Myrtle Beach State Park is located in Horry County, South Carolina, along the coast and about four miles south of Myrtle Beach. To get to the main entrance to the park, just drive about three miles on Highway Business 17, which is in downtown Myrtle Beach, and look for the clear signs indicating the exact location of this small park.
When you get to the park, you will be sure to find a nature enthusiasts heaven including a lot of information about coastal habitats and wildlife species unique to the area. Additionally, you will get to see interactive natural history displays, as well as live reptiles and saltwater aquariums.
Other significant natural features that you will find at the park include a maritime forest which is a Heritage Trust Site, and several other plant and animal species. Some of the plant species include wildflowers like the Atamasco while animal species include various neo-tropical migrant birds, bald eagles, least terns, and nesting loggerhead sea turtles.
Besides these natural amenities, you will find several other manmade amenities including overflow campsites, five cabins, seven picnic shelters, several campsites, fishing pier, boardwalk, two apartments, education center, camp store, butterfly garden, gift shop, and a playground. The park also has a nature trail and bridle trail. These facilities allow visitors to enjoy diverse activities including horseback riding, boating, swimming, fishing, camping, birding, hiking, guided tours, and interpretive programs.
You are welcome to bring your dog to the park as long as you follow standard state park rules. Some of the rules that relate to you and your dog include the following. You must keep your dog well-behaved and prevent your dog from harassing other wildlife or behaving in a manner that is dangerous.
You must, in fact, always keep your pooch in a confined enclosure or on a leash that has a maximum length of no more than six feet. Additionally, you must keep your dog away from park buildings. That said, you can take your dog to enjoy most outdoor areas of the park.