Lakewood Campground Review {Myrtle Beach, SC}

The beautiful beach at Lakewood Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC

We just got back from a little camping trip in Myrtle Beach, SC.  I thought it would be fun to share a little campground review of Lakewood Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC.  My parents have a motor home and the girls and I often tag along on camping trips with them while Mr. Right is working.

Mom scheduled this trip at the last minute and the only campground with openings was Lakewood Camping Resort.  We normally camp in Myrtle Beach Travel Park.

Things we loved about Lakewood:

  1. It has a lot of amenities…putt-putt, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, a large out-door pool, an ocean front in-door pool, free bicycle rental, Wi-Fi and of course, THE BEACH!
  2. It also has several restaurants, a coffee shack {see my early morning attire for visiting it below}, an Ice Cream Parlor, Beach Front Food Trucks, laundry mat and General Store.
  3. Don’t have a camper or motor home?  They have several park models set up for weekly rentals.
  4. They are building a water park with 3 water slides and a 700 ft lazy river!  Sadly, this wasn’t completed when we were there but we could see the construction next to the outdoor pool and it looked like it would be really fun for kids and adults when its done. (Update:  As of 2018, this is complete.  My 3 year old loved the kids splash area and the older girls loved the water slides!)
  5. They have nightly entertainment several nights each week.  On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night they have a musical type show in the amphitheater.  I was a drama major in college and am a little critical when it comes to theatre.  So my expectations for a free show at a campground were pretty low.  But I was impressed.  It was a full two hour musical revue with an intermission.  Don’t expect Broadway or even off-Broad-way but it was a lot better than I expected.

What we didn’t love as much about Lakewood:

  1. The joint is huge.  It would be impossible to get around to all the amenities in there without a golf cart, bike or driving your car.  They do rent golf carts for $60 per day…pretty steep in my opinion and outside golf carts are not allowed.
  2. It’s more expensive than the other campgrounds that I’ve stayed in but it has a lot more amenities.  There is a $10 per person charge to use the amenities on top of the camping site rental and a $3 per day parking pass charge for additional vehicles.  (Update:  This is no longer the case and the amenities are included with your reservation.)
  3. The bath houses were not as nice as the ones at Myrtle Beach Travel Park.  I only went into one of the 12 though.

On the whole, we would probably stay there again if the kids were going but I would make sure they were old enough to ride their bikes.  And hopefully the water park would be complete by that point.

Prepare yourself for a lot of pictures from the trip.


My Aunt was also camping there with her two little girls.
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Avery had a unique strategy for put-put.  It went like this:
1. Hit the golf ball.
2.Pick up golf ball.
3. Move ball 2 inches from hole.
4. Put ball into hole.

Ice Cream after Put-put.  (Sorry its a little blurry.)
Beach at Lakewood Campground Myrtle Beach SC
According to Avery, this is a haunted village…not a sand castle.
She’s been watching a lot of Scooby Doo lately.
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On the beach.
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Avery on the paddle boat.
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McKenna on the paddle boat.
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Our paddle boat.  After Annya took this picture she said, “Umm.  Avery’s standing up.”  At which point she was moved to their paddle boat where she could sit between them and steer the boat.
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And finally she decided to take a little nap on the back.  Camping makes you tired!
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And that wraps up another camping trip!   I hope this little campground review of Lakewood Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC helped you find the right campground for you!

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