5.28.2019

Please Do Not Feed The Waterfowl

Do you enjoy feeding the ducks, geese, and waterfowl at Ocean Lakes Family Campground? We ask that you no longer feed them since it is now illegal in Horry County. 

There is a new Horry County Ordinance (Ord. No. 69-07, 5-15-07) that was passed this year regarding feeding migratory and domestic waterfowl (geese, swans, ducks, cormorants, etc.). It is now illegal in Horry County to feed any of these animals, unless you are on a Wildlife Management Area (WMA) property.

Ordinance Purpose | To prevent such conduct that may attract and concentrate migratory and domestic waterfowl to or near residential properties in Horry County. It has been determined that the presence of large numbers of waterfowl can cause a public nuisance by contaminating lakes and ponds, and even causing erosion.

Ordinance Prohibits Feeding | No person shall feed, cause to be fed, or provide food for domestic or migratory waterfowl in residential areas of Horry County. No person shall create or foster any condition, or allow any condition to exist or continue, which results in a congregation or congestion of domestic or migratory waterfowl in residential areas of Horry County.

Did You Know? | Regular feeding can cause poor nutrition, spread of disease, delayed migration, pollution, overcrowding, and unnatural behavior.

Take Note | All feeding signs at any of our eight lakes will be changing very soon to the following:



Until Next Time | We ask that all guests and annual lease site holders be mindful of this new ordinance. While feeding the ducks, geese, and waterfowl is now illegal, all are still allowed to feed the fish in any of our eight lakes!

See you all soon around the campground - Happy Camping! 

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