Myrtle Beach State Park
Located on Highway 17 South is Myrtle Beach State Park. The park was established in 1934 as part of the New Deal Plan set up by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Three parts to the plan were to create jobs in the middle of the Great Depression and to provide conservation of natural resources and lastly recreation. The Civilian Conservation Corps created the park as it stands today over 312 acres that was donated by Myrtle Beach Farms.
In recent years Myrtle Beach State Park has been designated a Heritage Trust Site. A number of the buildings found in the park were built during the original construction in the 1930s. It is also one of the last locations to have a maritime forest in South Carolina.
The Nature Center is also the park’s educational center with information, tours and programs to instruct visitors on the life found in maritime forests and the Atlantic Ocean. The educational programs offered throughout the year promote awareness for conserving natural habitats and what can be done to assist endangered species such as sea turtles. Myrtle Beach State Park offers local science teachers the opportunity to create a tour based on their curriculum.
Visitors to the park will find both tent and RV camping sites available. There are rest rooms, nature trails, fishing piers and pristine beach access. The park has convenient access to all the action and adventure of the Grand Strand but gives guests the feeling of seclusion from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach.