Sturgis Rally Camping at the Buffalo Chip Gives You Great Campground Facilities and the Authentic Rally Experience

Sleep Under the Stars with Your Tent and Motorcycle!

You haven’t truly experienced the Sturgis Rally until you’ve camped at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Each year, the Buffalo Chip’s 600-acre campground facility 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.

Tour the Ride-In/Walk-In Camping Areas Below

Open Sturgis Rally 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 Sturgis Rally Tent Camping Areas Only:

  • Setting up camp requires a campground admission pass only.
    Concerts and entrtainment 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 Sturgis 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.
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. 7 – Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 (7 nights)
Extended Rally Pass – Saturday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 (9 nights)
Early Bird Rally Pass – Monday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 (14 nights)
Daily Rally Pass – Daily Rates will fluctuate based on the schedule for that day.

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 Hades 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.
 Reservations – Reservations can be made online, or by phone 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.
Taxes/Processing Fee – SD State Sales Tax (+) plus processing and ticketing fees apply

Admission Passes

FULL FESTIVAL

3-DAY PACKAGES

1-DAY PACKAGES

Official Limited Edition T-Shirt

Be sure to buy your 2023 Woody Limited Edition t-shirt when making your 2023 reservation.

This shirt is specially made just for those who make a reservation now. No others will be made or sold.

For a limited time, you can snag your t-shirt for only $14. (There'll be no shipping charges because your shirt will await your arrival at the Chip!)

Other Options You May Be Interested In:

See How the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Compares to 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 else. See for yourself why it’s the best choice for your vacation!

Official Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Dates During the 2023 Sturgis Rally

Early Bird Passes – Monday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023

Extended Rally Pass – Saturday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023

Rally Pass – Monday, Aug. 7 – Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023

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!