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Myrtle Beach State Park

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Myrtle Beach State Park was a popular beach recreation site for Army Air Corps troops during World War II, and today, offers a variety of park amenities and activities.


Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings Highway (Hwy 17), Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
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Site Description
Myrtle Beach State Park, located on the ocean side of U.S. 17, south of Myrtle Beach, was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. During World War II, the park was used by Army Air Corps troops posted to adjacent Myrtle Beach Army Air Field, and at times by German prisoners from a P.O.W. camp at the Air Field. Today, visitors may stay in rental cabins or a beachside campground. Picnic facilities, a fishing pier and a wildlife habitat are available, and a nature center features salt-water aquariums, live reptiles and natural history activities. Scheduled tours from the nature center focus on local history and ecology.
Access and Admission
Site Access: Public
Access Description: Daily 6am-10pm, Mar-Nov Daily 6am-8pm, Dec-Feb
Admission: SC Seniors (65 & Older) $3.25, Adults $5, Children (6-15) $3, Ages 5 & under are free
Ownership: Public