.0

Myrtle Beach State Park Children : $4.0

Myrtle Beach State Park is a gorgeous and historic natural getaway that offers a variety of outdoor diversions for your enjoyment. You may also enjoy spending time in the Myrtle Beach State Park Nature Center, which features several interactive exhibits, live animal displays, a saltwater aquarium, and guided tours. If you love nature, you’re sure to enjoy walking the trails or taking a dip in the ocean. You can also enjoy surf fishing or fishing from the Myrtle Beach pier.

Frequently Asked Questions About Myrtle Beach State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Myrtle Beach State Park?

Myrtle Beach State Park is wonderful to visit any time of year. The park’s beaches can be crowded in the summer. If you visit in the spring, you can enjoy spotting wildflowers and looking out for migratory birds. Fall and winter offer cooler temperatures and a peaceful experience.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Myrtle Beach State Park?

Myrtle Beach State Park is home to a diverse array of wildlife that lives on the beaches, in the ocean, and in the maritime forest. You may have the chance to see sea turtles, dolphins, raccoons, terns, sandpipers, seagulls, and more as you make your way through the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Myrtle Beach State Park?

The Myrtle Beach State Park Campground offers lots of spots for RV camping.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Myrtle Beach State Park and what is the cost?

Reserving a spot at the Myrtle Beach State Park Campground is recommended, although the park does offer some first-come, first-served campsites. You can reserve your spot online. Fees generally range from $50 to $75 per night but can vary throughout the year. Most reservations require a two-night stay, and some campsites are first-come, first-served.

Are pets allowed at Myrtle Beach State Park?

Myrtle Beach State Park is pet-friendly. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are allowed to walk on the trails and in most of the park’s outdoor areas. From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are forbidden from being on the beach between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.