Monday, September 25, 2017

5 things you need to know about the Harley-Davidson fall rally

Welcome bikers! Bikers will be rolling into Ocean Lakes next week as the Hurricane Alley Fall Rally kicks into gear.

The rally - which starts Monday, Oct. 2 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 8 - attracts thousands of bikers to the Grand Strand for rides and events, but is much smaller than the spring Harley-Davidson rally in May.

We want all our guests who are here for the fall rally to have a fun, safe visit! Below are a few reminders about our rules, information about parking and tips to make your stay as smooth as possible.

Motorcycle rules

You cannot ride your motorcycle through the campground. Riding motorcycles past the designated area at the entrance (signs mark the boundaries of the designated area) or coasting (not under power but with a guest sitting on the seat) are NOT permitted.

Rope and motorcycle dolly towing are permitted to and from your rental site or campsite.

Three-wheel rides such as Can-Am Spyders and Polaris Slingshots must follow motorcycle rules - they aren’t allowed in the campground and must park in the designated motorcycle lot by the South Gate.


Motorcycle parking

We have a designated area for motorcycle parking at the South Gate entrance. There is no charge to park in this area. You must be a registered guest of Ocean Lakes to park in our designated motorcycle parking area.

Trailer parking

Guests can park their utility trailers at their site if it safely and completely fits in their reserved home site or campsite.

If that doesn’t work, trailer parking will be available in our West Lot, across the street from the campground with easy access off S.C. 544. Cost is $5 a day. This is for storage; you will not have 24-hour access to use your trailer as the place to park your motorcycle at the end of the day.

Swing by our Main Office to purchase a pass for our storage lot.

Getting into Ocean Lakes

The South Gate will be open for the fall rally weekend. Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

This will allow more convenient access to the designated motorcycle parking area and help alleviate congestion at our Main Gate.


Guests can unload their motorcycles at the South Gate parking lot or in the West Lot trailer storage area off S.C. 544 across the street from the campground.

We recommend that you do NOT unload motorcycles at your rental house or campsite unless you have a tow dolly. Remember – you won’t be able to ride your motorcycle from your site.

Have fun and ride safe!