4401 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Myrtle Beach State Park is the ideal spot for fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking and more. Since 1935, a trip to the beach has meant a stay at the Park (with wide open beaches, a fishing pier full of anglers and stories, and campgrounds in the oceanfront woods) for thousands of families across the United States and Canada. With it also being home to one of South Carolina's last stands of easily accessible, oceanfront maritime forest (featuring a nature center where visitors can learn more about dolphins, sea turtles, and plant and bird life), it's easy to see why this beautiful state park is a must-see in Myrtle Beach.
Enjoy fishing from the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier or try surf fishing for spots, whiting, trout, flounder, king mackerel and more. There is a two pole limit when fishing from the pier. Daily rod rentals are available. Everyone fishing from the pier or surf is required to purchase a saltwater fishing license.
The park has 7 picnic shelters (shelters can be reserved for families or group gatherings) 3 playgrounds and a swimming area with lifeguard (during season).
Other popular activities at the park include bird watching, biking and hiking. Hiking along the Sculptured Oak Nature Trail allows visitors to see one of the last stands of maritime forest (with live oak and southern magnolias) in South Carolina.
2, 3 and 4 bedroom cabins are available for visitors that are looking to stay overnight. They are located two hundred yards from the beach, and some are completely furnished, heated, air-conditioned, and are supplied with bath and bed linens, basic cooking utensils and TV's. For those looking to camp out, the campground provides individual water and electrical hookups and is conveniently located near hot showers, rest rooms and laundry facilities. Many sites can accommodate RV's up to forty feet long.
The park is open from 6 AM until 10 PM from March through November and from 6 AM until 8 PM from December through February. Park admission is $5 for adults (16+), $3.25 for South Carolina seniors (65 and older), $3 for children age 6-15 and for kids 5 or younger admission is free (check the South Carolina State Parks website for up-to-date rates).
Additional charges apply for pier fishing, overnight camping and some park programs.
If you enjoy your time at the Myrtle Beach State Park, you may also want to visit the Huntington Beach State Park, another popular state park on the Grand Strand.
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