Why the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®?

The Chip is the Best Party Anywhere®!

More World-Class Concerts!

Get an exclusive campground admission pass to unrivaled entertainment that’ll get you so excited you’ll understand why “Holy sh** that was f***ing awesome!” is an understatement!

In 2010, Ozzy Osbourne yelled “I F***in’ love this place” from the mainstage. In 2017 he returned reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde.

Each year the Buffalo Chip Campground main stage hosts some of the biggest names in music. Legendary acts including Ozzy Osbourne, Kid Rock, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Aerosmith and hundreds more have played the Chip since 1981.

In addition, multiple showcase stages throughout the campground keep your party going before and after the main stage with amazing performances from up-and-coming talent.

Entertainment is free with camping.

More Events!

There is truly something for everyone at the Buffalo Chip. An amazing array of ridesracesbike showscontestsexhibitspowersports and stunts make for a jam-packed schedule of outrageous events that practically run around the clock!

Head nods and a flag drop sent racers off the line during the Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational.

More Fun!

Get funky at over 25 bars, take a dip or join in some ridiculous contests at the Bikini Beach, break an after party sweat at Club Chip and take pictures with members of the International Bikini Team and The Flaunt Girls.

The Slip and Slide Contest is just one of the many hilarious and fun contests that happen daily at Bikini Beach.

“It’s all about the experience and what kind of attitude you go there with. Go to have fun…you’ll have fun! Where else can you experience all the Chip has to offer plus your campsite for around $300 for the week?”
 – Cheyenne Blackstone

More Friendly Crew Members!

The Chip crew continually strives to provide the best customer service and camping in Sturgis. To that end, we take all of your comments and suggestions very seriously—whether they’re good or bad. So let us know how we are doing and where you think we could use improvement. Send us your comments!

From the time you enter the grounds to the time you head home, friendly crew members like Ty from the Buffalo Chip parking crew (above) are happy to guide you through the experience and answer questions you may have.

Each year the Buffalo Chip receives many heartwarming compliments. It’s really motivating for our crew, most of whom return year after year to provide you with the friendly service you’ve grown accustomed to. Thanks to each and every one of your who’ve expressed your appreciation via email, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and Trip Advisor!

“I just wanted to say it was a pleasure to meet you and we are SO thankful for all your help during that crazy 1st day! We had the time of our lives and will never forget the 75th! We will be back every year from here on out! Thank you for all you do to make the Chip the best place in Sturgis! Have a great rest of your year, and we’ll see you next summer!” – Lindsay Kuula

More Happy Campers!

If you’re wondering whether to spend your vacation at the Chip, find out what others have to say about the Best Party Anywhere in our testimonials section to learn! Then check out our photo gallery and video gallery to see what all the hype is about!

The people you meet at the Buffalo Chip don’t just become your friends; they become the family you can’t wait to reunite with again every August.

“I stayed at the Legendary Buffalo Chip and had the time of my life! My face hurt at the end of the week from smiling. I met people from all over the world, good people. Was definitely one from the bucket list! Thanks again!!!!” – Chad Hall

More Amenities!

Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy many of the comforts and conveniences of home while on vacation at the Chip during the Sturgis Rally.

If you need to fuel up before hitting the road, you can’t beat the convenience of the Buffalo Chip Stop & Fuel Gas Station, and you won’t find a better price nearby. This self-service gas station courtesy of Renewable Fuels Association offers 93-octane fuel 24/7/367 near the corner of Russ Brown Blvd and Flag Avenue.

Take advantage of the on site laundry mats, savor a juicy cut of South Dakota beef or glass of wine in the air conditioned SpeakEasy Steakhouse & Winebar, fuel up at the 24/7 Buffalo Chip Stop & Fuel Gas Station, service your ride at the Buffalo Chip Garage, and so much more!

More Bang for Your Buck!

Book your camping packages in advance, and you’ll be rewarded with the lowest prices. Each package includes tent camping, free admittance to concerts and races, and access to shopping, free showers and a whole host of amenities.

“An Alice Cooper concert ticket would normally be over 50 dollars. The Buffalo Chip provided us with Alice Cooper, Five Finger Death Punch, and Sweet Cyanide for roughly 28 dollars if you bought your pass early. To me, that’s extremely cheap! So if you plan on Sturgis, you better stay at the Buffalo Chip! The best parties, the best bands, best entertainment, and you’ll meet some of the nicest people ever while you’re there! And, it’s not even close to compare any other places.”
– Chad Stuewe

Book your camping packages in advance, and you’ll be rewarded with the lowest prices. Each package includes tent camping, free admittance to concerts and races, and access to shopping, free showers and a whole host of amenities.

Prices will increase as the Sturgis Rally draws closer. Make your reservations now to get the best concerts, entertainment and camping at the lowest possible price.

