Hurricane & Weather Policies

Lakewood Hurricane Policy

Lakewood Camping Resort does not refund in house guests who opt to leave when no mandatory evacuation order has been issued by the governor of South Carolina. Lakewood Camping Resort does not issue credits or refunds due to rain or false predictions associated with the tropical system. 

As long as Lakewood Camping Resort remains open our cancellation policy remains in effect. 

In Case of Inclement Weather

For accurate storm tracking weather we recommend that you get updates from or National forecasts don’t provide localized impacts of storms, which is why we suggest tracking systems based on the facts available on the previously mentioned websites, as well as local media.

In the case where a tropical system comes near the Myrtle Beach area, we will inform you of evacuation times and routes. Remember not to apply tornado mentality to a hurricane situation. We issue camping credits only in the case of actual mandatory evacuations set by the South Carolina governor, not for rain or for false predictions.

Lakewood Camping Resort Management advises guests to retract camper awnings and secure personal possessions such as dining tents, camping chairs, umbrellas, etc. Lakewood Camping Resort is not responsible or liable for damages to guests camping units, vehicles or belongings due to damages during inclement weather. 


In South Carolina ONLY the Governor has the authority to order an evacuation. Once an evacuation order has been issued, it can be enforced as law.

Know Your Zone: Lakewood Camping Resort is located in Zone A.

Evacuation areas for ZONE A include:
– All areas east of U.S. Business 17 up to the intersection with US 17
– All areas east of U.S. 17 to the northern county line
– Also includes all flood prone areas along the Waccamaw River and the Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County.

Myrtle Beach International Airport southward through Surfside Beach:

Evacuees from the Myrtle Beach International Airport south through Surfside Beach will take SC 544 to US 501 to Conway. They may then take US 378 to Columbia or continue on US 501 to Marion. In Marion they may then take US 76 to Florence to access I-95 southbound or they may stay on US 501 to SC 38 to access I-95 northbound.

Lane Reversal

When an evacuation order is issued, lane reversal may be instituted for two sections of US Highway 501 from SC 544 to SC 378 and US 501 from SC 22 to the US 501/576 split in Marion. Once you get into a lane reversal pattern, you will not be able to get back out.

Never enter a lane reversal pattern unless directed by law enforcement!

American Red Cross (shelters) (843) 477-0020.

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