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Horry County Park Plan

This section of land could soon be home to a new 161-site RV park. Credit: Charles D. Perry charles.perry@myhorrynews.com

Travelers and those looking for a getaway may soon have a new place to check out in the Conway, S.C., area, according to WMBF.

The Horry County Council voted in favor of a new RV park for Highway 544.

There was some concern over what that would do to traffic along that busy highway, but the council thinks it has figured out a way around that, while still being able to cater to a booming business.

“I don’t think we have enough campgrounds, really,” said Johnny Vaught, a Horry County councilman.

When Vaught saw a proposal for a new RV park in his district, he felt it was an opportunity for the county to tap into a new market.

The plan calls for 161 RV sites, with amenities and a front office, backing right up to the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.

With several of the county’s other RV parks on or near the beach, he feels it’s something that could provide RVers with a different experience, and perhaps, less of a headache.

“They just want to get away, Vaught said. “This gives them an opportunity to get away without all the tourist traffic and all that stuff you have to get into when you head to the beach.”

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