UPDATE: July 24, 2019 – Please read news article below from WMBF
By WMBF News Staff | July 23, 2019 at 6:17 PM EDT - Updated July 23 at 6:17 PM
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Visitors to a couple of popular campgrounds in Myrtle Beach will continue to do so for the next five years.
The Myrtle Beach City Council agreed Tuesday afternoon to continue to lease 142 acres of land used by Pirateland Camping Resort and Lakewood Camping Resort.
The leasing agreement for the two properties was set to end in February 2020. The city said it will renew the lease for the next five years, but eventually they want to do more with the land.
“The campground and the city would do a new five-year lease that would begin in February and run for five years, and then at some point during that period, the campground and the city would talk about a longer-term arrangement that likely would involve the sale of that property,” Myrtle Beach city spokesperson Mark Kruea said.
The city has been leasing the 142 acres of land for decades.
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March 30, 2019 - A news article published March 29 caused many people concern about the future of PirateLand. It is true that PirateLand and Lakewood campgrounds lease SOME of their property from the city of Myrtle Beach and that lease is up for renewal. It does not mean the campground is closing or is for sale. Those rumors are false. We greatly appreciate all the support and love you all have for this community.
The lease renewal process has been going on for many years and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. PirateLand Campground has had the same owners since opening in 1966. They say the renewal process is going well. Please note: there is only one “official” PirateLand Facebook Business page. You can link to that page here - https://www.facebook.com/PirateLandFamilyCampingResort/ .