Campground Amenities at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® are Second to None

Deluxe Rally Accommodations Provide You With Everything You Need


Free Showers

The Buffalo Chip has more than 60 free showers conveniently located at the North and South ends of the campground. We are proud to provide guests with hot, clean showers and well-maintained shower stalls. The Buffalo Chip employs a full time staff during the Rally to keep shower houses serviced around the clock.

Deluxe Vendor Showers

The Vendor Deluxe Showers are located in a huge modern shower complex located near the water tower. As an upgrade from the Buffalo Chip’s FREE North and South Shower House, the Vendor Deluxe Showers offer 80 private shower stalls with adjoining private dressing areas, sinks and vanities, all monitored and cleaned by friendly attendants.

Individual day rates on site are $8. Reserve a Lather Up Pass in advance to save up to $23 on the full festival!

Public Toilets

The Chip has plenty of clean toilets. While not every toilet at the campground is a flush toilet, each one is cleaned, sanitized and maintained daily. Chris Graham and his crew position themselves outside the amphitheater, clean the toilets and hand out paper towels.

Private Toilets

Do you think sharing a bathroom with other campers is crappy? Guess what? You don’t HAVE to share! Reserve your own private portalet to have right at your campsite throughout the Sturgis rally!

Kieffer Sanitation will set your portalet up so it’s waiting for you when you arrive. They’ll also take care of all the dirty work by cleaning and pumping it daily throughout your stay.

Click here to reserve yours now.

RV Dump/Fill Services

The Buffalo Chip has three dump stations. The station at the West Gate can be used prior to entering the campground. The other dump stations can be found near the North Shower House and at the South Forty Camping Area on the East side of the campground. Please refer to the campground map for exact locations.

Kieffer Sanitation offers pump service to all RV campers staying at the Buffalo Chip and the convenience of a pre-pay and save package for up to four pumps. Dry RV campers can also take advantage of potable water with the fill service option.

Gas Station

Get 93 high-octane fuel for less than 91 high-octane elsewhere at the Chip’s self-service gas station courtesy of Renewable Fuels Association. The Stop & Fuel offers 93-octane fuel 24/7/365 at the CrossRoads near the corner of Russ Brown Blvd and Flag Ave. If you need to fuel up before hitting the road, you won’t find a better price nearby, and you can’t beat the convenience!

Laundry Services

The Buffalo Chip has two coin-operated laundromats as well as drop off/pick up laundry services.

One coin-op laundromat is located in the North Shower House and the other in the South Shower House.

During the Rally, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip also contracts with Black Hills Laundry Service. Between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., you can drop your items off with the on-site service for a nominal fee. Clean items will then be available for pickup within 24 hours.

Please refer to the campground map for exact locations.

Daily Newspaper

Whether you missed out on last night’s events, or you’re planning your activities for the upcoming day, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has you covered with our daily newspaper! The Sturgis Rider® Daily is an exclusive daily newspaper co-produced by the Buffalo Chip and the Rapid City Journal that will make sure you stay informed with up-to-the-minute information about the goings on during the Sturgis Rally and the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. The Daily is delivered to major gathering areas and RV doorsteps at the Chip.

General Store

Located inside the amphitheater, the General Store is open 24 hours and offers a variety of products for campers. From condoms to toothpaste to groceries, this is where you go when you realize you’ve forgotten something small at home.

Camp Store

Sometimes you don’t always bring all the supplies you need to stay dry and comfortable while camping. Head over to the Camp Store on Eagle Road beside Jack’s Campers to pick up tarps, stakes, fuels or anything else that will make your camping experience easier.

Bike Shipping

Here are two great options to ship and deliver your bike to Sturgis, SD and the Chip:
JM Logistics  – 610 636 5848
And – 1 888 HAULBIKES

Trash Service

The sanitation crew makes daily rounds throughout the Rally to make sure the campground is clean and litter free. Thank you for helping them to preserve the natural beauty of the Black Hills.

Free Pancake Breakfast

From 7-11 every morning during the Rally, the Sons of Light Ministry provides campers with a free pancake breakfast. They purchase their supplies through donations, volunteer their time and make considerable efforts, so we ask that you to continue to be considerate to them, thankful for their willingness to serve and generous toward their ministry.

Bikini Beach Swim Paradise

The beer is cold, the water is warm and the events and music are hot at the Buffalo Chip’s Bikini Beach! Kick back, relax and take in part of authentic Sturgis Buffalo Chip® experience at this inviting piece of paradise just outside the main amphitheater. Soak up the sun on one of the lounging decks, fly off the rope swing, take a dip to cool off, throw back some cold drinks from the bars or take in the stage action from a table on the patio one of the cabanas in the sand.

Mail Shipping Services

Take advantage of Chip Shipping and have your gear waiting for you when you arrive! Simply arrange with your local UPS to ship your gear and for a $15 fee, the Spearfish UPS Store will transport your package(s) to the Buffalo Chip.

Here’s how to address your package(s):

Your Name @ The Buffalo Chip Campground
The UPS Store
810 N. Main
Spearfish, SD 57783

Note: You must contact the UPS Store at (605) 717-8771 prior to shipping to make payment arrangements. Be sure to ship in a timely manner so that you don’t arrive before your gear does! You should plan to have your package(s) arrive by July 31st at the latest. Shipped items must be picked up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Buffalo Chip’s storage container.

When you are ready to leave the Chip, you can leave your things with us and the UPS Store will ship it back for you. You may package your items yourself or have them packaged for you. The UPS Store charges for packing your items for you will depend on the number and size of boxes and packing materials needed. This charge does not include the actual shipping costs. The Buffalo Chip will collect your credit card information at the time of drop off and the UPS Store will charge the appropriate packing and shipping fees.

For more information, contact The UPS Store at (605) 717-8771 or email

Mechanical Services Garage

Take advantage of oil changes and wrenching, tire changes with free loaner bikes, motorcycle retail center, dyno testing, demo rides, audio installation and repair, and bike wash at the free access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip on the West end of the property.

Handicap Access

The Buffalo Chip strives to make every guest experience an enjoyable one. Should you have any special needs or requests, please contact us at least 30 days in advance of your arrival at 605-347-9000.

A limited number of handicap accessible RV sites are available to those with a state-issued sticker. The sites have either 30 AMP or 50 AMP electrical outlets and water hookups. They do not have sewer drains. The sites are located in the North shower building area, near the amphitheater. Please make reservations by calling 605.347-9000.

Accessible Parking is available for those with a state-issued sticker near the East Box Office for attendance of concerts or other activities in the concert bowl.

Assistance is available upon request at the main gate or box office.

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 gives you more options than anybody. 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 Eric Church, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner and More X
Concerts Free with Camping
6 Days of Races X
Nationally Televised Championship AMA Flat Track Races X
6 Days of Free Bike Show Access X
Drag Racing in the Amphitheater X
World-Renowned Motorcycles As Art Exhibition X
4 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
$2 beers and $3 Wells Everyday 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
38 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
2017 Track of the Year American Flat Track Award Recipient X
Longest-Running Women’s Ride in Sturgis X
27 Years of Directly Supporting Veterans and Veterans’ Organizations X

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