Myrtle Beach State Park
Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s under President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt’s New Deal Program, Myrtle Beach State Park was the first state park to open to the
public. Because of this, the maritime forest was declared a Heritage Trust Site.
312-acre Park includes a nature center inhabited with snakes, turtles and marine animals, as well
as a backyard wildlife habitat featuring a captivating butterfly garden and birdhouses.
Both the Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park are known to be among the best birdwatching
locations on the East Coast. Campsites, cabins, apartments and picnic areas are
Myrtle Beach is a great family vacation destination with lots of FUN for kids of all ages.