Date of Stay: January, 2016
We traveled with our two children and dog in a small travel trailer. It's very dog friendly and staff was pleasant. We wanted a quick getaway for the New Year. I think in the summer, this place would be nicer to stay at with more to do. You can't rent the kayaks or anything in winter. It's a small campground. Only one short trail around the pond which sadly was littered on one side with lots of discarded bottles and trash. Bathrooms are individual private bathrooms which is nice, but as others have said, very small. No place to set your things down and a sink so tiny you can barely brush your teeth in it. The pool was obviously closed, but looked nice enough. The sites were clean, most were level. The waterway is pretty. Many sites have NO fire ring! It does say you can bring a fire pit, but we aren't used to having to lug our own pit around since every other place we've been has them. My biggest con about this place was that you could hear highway traffic the entire time. It's sandwiched between a highway/busy area, a neighborhood and two schools. If I had realized that, I would have booked somewhere else. If you are looking for a home base to enjoy all the Myrtle Beach attractions, this is a good spot. If you just want peace and quiet then not so much.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Facilities were all new, nice and were very clean. Lake was pretty. Surprisingly, we didn't have many bug issues. There really are no sites with shade. Heard trains constantly in the distance. Seemed like a lot of long term people and very few families. No playground. It felt like they'd prefer to cater to an older crowd and not families, but maybe it was the lack of playground and people there that made me feel that way. Wasn't even half full when we were there. It was OK, but don't think we'd go back.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
We had never camped at a Jellystone Park before. Loved that there were so many fun kid activities. Also liked that it was not a huge campground and we could see the large playground from our site. Kids loved it, plus the jump pillow and meeting Yogi. Really nice, enclosed dog park. Ponds were catch and release only, but no one seemed to catch anything! Nice walking path down to the river. Everyone was friendly. Very family and pet friendly. Will definitely be back.