Tent Camping at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Gives You the Authentic Rally Experience

Sleep Under the Stars in the Moonlit Shadow of Your Own Motorcycle!

You haven't truly experienced the Rally until you've camped at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Each year, the Buffalo Chip’s 600-acre campground fills with folks ready to kick back, relax and have the time of their lives at the Best Party Anywhere®, and if you’re the type who likes to tent it (or you’re simply looking for the lowest price), you’ll be happy to know how easy it is to find a spot and pitch your tent in the campground.

Your campground admission pass allows you to set up a tent anywhere on the grounds with the exception of places designated off-limits to the general public, secured areas, parking lots, the amphitheater, or within 50 feet of any improved RV sites.

Open Tent Camping Areas:

  • Setting up camp requires a campground admission pass only.
    Concerts and races are free with this pass unless otherwise noted as a separately ticketed event.
  • Tent camping areas located throughout the property.
  • First come, first served.

Ride-In/Walk-In Tent Camping Areas Only:

  • Setting up camp requires a campground admission pass only.
    Concerts and races are free with this pass unless otherwise noted as a separately ticketed event.
  • Designated areas along Cottle Creek, a natural stream that winds its way through the heart of the campground.
  • Split-rail fence prevents four-wheeled traffic from entering.
    Cagers can park outside the fence and walk in with their tent.
  • Cottonwoods provide shade surrounding creek.
  • First come, first served.

Tent Camping for Daily Pass Holders:

  • Daily pass holders may tent camp in any tent camping area until 10:00 a.m. the following day.
  • Concert attendees are not required to camp but have the option so that they won’t party too much and then hit the highway.

If you’re headed to the Rally this year, don't miss out on the authentic experience of tent camping at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Reserve your passes now! 

“The whole Sturgis experience all in the campground!” - Billy Channel

Admission - Every person must have a Wristband or a Daily Pass to enter the Buffalo Chip Campground.

Rally Pass Includes  
  One person admission into Buffalo Chip Campground for purchased date(s)
One person tent camping for purchased date(s)
One person - Free access to all Buffalo Chip Concerts, Entertainment and Activities for purchased date(s).
NOTE that there are separately ticketed events (not Buffalo Chip events that are in the Sports Area) that do not require Buffalo Chip admission but do require purchase of a ticket by the event's promoter. Information about these separately ticketed events is available by clicking here.
Types of Rally Passes  
Standard “Rally Pass” – Monday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 (7 nights)
Extended Rally Pass – Saturday, Aug. 4 – Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 (9 nights)
Early Bird Rally Pass – Monday, July 30 – Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 (14 nights)
Daily Rally Pass – Daily Rates will fluctuate based on the schedule for that day.
Package Rates - See rates listed below. Keep in mind, these rates are subject to increase at any time. Therefore, we suggest you purchase your passes now to take advantage of these discounted prices.
To Purchase - All Buffalo Chip passes must be paid in full at the time of reservations.
Forms of Payment - The Buffalo Chip accepts Master Card, Visa, Discover and money orders. (personal/company checks not accepted)
Non-Refundable - All rally passes are NON-REFUNDABLE from the time of purchase (no exceptions)" Add to that, "This is Rock 'N Roll. You are paying for the camping and the entertainment is free. That means that if it rains, hails, snows, the sky falls down, Steven Tyler falls down, someone has a flat tire, an anticipated performer fails to perform, the wind blows or if Haides freezes over, there are no (nada) refunds. Your reservation helps the Chip plan a party, obtain performers and incur a bunch of expenses that simply have to be paid so the party can continue. Thank you for making that all possible these past 30 years.
Phone Reservations - Reservations can be made by calling The Buffalo Chip Campground at 605-347-9000; 8am-5pm Mountain Time Mon-Thurs; 8am-1pm Mountain Time on Fridays.  Closed on all major holidays.
Online Reservations -  Reservations can be made through our website at www.rallytickets.com or by clicking here.
Taxes/Processing Fee - SD State Sales Tax – 6% (+) plus 8½% processing fee if making reservations by phone, or a 8% processing fee if making reservations on our website.



Other Options You May Be Interested In:

Here it is, folks! The 2018 design for the Limited Edition t-shirt. Be sure to buy yours when making your 2018 reservation.

Only for you! This LIMITED EDITION shirt will be specially made just for those who make a reservation now for a Rally Pass, Extended Rally Pass or Early Bird Pass. This offer is made for a limited time. Cost of the t-shirt is only $12.00

There'll be no shipping charges because your shirt will await your arrival at the Chip. The only way to get this shirt is to reserve now. No others will be made or sold. Wear it with pride! We look forward to seeing you at the Best

See How the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Compares to the Others

Sometimes it’s good to have options. And as you can see below, only the original biker-dedicated destination that brought music and motorcycling together during the Sturgis rally gave you more options than anybody else in 2017, and 2018 sure to be even better yet. See for yourself why it’s the best choice for your vacation!

Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
6 Stages of Entertainment X
30 World-Class Bands & Entertainers including Ozzy, blink-182, Lynyrd Skynyrd & Shinedown X
Free Concerts
6 Days of Races X
Nationally Televised Championship AMA Flat Track Races X
6 Days of Free Bike Shows X
Drag Racing in the Amphitheater X
Free Shooting of Suppressed Firearms X
World-Renowned Motorcycles As Art Exhibition X
5 Signature Black Hills Rides X
All Women’s Motorcycle Campout X
International Bikini Team Nightly Pageant X
Nightly Performances by The Flaunt Girls X
A Zip Line Over the Amphitheater X
World-Record-Setting Stunts X
Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
Shaded Campsites
25+ Bars X
$1 Drafts & Dogs X
Air-Conditioned Steakhouse & Wine Bar X
Daily Rally Newspaper Delivered to Your Doorstep X
Motorcycle Retail & Mechanical Service Outlet X
Bikini Beach Swim Paradise with Rope Swing and Sun Decks X
Sturgis Party Shuttle Headquarters X
24/7 Gas Station with 93-Octane Fuel Cheaper than In-Town Prices X
Free Fuel Happy Hours X
Free Daily Pancake Breakfasts X
Free Showers
Paved Roads
Buffalo Chip®

The Other Guys

Original Biker-Dedicated Entertainment Destination in Sturgis X
36 Years of Experience Throwing a Great Party X
Locally Owned, Family-Run Business X
Winner of the 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation Award X
Track of the Year Award from AMA X
Longest-Running Women’s Ride in Sturgis X
26 Years of Directly Supporting Veterans and Veterans’ Organizations X

You can’t get more for less anywhere else in the world.

Prices are at the lowest they’ll be all year, and they will increase at any time, so get yours now!