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TRAVEL ADVISORY

A large portion of the fishing pier will be closed from 6 am to noon on Saturday, October 21st for our 13th annual Take a Kid Fishing day.  Pier fishermen will have to fish closer to shore during that time.  Thanks for your understanding and cooperation in helping to give kids an opportunity to fish!

Due to heavy visitation on Saturdays and Sundays, expect long lines when entering the park, especially from 11am to 4pm.  We appreciate your patience in advance! 

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HOURS

Daily 6am-10pm, March-Nov.; Daily 6am-8pm, Dec.-Feb.

Campers arriving after hours should contact the park office for the gate combination. Please call 843-238-5325 or email the park.

OFFICE

M-Fr 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 11 am-5pm

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ADMISSION

$5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older);
$3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

Additional charges apply for pier fishing, overnight camping and certain park programs. Please visit the corresponding pages on this website for specifics.

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PETS

Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are not allowed on the beaches from 10am until 5pm (7 days a week) May 1 through Labor Day. This is a county ordinance that is effective on all public beaches in Horry County. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas year round, provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

Bikes are also not allowed on the beach during the same time periods as pets.

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BY THE NUMBERS

1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

1936 Myrtle Beach State Park opened- the first park to open in the system!

1 mile of undeveloped beach in otherwise developed Horry County

6 cabins located 200 yards from the beach

204 campsites, 66 of which have full-hookups of water, electricity and sewer

30 designated, seasonal tent sites

2 gift shops to do all your souvenir shopping

1 fishing pier, an awesome place for fishing, crabbing or watching wildlife

7 picnic shelters for group gatherings, reunions and more

3 programs- attend and receive a unique patch for kids of all ages

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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