Picnicking at Myrtle Beach State Park, SC
sunrise on the beach
Myrtle Beach State Park
A natural setting on the Grand Strand

Picnic Facilities

There are many group and family picnic areas in Myrtle Beach State Park. All of them though are concentrated in a few areas. The first place is off of the main park road between the main park office and where the parking lot opens up the beach and pier. Picnic areas are found to the left as you come into the park, on the north side of the road. There are a few group picnic pavilions here and a few scattered individual tables.

a group picnic shelter

The seven group shelters can be reserved for a fee ($25 - $38 plus taxes and fees). This does not include park admission fees. Unreserved shelters can be used for no charge on a first come, first served basis.

Picnic shelters can be reserved online or by calling the state wide park reservation line 1-866-345-7275. You can see a list of available shelters, with pictures and details, at this official state park webpage.

Picnic Shelters

Shelters are available for the day, beginning at 9 AM through when the park closes at 8 or 10 PM (depending on the time of year)
Alcohol is not allowed in the park
Shelters have electric outlets and lights
Water is located nearby
Dumpsters are located close by but you should bring your own large garbage bags. You must throw out your trash in the dumpsters and clean up the shelter before you leave.
There are grilles at each shelter, you will need to provide your own charcoal
Loud music is not allowed
Bathrooms are located nearby

Family Sized Picnic Tables

picnic tables in myrtle beach state park
Individual picnic tables, including single tables under a shelter, are available for free on a first come, first served basis
Alcohol is not allowed in the park
There are grilles at many picnic sites but you will need to provide your own charcoal
Bathrooms are located nearby


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