Update 3/27/2020 3:30 pm
To limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Horry County, SC (the county in which Lakewood Camping Resort is located) has issued a new mandate which prohibits all accommodation businesses (hotels, motels, campgrounds, etc) from accepting new guests until at least May 1, 2020.
Consequently, we are closing the resort to new guests on Friday, March 27, 2020. If you have a reservation with an arrival date between March 27, 2020 and April 30, 2020, our Reservation Department will be contacting you in the next few days to reschedule your vacation at a date on or after May 1, 2020. If rescheduling your vacation isn’t a possibility, we will finalize the cancellation and issue a full refund using the original payment method for the reservation (check or credit card). You do not need to call the office to cancel your reservation or request a refund. We will call you.
If you are a transient guest in the park now, you may complete your reservation until the currently scheduled departure date. You cannot extend the reservation.
If you are an Annual Lease holder and are in the resort now and have been continuously since March 1, 2020, you are exempt from the county mandate. You can stay in the resort. However, we are not able to admit any visiting family or friends. No visitor passes will be issued prior to May 1, 2020. This date could be extended by the county.
If you are an Annual Lease holder but have not been in the resort continuously since March 1 or are not in the resort now, you are subject to the county mandate and will not be allowed in the resort.
If your camping unit is stored at Lakewood Camping Resort, it is safe and secure. However, you will not be able to schedule a Lakewood vacation until, at the earliest, May 1, 2020. That date could be extended by the county.
At this point, we can take new reservations for future stays, but those stays must begin no sooner than May 1, 2020. That date could be extended by the county. Since the timeframe is uncertain, we have restricted internet reservations between now and May 31, 2020. This date is also subject to change. At this point, you can book online for June 1, 2020 or later.
We will be closing all in-park amenities at noon on Saturday, March 28. So, if your current departure date extends past that, your options for in-park entertainment will be limited.
Until further notice, The Trading Post will be open daily from 10 am to 2 pm with a limited prepared food menu. You may also come in, one guest at a time, for grocery purchases and see the clerk at the counter. You can place your grocery order and the clerk will retrieve your items and bring them to you. The Laundromat will remain open.
Until further notice, only the Main Gate and North Gate will be available for guest use.
When the county has lifted the mandate and we return to full operations (receiving new guests, opening amenities, opening food and retail locations), we will notify you via the website, email and social media.
We will be keeping many of our recently instituted protocols in place. These will make the resort safer for both guests and employees. We will give more details when that date is scheduled, but we will continue with –
· More frequently disinfecting of all public areas
· Required Pre-Registration
· Disinfecting of all rental equipment after every use
· Increased availability of carry out prepared food
· Cancellation of all “covered dish” dinners
We apologize for the inconvenience. During the coronavirus outbreak, we have taken every precaution to make vacationing at Lakewood Camping Resort as safe as possible. We can’t wait to serve you again with a campground that is clean, safe and packed with all the amenities and activities that you’ve come to expect at Lakewood.
During the time period we are not receiving new guests, our office will be minimally staffed, so our capacity to answer a large influx of calls will be limited. If you will email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or concerns, we will respond as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your continued support of Lakewood Camping Resort. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Please stay safe and well.
The Senior Management of Lakewood Camping Resort