Date of Stay: September, 2013
Overview: This is a great place to camp economically around Myrtle Beach. The rate reflects all taxes and charges in addition to the base rate. Roads: Nicely paved. Campsites: Gravel - Most are decent. Minor leveling is needed in some. Some are shaded, some are not. Scenery: Great! It's the beach. Bathrooms: The bath houses I used were usable. Not horrible, not great - just fair. Staff Attitude: Excellent! I've always received good attitude from these kind volunteers. Firewood: It's good at $5.99/bundle. Security: Good. There are lots of nice fellow campers here. Wi-Fi: It's ok near the ranger station, but don't expect much more than that. This stay had flakier Wi-Fi for some reason. Insects: The mosquitos can be bad at times. They seem to pick and choose when they attack, but plan on keeping citronella candles and Off. Ants are present - just use come comet powder to thwart them if you have a problem. Conclusion: I would plan your next Myrtle Beach vacation around this campground as opposed to the more expensive places nearby. It's about 20 minutes to Broadway at the Beach. A short walk to the free pier. And your campground pass gets you into Huntington Beach State Park as well.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Overview: Don't let this place fool you. It was an excellent stay and we will be heading back! Roads: Nicely paved Campsites: Paved - Most are decent. Some are shaded, some are not. Scenery: Decent with a lots of greenery abound. I mostly enjoyed the loud wildlife at night. The place came alive. Bathrooms: The bath house I used was better than most bathrooms I've ever used. Stainless steel toilets and bathroom stalls. Granite counters. Nicely tiled showers - WOW! Staff Attitude: Excellent! They were most helpful. I will concur with another reviewer that placing a cop in a speed trap inside the park is lame. Firewood: They don't sell it. Bring your own. Security: Very good. Wi-Fi: The best I've seen anywhere. Conclusion: I would plan on using this campground as a very economical and nice base camp for your New Orleans vacation. You're a 20 minute drive from a downtown parking lot. Near a local fresh fish market, and plenty of amenities. The campground swimming pool was a delight.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Overview: This is an OK place to stay if you're just passing by overnight on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Roads: Nicely paved, but narrow. Campsites: Gravel - Most are decent. Minor leveling is needed in some. Some are shaded, some are not. Scenery: Decent with a man-made lake in front. Not much going on there, no shade trees. Bathrooms: The bath house I used was pretty lame. Hasn't been updated in decades. The Bayou Segnette State Park bath house in New Orleans likely spent more on one toilet stall than this entire bath house. Expect peeling paint coat after paint coat for your shower walls. The shower heads are awful like sandblasting equipment nozzles. Staff Attitude: Expect one. Something about these folks comes across as arrogant. It's a campground - not the Ritz Carlton. It seems to depend on who you get, but don't expect a simple "thank you" when purchasing items in the store. There are old guys sitting around like the golf cart mafia. Firewood: It's more like Firebark. Doesn't burn well - some of it actually has the burning behavior of a meteorite. Security: Excellent. Likely because of the golf cart mafia. Conclusion: I wouldn't plan on staying here for long. Many of the campers are nice. They don't make up for the rest of it in my opinion. Plan on staying a night or two.