Myrtle Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Easily one of the most sought-after destinations in the American southeast, if not the entire country, Myrtle Beach combines southern charm with the laid-back, coast side lifestyle you might expect in Martha’s Vineyard or even Southern California. And although the entire city is well worth placing on your to-visit list, for RVers, a trip to the state park is like hitting the jackpot: affordable camping and RV-specific amenities, right there in the heart of it all.

Along with traditional beachy diversions like swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and even surfing, South Carolina’s lowlands are also a great place to explore historical plantations, sample traditional cuisine, and enjoy tree-shaded hiking trails. The park itself also puts on a series of fun and educational programs for kids to help them get more involved in and excited about ecology and their natural surroundings -- not to mention gift shopping, wildlife watching, crabbing, and more.

Ready to head out on an unforgettable adventure of the type only South Carolina’s coast can provide? Here’s what you need to know before you plug Myrtle Beach State Park into your GPS system.

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Weather
Spring 47-79 F
Summer 70-88 F
Fall 48-83 F
Winter 38-60 F
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Nearby Cities
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park itself is home to over 270 campsites, 138 of which offer full hookups -- yes, including water and sewer! Given the popularity of this destination, getting a site inside the park would be a pretty sweet deal; the campsites are affordable and there’s even WiFi available in the park. That said, it can be pretty tough to get a reservation if you aren’t planning your trip several months ahead of time… so, fortunately, there are some other great campgrounds in the area to serve RVers and tent-dwellers like.

Speaking of RVs: if you’ve yet to upgrade your camping experience to the motorhome or travel trailer level, we highly recommend you do so. Don’t get us wrong, reconnecting with nature is pretty great… but it’s made even better by adding in the creature comforts of a real bed and, yes, air conditioning, especially in a Southern Carolina summer. If you don’t have a rig of your own, don’t despair! RVshare offers a wide range of vehicle types through its network of trusted owners. Check out the RV rental listings in your area today!

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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Restaurants

What to Do at
Myrtle Beach State Park

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.

Outside Myrtle Beach State Park

Don’t get us wrong: we can’t imagine a better existence than lazily enjoying a whole week of beachside languishing. But just in case you need a break from the sun, there’s a whole heap of other stuff to see and do (and, perhaps most importantly, eat!) in the area.

Restaurants

You have to eat sometime. Why not do it well? From seafood to classic southern fare, here are the must-visit restaurants on our list.

Hook & Barrel Restaurant

When you’re seaside, you’ve absolutely gotta have seafood -- and if you want to have it in a fun and funky environment, look no further than Hook & Barrel Restaurant, which serves up classic Atlantic coast eats in a cozy-casual setting.

Type: Seafood

Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Simply Southern Smokehouse

If you don’t eat barbecue during your stay, have you really been to the south? We think not -- which is why we recommend you take a trip to Simply Southern Smokehouse, where you’ll find an all-you-can-eat buffet sure to satisfy even the most serious craving for smoke.

Type: Southern

Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sightseeing

There’s definitely no shortage of amusements to keep you busy during your Myrtle Beach vacation. Here are just a few you should be sure not to miss.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

What could possibly make your beachside adventure that much more, well, adventurous? How about an action-packed trip to an amusement park complete with more than 38 thrilling rides? From a classic wooden roller coaster to a wet and wild flume ride, a trip to this seaside extravaganza is absolutely non-negotiable.

Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel

Regardless of the summer’s heat, you’ll feel cool as a cucumber inside the 187-foot Myrtle Beach Skywheel’s climate controlled gondolas… unless, of course, you’re afraid of heights. (Even so, it’s worth gritting your teeth a bit. The view is absolutely unparalleled!)

Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

You might be seaside during your Myrtle Beach stay, but if you really want a look at what’s going on under the waves, head to this one-of-a-kind aquarium, which offers classic exhibits as well as hands-on activities that get you up close and personal with stingrays, sharks, and even mermaids.

Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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How to Get to
Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park is located right along the Atlantic Coast on U.S. Route 17 and is also just ten minutes from the Myrtle Beach International Airport. To find it with your GPS, enter the following address:

Myrtle Beach State Park

4401 South Kings Highway

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29575

Entering Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. during the months between March and November, and has slightly shorter hours -- 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. -- December through February. A reasonable admission fee is charged: $5 for adults, $3.25 for South Carolina seniors, $3 for children 6-15 and free entry for children 5 and under. (Additional fees may apply for use of the pier, participation in park programs, and overnight camping.)

adults : $5

Seniors : $3

Children : $3

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