Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings HWY | Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 | Phone: 843-238-5325 | mbeachsp@scprt.com

History & Interpretation

Park Program at Myrtle Beach State Park The Nature Center at Myrtle Beach

HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION

  • Programs and Guided Tours : Fun, engaging and educational programs on a variety of topics are offered year round to raise awareness about the natural resources of the park.

    Myrtle Beach State Park is also a DiscoverCarolina Site, which provides curriculum-based science programs for South Carolina school children.

  • Education Center : The nature center offers saltwater aquariums, live reptiles and interactive natural history displays to help visitors understand the significance of the park. The center is usually open Tuesdays through Sundays, depending on the time of year.

    An outdoor wildlife habitat complete with bird feeders, bird houses, butterfly garden, bird baths and nature sculpture is available for viewing even when the nature center is not open. There are also some educational signs along the recycled tire walkway.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) : Yes
  • Designation : Myrtle Beach State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.

    The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.

  • When & How PRT Acquired : Donated in 1934 by Myrtle Beach Farms