Campground in Myrtle Beach area expanding camper storage lot

dbryant@thesunnews.comJanuary 21, 2013 

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is expanding and overhauling its camper storage lot off S.C. 544 to meet growing demand.

The land that’s usually covered in campers is under construction, with crews adding 225 storage spaces, straightening the roads in the lot and expanding the storage area to keep up with the increase in guests wanting to leave their RVs here.

“We are just running out of space to park them,” said Lance Thompson, Ocean Lakes’ general manager.

All the campers that were in storage there have been moved to other parking areas and to unused campsites while the work is being done. The work started a couple of weeks ago and should be ready by March 15 just before the spring and Easter crowds start trickling in, Thompson said.

Ocean Lakes has about 2,300 campers in storage this time of year, about 200 more than usual, he said.

“That’s a good sign for us,” Thompson said. “It does look like the economy is turning a little bit.”

Contact DAWN BRYANT at 626-0296 or at dbryant@thesunnews.com or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_dawnbryant.

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