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OCEAN LAKES FAMILY CAMPGROND MAKES THE “A” GRADE IN THE SECOND ANNUAL CONSUMER SATISFACTION SURVEY OF INDEPENDENT, PRIVATELY-OWNED RV PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS.

The Award Was Presented By The National Association Of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) At Its Annual Awards Gala In Orlando, Florida
November 16, 2009, Myrtle Beach, SC – Ocean Lakes Family Campground was one of only 31 campgrounds and RV resorts across the country to earn an all around “A” grade in the nation’s first consumer satisfaction survey of independent parks.

The 3,447 site park, located in Myrtle Beach, SC received an “A” grade in overall guest satisfaction for the year 2009. This is the second time Ocean Lakes’ guests have help the campground to earn this rating. This park also received an “A” rating in the same survey for 2008. Only 18 parks maintained the “A” Rating from 2008.

“We are honored to be rated so highly by our guests,” comments Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, “customer service is our priority at Ocean Lakes. Our teammates will continue to strive to improve and meet our guests needs, and we are committed to improving our amenities.”

The top parks were announced in Orlando, FL on November 12, 2009 during an awards ceremony hosted by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

Nearly 17,000 camping and RV enthusiasts participated in the 2009 online survey, which evaluated guest experiences at 1,840 independent campgrounds and RV resorts affiliated with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

Consumers are invited to submit their own reviews of private campgrounds and RV resorts they have recently visited by logging on to www.gocampingamerica.com and clicking on the “Review a Park” tab. Survey results for many parks are posted on the GoCampingAmerica website.

The GuestRated.com national online survey program was launched in February 2008 in collaboration with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

For more information about the GuestRated survey, contact Bob MacKinnon of GuestRated.com at (877) 707-7080 or bob@guestrated.com.

About Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. Located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., it has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2008-2009 National “RV Park of the Year” and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) four times. In 2006, Ocean Lakes received the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina. Ocean Lakes covers 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront. It offers 3,447 sites —  893 of which are large and pull-through to accommodate larger RVs. It was built by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters, starting in 1970. It opened with 30 campsites and one bathhouse in 1971. On an average seasonal day, Ocean Lakes has 25,000 – 30,000 guests enjoying the countless amenities that have made it a local favorite and a national vacation destination.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a division of The Jackson Companies, a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.