Campground earns 2017 distinction for great guest reviews on the travel-planning website
Ocean Lakes Family Campground has received the TripAdvisor® 2017 Certificate of Excellence for consistently great guest reviews on the travel-planning website.
The Certificate of Excellence designation is given annually based on the quality and quantity of reviews submitted by travelers over a 12-month period. A business must keep an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and have been listed on the website for at least a year.
Ocean Lakes has four bubbles on TripAdvisor and ranks No. 1 for specialty lodging in Myrtle Beach, with about 660 reviews as of June 2017.
“Ocean Lakes Family Campground is once again honored to receive TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence,” said Barb Krumm, Ocean Lakes’ Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “We love that so many of our guests refer to us as their ‘happy place’ and take the time to post a review and share the great experiences they’ve had at Ocean Lakes. The positive words mean so much to our leaders and teammates who work hard to make sure we have lots of ‘happy campers.’”
This is the fourth time Ocean Lakes has received the Certificate of Excellence. The campground also received the designation in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The list of properties receiving the Certificate of Excellence for 2017 was released in June.
“This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions,” said Heather Leisman, TripAdvisor’s Vice President of Industry Marketing.
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 2011-2012 National “Park of the Year” in the Mega Park category and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) five times. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program.
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 3,423 sites – 859 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. It holds a perfect 10/10*/10 rating from the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance. This puts Ocean Lakes Family Campground in the Top 1% of the private campgrounds in North America.
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, Ocean Lakes Golf Cars and the master-planned development SayeBrook.