For even more ways to stretch your dollar, check out the Sturgis Rider® News Blog’s article “How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck – Secret Money-Saving Deals of the Chip Revealed.”

Free pancake breakfast at the CrossRoads is just one of many ways people can stretch their dollar at the Buffalo Chip.

More Campground Improvements!

For 39 years guests like you have partied at the Buffalo Chip like it was their last hurrah. Over twenty years of major physical improvements to the 600-acre grounds ensure your stay will be more comfortable, more accessible and more fun each time around. To that end, camping at the Chip during the Sturgis rally has never been as good as it will be in the coming years.

2020 Improvements

2019 Improvements

  • Big Engine Bar at the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads fully renovated with two custom bars, stage, flooring, furniture and décor.
  • New motocross track built at Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex by legends of motocross including Micky Dymond and Jeff Ward
  • Entry at West Gate repaved and widened to accommodate additional lanes.
  • Bridge installed between Marjoe’s Court and turn 3 of the flat track in the amphitheater.

2018 Improvements

  • CAMP ZERO camping area developed across Alkali Road by transforming a 75-year-old barn into a bar and developing adjacent land for the placement of five authentic 22-foot tipis.
  • New inflatable slip ‘n’ slide installed at Bikini Beach.
  • Permanent building erected on the northeast end of the CrossRoads to be the home of Sturgis Guns.

2017 Improvements

  • Award-winning track designed by seven-time Grand National Winner Chris Carr built in the amphitheater to host the Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Races
  • Steel Bridge extended to increase second-tier concert and race viewing
  • New two-story vendor buildings erected in South Food Court
  • Cabanas installed at Bikini Beach
  • Buffalo Chip Stop & Fuel Gas Station built at the CrossRoads
  • Vanities installed in North and South Shower Houses
  • Privacy extension added to shower stalls to South Shower House
  • Stadium flooring placed in Fan VIP area
  • South Park High Cabins built and placed near South Shower House
  • Barber Shop
  • Sturgis Party Shuttle Bus Stops built along Flag Avenue near the West Gate and near 132 Avenue

2016 Improvements

  • Hooligan Flat Track built in amphitheater infield
  • Drag Strip installed in the amphitheater
  • SpeakEasy Steakhouse & Wine Bar constructed in former Buffalo Chip Comedy Club
  • Over 60 moving lights and L-Acoustics Sound System provide improved concert production
  • Shade sails installed over entire CrossRoads horseshoe area
  • Video displays added to in the Roadhouse Party Deck, SpeakEasy, General store, Top Shelf Lounge and Fan VIP
  • Slip ‘n’ Slide built at Bikini Beach

2015 Improvements

  • Designated ride-in/walk-in shaded camping areas created along the creek
  • RV parking sites installed and improved in Blue Sky and Deep Lake Areas
  • Vendor Showers installed near Water Tower
  • Jägermeister Stag Lodge created on Upper Steel Bridge
  • Large covered bar built in the center of the Patriot Pavilion
  • Stadium floor installed inside Big Engine Bar at the CrossRoads
  • Rally Information Center & Buffalo Chip Chamber of Commerce building erected at the CrossRoads
  • Roadhouse Stage erected next to Roadhouse Party Deck
  • Free Parking Lot graded
  • Main campground thoroughfares patched
  • Patriot Pavilion Road graded and graveled

2014 Improvements

  • Award-winning track built at Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex
  • Wrap-around deck built surrounding Bikini Beach Swimming Hole
  • Sky Bridge built to connect Roadhouse Party Deck with Upper Steel Bar
  • Cell tower installed
  • Six-stall showers (men’s and women’s) installed near the PowerSports Complex
  • Shaded covering installed over horseshoe deck at CrossRoads
  • Two Ranch Cabins added
  • Ten four-person cabins added between the Patriot Pavilion and South Shower House

2013 Improvements

  • Twenty two-person cabins added between Patriot Pavilion and South Shower House
  • Miles of 3” waterline installed to better service existing RV sites in the South 40
  • Big Engine Bar at the CrossRoads doubled in size
  • Asphalt laid at CrossRoads
  • Asphalt laid inside amphitheater
  • New boilers added to each shower building

2012 and Prior Improvements

  • Award-winning free-access CrossRoads destination built
  • North and South shower houses built
  • Bikini Beach decks, cabanas and rope swing developed
  • Club Chip created
  • Fan VIP and Top Shelf Lounge created to provide exclusive concert views and experiences
  • 500 linear feet of steel skywalk 10 feet above the ground that you can ride your bike on added
  • Aerial steel bar and aerial burnout pits added
  • Burn Out Bridge added over Cottle Creek
  • Miles of underground plumbing and electrical installed and buried

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! Entertainment is free with camping.

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!

Your home for
Music, Motorcycles, Freedom & Friendship
is the Sturgis Buffalo Chip!