Help us keep the ability to serve you and continue to provide the Sturgis Rally's Best Party Anywhere. Help us enforce alcohol laws. NO ONE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE CAN POSSESS OR CONSUME ALCOHOL ANYWHERE ON THE STURGIS BUFFALO CHIP CAMPGROUND. No adult can provide alcohol to anyone under 21. Violators will be removed from the campground without
refund and subject to arrest. Fake IDs will be seized and the fakers
reported for prosecution. We'll pay a $20 reward to anyone who reports to and helps Security capture a violating underage person or someone supplying alcohol to an underage person.
Smoky the Bear says " don't bring your fireworks and Campfire equipment to the Buffalo Chip or Sturgis Rally. Fires/Fireworks: Pursuant to Sturgis, South Dakota Meade County Ordinance #27, it is, during the Sturgis Rally, a Class 2 Misdemeanor for any person to ignite any fireworks or to have a campfire. The only fires allowed are: 1) Liquid fueled grill, meaning a metal or stone device designed to cook food using liquified or gaseous combustible fuel; or 2) those within a charcoal grill, meaning a metal or stone device within a firebox not resting on the ground with a metal grate designed to cook food using charcoal briquets, char wood, hard wood, or similar fuel.
Absolutely no firearms or weapons will be allowed onto the campground. If you are carrying a firearm you will be asked to check-it in at the box office while you are on the Buffalo Chip Campground.
Don't bring children. The Sturgis biker party is a party for adults.
For safety reasons, we can't allow any glass onto the campground. We thank you for your understanding and willingness to respect the policy and for respecting the other campers' rights.
Don't ruin your Sturgis Rally or Buffalo Chip trip by bringing your pet. Leave pets home with the kids. There will be no exceptions and please don't request one. Please make advance arrangements for your pet. Below is a list of kennels in the Sturgis area:
All Seasons Pet Care 605-787-9505
All Fours Moriah Pet Boarding & Grooming 605-787-5431
955 Pine View Drive
Sturgis, SD 57785
Krystal Creek Kennels 605-787-7554
Peterson Ranch 605-787-4149
Campground Entrance Checks
Bear with us as we necessarily check vehicles and bags, etc at the gate entrances and the amphitheater entrances to exclude bottles, alcohol, pets, firearms,
weapons, video cameras and other contraband out of the Buffalo Chip campground and Buffalo Chip amphitheater.
Note: No backpacks or coolers, etc. are allowed in the amphitheater at any time.
Any problem should be reported to someone at the box office immediately. We'll fix it as soon as possible. No complaining or yelling at the employees is allowed - we both need them to fix problems as they are reported.
PHOTO ID REQUIRED
While at the Buffalo Chip don't forget your photo ID.
It's necessary if you intend to buy beer or alcohol.
All campers must wear an official Sturgis Rally Buffalo Chip wristband at all times. Amphitheater admissions may be accessed with wristbands. No readmission on to the Buffalo Chip campground without a current day's wristband: No one will be admitted through the gate without a wristband authorizing admission for that day. Therefore, do not leave your wristband in your tent when you leave to cruise around Sturgis and then expect to regain entry without a valid wristband. Such a person will have to purchase an additional day's pass.
Anyone with a daily admission pass must be off the premises no later than 10:00am the following morning.
NOTE: BROKEN OR LOST WRISTBANDS WILL NOT BE REPLACED. FORGERIES HAVE BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROSECUTED CRIMINALLY. FORGERY IS A FELONY.
The Chip's new (3rd) well is capable of producing more than 400 gallons per minute and the Chip has a water tower and storage tanks with more than 500,000 gallons of storage
capacity. Water faucets in the tent camping areas are to serve all Buffalo Chip campers. However, garden hoses may not be connected to any such faucet to serve any specific campsite. Violating hoses will be cut without explanation and the owners will be subject to removal.
No Refunds - Rain or Shine: Bear with us and our weather. In South Dakotans we truthfully say that if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute & it'll change. We live in a semi-arid country, but count on the probability that it will rain at least once and that the wind will blow 100 miles an hour for at least a minute. The Weather may result in a temporary delay or even cancellation of some or all of the entertainment. We can't control it. We have to pay to put it all together whether the weather is good or not. We'll try to give you the time of your life, but it's a "rain or shine" deal and there are no refunds for delays, nonperformance or cancellations because of weather or for any other reason.