2021 Gulf Stream Conquest
2021 Gulf Stream Conquest
Looking for a quick trip that can be done on a weekend, with RV camping, sightseeing opportunities, and an exciting beach destination? Take the 583 mile trip from Enterprise, Alabama, to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While visiting Enterprise, enjoy attractive city parks like the Johnny Henderson Family Park, a great place for a walk or bike ride along the 1.2 mile trail. There is even a ball diamond and a splash pad.
For something a little out of the ordinary, check out the Boll Weevil Monument! The landmark statue was erected in 1919 and depicts a woman holding a pedestal on which a Boll Weevil Beetle is perched. If this seems a bit odd, there's a story behind it. The Boll Weevil decimated cotton crops in the area in 1915, forcing the local inhabitants to diversify and grow other crops such as peanuts. The change resulted in the community becoming a prosperous and thriving region, so the arrival of the Boll Weevil is seen as a “blessing in disguise”, and commemorated with the statue. If you want to take a step back in time, there is a drive-in movie theatre in Enterprise where you can view the latest flicks on a summer evening!
Camp at the Ozark KOA northeast of town which features a pool, koi pond, waterfall and gardens, playground, and fenced dog area. Large pull-through sites accommodate RVs up to 70 feet in length, and the campground is open year-round. Alternatively, you can head southwest of town to the Frank Jackson State Park for RV camping on Lake Jackson.
From Enterprise take Highway 167 and 231 and 110 north to Interstate 85 then head east to Atlanta, Georgia, where you will pick up Interstate 20 and continue east to the Interstate 95 interchange, then take Interstate 95 north to exit 170 where you will take route 327 south onto the 301, followed by Route 76, 576 and 501 to Myrtle Beach.
As you head east on Interstate 85, you pass through the Tuskegee National Forest. Overnight camping is available close to your route at the Chewacla State Park Campground. This campground has 36 campsites with full hookups and 10 unserviced sites. Large picnic tables at sites seat up to 10 guests, and parking pads accommodate RVs from 40 to 80 feet in length. Make reservations in advance, as these great sites book up fast.
Amenities at the campground include shower houses, restrooms with flush toilets, laundry facilities, and an RV dump site. The campground is situated on Chewacla Lake, which covers 26 acres and is fed by a creek. The lake has a boathouse and docks, and fishing, swimming, canoeing, paddleboarding, and kayaking are popular at the lake, although, please note, motorized vehicles are not allowed on the lake. The national forest has 100 miles of hiking trails of varying difficulty for great wilderness trekking.
As you pass through Augusta, Georgia, on Interstate 20, head 5.5 miles north on Stevens Creek Road to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area and the Augusta Canal Headgates and Locks, on the Savannah River. Hike or bike on the level towpath along the historic canal with beautiful scenery. Fish or paddle on the river, or take a music cruise on a replica canal boat. Boats for charter or rental are also available on site.
Here you can view the historic structures of the country's only industrial canal still in use, and visit the Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill where you can hear stories about the canal's construction in 1845 and it’s 170-year history. The Savannah Rapids Park located by the headgates has facilities including picnic shelters, water fountains, a playground, and restrooms, making it a great place for an outdoor meal and rest stop.
Once you arrive in Myrtle Beach, head straight on down to Broadway on the Beach. This shopping and entertainment complex is the most popular tourist destination in town, right by the beach area, with amazing shopping, dining, and recreational activities. The property encompasses 350 acres and is loaded with activities and amusements.
Stroll the shops and discover unique finds at boutiques and shops or browse in nationally recognized shopping outlets. Sample the food at any of the 20 restaurants and eateries located here. For family fun, check out the escape rooms, mirror maze, and wax museum.
Other attractions in the greater Broadway on the Beach area include Broadway Grand Prix with go-karts, thrill rides, a rock-climbing wall, indoor arcade, and mini-golf. The Dino Park Myrtle Beach features over 20 animatronic, life-sized prehistoric creatures to delight dinosaur lovers. Book a helicopter charter tour, cool down at the water park and tour the aquarium on site. For evening fun, check out the live performances at the theatres, or enjoy live music, comedy acts, and dancing at nightclubs at the complex.
Your Myrtle Beach, South Carolina destination is loaded with beach fun, swimming, surfing, and sunbathing, with a huge entertainment and shopping complex near the beach. Enjoy water parks, amusement parks, a Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum, The Wonder Works, an indoor amusement park, and more. Ocean water sports abound on the Atlantic Ocean waterfront, parasail, paddleboard, kayak, waterski, or take a cruise during your stay.
RV campers will find nearby camping sites at the Myrtle Beach KOA or at the Myrtle Beach State Park Campground. The Myrtle Beach State Park Campground has 278 RV friendly sites with either electric and water hookups or full hookups that accommodate RV units up to 40 feet in length.