Denise Whitehouse
Hello fellow Riversiders!  We live close to the Myrtle Beach area and would like to recommend a few campsites that we have visited in our 177SE.  The first is the Ocean Lakes Campground (www.oceanlakes.com) in the southern part of the Strand.  These are slab campsites with some wooded sites available.  The big pitch is that you are right on the ocean!  They also have the NICEST bathrooms given the heavy turnaround of people in and out, very clean.  They have 3 weekends of trick-o-treating in October for the kids (reservations suggested very early), a new water park and a weekly calendar of activities all year.  My husband camped last year for the "Beach and Boogie Weekend" in February, and I dragged him back again two weeks later for the Horry County Museum Annual Quilt Gala.  Both weekends were a blast and we will back in February 2017 for the events again.
Another recommendation about 30 minutes from MB is the Daddy Joe Campground, a Yogi Bear facility, in Tabor City, NC, (www.taborcityjellystone.com). Very family oriented, mostly (large) slab sites and some wooded.  Clean bathrooms.  Thanksgiving weekend they have a "Hibernate the Bear" weekend when the kids read Yogi, Cindy and BooBoo a bedtime story and tuck them in for the winter!  Then there's the Spring event when they wake them up.  We are semi-retired, but it is a fun stay whenever we go. (They also have yummy homemade ice cream Easter to Thanksgiving).  
The last campground, Willow Tree Resort in Longs, SC, again about 30 minutes from MB (www.willowtreervr.com), looks very promising.  My husband and I drove through and it is a clean, beautiful lakefront resort.  From our observations and in talking with others who have camped there, it appears to be mostly quiet, older demographic campers. We plan on taking a long weekend trip there soon!  
At any rate, there are TONS of campsites in the MB area.  Summers are busy and require reservations well in advance, but we have such pretty Falls and Springs when the crowds are small, you may want to consider it.  Our first trip in the 177 was the coldest weekend of the year (below 32); the heater worked great, we DID NOT hook up the water so we had no freeze problem like our neighbors did and opted for a site near the bathroom.  By 10 a.m., we were sunbathing and walking on the beach!!
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V & T
Thank you for the information. I grew up in NC and our family camped at Myrtle Beach 4 times each summer. Most of the Campgrounds we camped in are no longer there. Your posting brought back some fond memories.
Van & Terri
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