Blayne Perry

Blayne Perry, co-owner of Lakewood Camping Resort, accepts the Park of the Year award on behalf of the company. 

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has named Lakewood Camping Resort, located in Myrtle Beach, , its Park of the Year during the 2019 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE), held November 4-7 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lakewood Camping Resort received the Park of the Year Award in the Mega Park Category.

“The parks that receive the Park of the Year honor are at the pinnacle of the industry.” says Paul Bambei, president and CEO of ARVC. “These parks are not only wonderful destinations with fantastic amenities, but more importantly the owners and staff at these parks continually provide over-the-top customer service.”

With a goal to give every guest all the amenities and excitement of a world class resort, coupled with the family culture that comes with camping, Lakewood Camping Resort is truly all about the camper and the camping experience. Despite its impressive size, this park still manages to embrace camping culture and create a small community feel. Judges were especially impressed with the park’s innovative use of technology to create a safe and relaxed environment, along with its outstanding marketing efforts to build a loyal base of returning customers. As stated by one judge, “What more can be said, I want to visit.”

ARVC’s Park of the Year Awards are given in four categories: Small, Medium, Large and Mega.

OHCE is a four-day event held annually by ARVC. This year’s event in Knoxville, Tenn. included more than 40 educational seminars, a trade show with more than 140 vendors, Takeaway Tours of local campgrounds, ARVC’s Awards of Excellence dinner and ARVC Foundation auction.