Sandy Harbor Pools

Ocean Lakes Family Campground has several beautiful pools, including our new water park amenities at Sandy Harbor (see Pool Rules for height/weight safety info). A large sun deck that includes reclining chairs for sunbathing and several kiddie pools and our interactive wading pool Sandy Harbor Splash Zone.  The pool deck is surrounded by landscaping and is part of the Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center with restrooms and changing areas.  Enjoy a meal or snack at Sandy Harbor Cafe adjacent to the pools and Sandy Harbor Mini-Golf.  Certified lifeguards are on duty during the summer season.  Ocean Lakes takes great care with its pools, which are serviced daily. The “All-Seasons” indoor pool is open year-round and is heated in the wintertime.  Water aerobics has become very popular throughout the year with guests of all ages.

Sandy Harbor Water Park Pool Hours

NOTE:  ALL HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
[Please read hours update below 9.6.21]
Many are curious about Sandy Harbor’s “season,” as similar facilities generally close on Labor Day (read our blog about our pool operations and see below for our 2021 pool hours). Our plan is to have Sandy Harbor Water Park fully operational Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. After that, we will scale back to more of an “hours as posted” operation. That may include shutting off the slides on the Drop Zone, The Tube and Splash Zone during the week while leaving the other parts of Sandy Harbor open for guests. Kids can still play on Splash Zone even if those smaller slides are shut down/closed off. We would like to open the slides on the weekends. Generally, all the outdoor pools close in October when it gets too chilly to swim. The indoor pool is open every day. (See hours below.)

Generally, Ocean Lakes’ [older] outdoor pools (not water park) have always opened for swimming at Easter.  The new Sandy Harbor Water Park style amenities will probably be open Easter Weekend only, then close until May. In May, it will be open on weekends with “hours as posted*” until Memorial Day Weekend. That may include shutting off the slides on the Drop Zone, The Tube and Splash Zone while leaving the other parts of Sandy Harbor open for guests. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we find what works best for our operational needs.

Sandy Harbor Water Park Hours for September 2021:

What you need to know | 9.6.21 | Safety is our first priority. Many of our certified Lifeguards are students and we have reached the time of year that most of them leave to go back to school. Due to DHEC regulations for certified Lifeguards in Sandy Harbor Water Park, we will be adjusting our hours. The Water Park hours changed to 10 AM – 6 PM daily. All Slides will be closed including the Drop Zone Mat Racer, The Tube, and the Splash Zone slides on the play structure Monday – Friday. Slides will be scheduled to be open Saturday and Sunday pending enough Lifeguards. The Outdoor and Indoor Pool off-season hours are 9 AM – 9 PM, Monday – Saturday, and 10 AM – 9 PM on Sundays. In the event we do not have enough certified Lifeguards to work that day, we may need to make additional adjustments to SHWP operations.

We know that Sandy Harbor Water Park is popular with many of our guests. Our team is doing its best to operate all of our Amenities and Services. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work harder than ever to try to maintain our campground and operations. Our Team truly understands that your family needs a vacation and time together.

Indoor/Outdoor pools (not Water Park):
In-Season Hours: 
Memorial Day – Labor Day (Lifeguard on Duty)

Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM*
Adult Swim Only Daily: 5 PM – 6 PM

Off-Season Hours: Labor Day thru Spring

Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 9 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 9 PM*
* See Sandy Harbor Water Park Hours below. Outdoor pools close for swimming in the fall. The Indoor Pool is open all year!

Learn about weather closings.

Sandy Harbor Water Park Hours for 2022*:

  • Easter Weekend | Sandy Harbor Water Park will be open for the big Easter Weekend crowds. For 2022 that is: Friday, April 15th through Sunday, April 17th, 2022. Then it will shut down until May 1.
    PLEASE NOTE: Water Park MAY close early Easter Weekend due to weather conditions including temperature.
  • May* | Starting May 1, SHWP will be open on the weekends only with “hours as posted” until Memorial Day Weekend. Opening the Water Park may include shutting off the slides on the Drop Zone, The Tube and Splash Zone while leaving the other parts of Sandy Harbor Water Park (the Adventure River and Splash Zone structure) open for guests.
  • Summer | Our water park will open full time Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day.
  • Fall* | Our water park will stay open under “hours as posted” through Sept. 1 – 30.* Opening the Water Park may include shutting off the slides on the Drop Zone, The Tube and Splash Zone while leaving the other parts of Sandy Harbor Water Park (the Adventure River and Splash Zone structure) open for guests.
    • “Hours as posted” and weather permitting:
      • September 5-30: 
        • Open Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM  – Adventure River, Splash Zone (all slides will be closed including The Tube, Drop Zone Mat Racer and on Splash Zone for kids).
      • September 5-30 (weekends):
        • Open Saturday – Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM – Adventure River, Splash Zone, Drop Zone Mat Racer, The Tube.
      • Open Every Day, 10 AM – 9 PM – Indoor/Older Outdoor Pools (not Adventure River or Splash Zone) 

* Hours NOTE:  Please understand, Sandy Harbor Water Park defines all the water park elements, not just the slides. We appreciate everyone’s patience as our team works hard to provide this amenity for your enjoyment.