Buffalo Chip Campground—Your Homebase for Adventure

CAMPGROUND

Open May 28th through September 2nd

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Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD, on 1,000 creek-fed acres, the property is a full-service venue that offers shaded camping, RV sites AND showers from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Sturgis Rally and Get On ADV Fest Are Separately Ticketed – Please See More Below.

Overview

About the Campground

The campground is a quiet homebase to relax near the swimming hole or RV site while you explore the local culture and the nearby Black Hills.

The campground is also a gathering place for multiple short events including a Ribfest, an Adventure Riding Festival, and even the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Music and Motorcycle Festival.

A list of the campground’s events and amenities is listed below.

CAMPING

Camping Options

Whether you like to tent camp or set up an RV, there’s plenty of space for you to create your home away from home at the Buffalo Chip Campground.

Sleep under the stars and beat the heat in the shaded tent camping areas that surround Cottle Creek as it winds its way through the heart of the campground.

Enjoy the comforts of home by setting up your RV in a space with access to power and water.

All campground guests will have access to a free shower house. 

On-Site Air BnB

Cozy, family friendly home. Front door is accessed with a ramp for those guests that are stair challenged. Semi- Private courtyard is perfect for dining, sunbathing or star gazing. Master suite with private bath, 3 guest bedrooms with full bath to share. Large family Kitchen-central Island/dining area open to living room for spacious gatherings. An additional Den features wet bar, beverage fridge and work desk.

Events

Get On! ADV Fest | July 18-21, 2024

Four days of adventure riding and community in the gorgeous backcountry and front-country of remote South Dakota is headquartered at the Buffalo Chip Campground.

Get On! ADV Fest will be full of test rides, seminars, entertainment, prizes, awards, and the latest adventure riding gear and accessories for you and your bike.

Yellowstone Off-Road Racing | July 19 & 20, 2024

The dirt will fly when the Baja-style, Yellowstone Off-Road Races return to the award-winning PowerSports Complex for the Buffalo Chip 100 presented by Pierre Sports Center.

Race enthusiasts are in for some exciting live racing action in Truck, UTV, Ultra 4, and Youth Race categories. The race is one of five in the Yellowstone’s “Wild West Off-Road Series.”

The Raising of the Flags | July 27, 2024

Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our American Freedom by helping place 800 American flags in the Buffalo Chip’s Freedom Field.

This annual family-friendly event is free to the public and features special guest speakers, food, friends and fun.

Buffalo Chip Ribfest | July 27, 2024

Sink your teeth into a sizzlin’ good time at the first-ever Buffalo Chip Ribfest! The grills will be fired up, and we’re bringing the heat with a smokin’ lineup of events that’ll have you asking for seconds.

Bring the whole family and take in the ultimate BBQ experience alongside the Buffalo Chip’s annual Raising of the Flags at the CrossRoads. 

The Best Party Anywhere® | August 2-11, 2024

Hailed as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®, this event has been the epicenter of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since the venue’s establishment in 1981.

Every August, the Buffalo Chip brings together the world’s largest gathering of music and motorcycle fans for performances from world-class entertainers, thrilling events, legendary rides, powerful freedom celebrations, top-tier bike shows, worthwhile charity events, heart-pounding stunts, white-knuckle racing, and so much more. Entertainment is free with camping.

Features

There is plenty of room to spread out on the 600+ acres at the Buffalo Chip Campground. You’ll also be surprised by the diverse experiences available at the Buffalo Chip Campground. Depending on the time of your visit, your desired level of adventure, or the event you’re attending you’ll discover a swimming hole, bars, vendor buildings, permanent shower houses and restrooms, cabins, multiple stages, a shooting range, a powersports complex, and more.

Adventure Beach

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Swimming Hole

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Water Features

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Lounging Decks

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Rope Swing

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Cabana Bar

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Cantina Bar

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Patio

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Fire Pit

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Shaded Camping Areas

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RV Sites with P/W

Camp Zero

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RV Sites with Power & Water Hookups

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Historic Barn

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Mini Bike TT Track

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Permanent Shower Houses

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Authentic Tipis & Cavalry Tents

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RV Sites with P/W

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Adjacent to PowerSports Complex

Crossroads

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World’s Largest V-Twin Engine Sculpture

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Viewing Deck

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Indoor Bar with Stage

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Gas Station

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Mechanical Services Garage

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Direct access to Ft Meade Way & Hwy 34

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Paved Parking

Event Center & Gardens

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Located near the east gate

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Pond with Water Feature

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Direct access to 132nd Ave and Alkali Rd

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Covered Outdoor Gathering Area

The Old Barn

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World’s Largest V-Twin Engine Sculpture

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Historic Barn

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Power & Water Hookups

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Tent & RV Camping

PowerSports Complex

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Multiple Tracks

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Race Pit

Shooting Complex

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400 Yard Rifle Range with Benchrests

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Pistol Range with Benchrests

Amphitheater

(Active During The Sturgis Rally Event Only)

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Largest Outdoor Stage in SD

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Multiple Viewing Decks

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Multiple Outdoor & Indoor Bars

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Permanent Vendor Structures

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Multiple Viewing Decks

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RV Sites with P/W

Past Events

Babes with Bullets

The Best Party Anywhere®

Black Hills Mud Run

Black Hills Bike Week Rendezvous

Cloudz Fest

Get On! ADV Fest

Gunfest

Light Up the Hills Rally

Machine Gun Tours

Outdoor Rendezvous

Red, White & Blue Tour

Revival Today Veterans Brigade

Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the US Lure Coursing Trial

Western Regional Trapping and Outdoor Expo

Ultra 4

Wild Gypsy Tour

Yellowstone Off Road Racing

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Contact

Interested in camping during the summer?
Camping or RV Spots Coming Soon!

Interested in holding your next event at the Buffalo Chip Campground?

Contact us for more information!

Robert Pandya
Chief Operations Officer
[email protected]
(605) 347-9000