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Buffalo Chip Campground

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Savannah, Missouri
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Buffalo chip has the best concerts and who wants to see concerts and have to deal with cops. I swear you can ride perfect and not ever drink and have a cop pull you over, it happened. They like pulling you over by making up stuff to try to find drinking riders since they know 80% had a few drinks....

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing the Chip! We hear you and totally agree. There are plenty of police out there hired to stop drunk driving/riding during the rally so it is best to stay at the Chip and have the best time of your life without worrying about riding afterward. Take the stress out of your vacation and park yourself at the...

Quakertown, United States
Reviewed 21 January 2017

You book prior to any band announcement with the faith that there will be excellent entertainment. In the past two years there has been 1-3 good shows however the remaining bands are mediocre at best. Last year feature Willy Nelson- awesome entertainer in his time however his time has come and gone as he could barely speak the words to...

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Family Member at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving a review. We apologize that entertainers like Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynrd, 3 Doors Down, Buckcherry, etc are not your cup of tea. Your entertainment suggestions are important to us and we’d like to hear from you the bands you’d like to see. Please check out our...

Reviewed 19 January 2017

Home Away From Home”the Best Party Anywhere this campground is literally an alfalfa field turned into a small city, full of fun-loving people, dust, noise, awesome parties, great music, great staff and great food. We love it and we don't plan to stop staying there during the Sturgis

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for helping to make the party the best! We do love to have fun and couldn't do it without you. Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces again in August!

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This was my fourth year at the Chip and my fifth to Sturgis. The first year I stayed in Deadwood, a lovely town but with traffic over an hour to any of the events. Staying at the Chip I do not have to worry about driving home late after a concert. There is so much to do at the Chip,...

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us! We are so glad you had a good time at the Chip and you are so right. Besides being at the Best Party Anywhere, when you camp at the Chip you don't have to worry about the ride home. You can relax and have a great time before walking to your RV or tent. Thanks...

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 7 December 2016

In 2012 I posted this review. It still stands. There are few places on this earth for an authentic experience. The Chip is one. Put it on your bucket list and go! From 2012 - "In a world where excitement and adventure has everywhere taken a backseat to safety and comfort, throwing your gear on the back of a motorcycle...

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Ross - It is folks like you that make all of the long hours and hard work worth every minute. Your appreciation for the spirit and soul of the Buffalo Chip, the roots of the biker culture and the freedom the Chip offers to break from everyday drudgery is spot on. Thank you for your beautifully written review. We will...

Newport, New Hampshire
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Stayed at Buffalo Chip in 1998, 2002 and 2016. 1998 and 2002 were rockin. Not so much in 2016 - lack of good old rock and roll bands - too much heavy metal music and not so funny entertainment. Chip had threatened that our travel trailer had to be moved if camping was tight - it was being used as...

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for being such a loyal Chip guest over the years and for offering a review. We are sorry that the bands chosen for 2016 didn't match your taste in music. With Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, 3 Doors Down, RATT, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick and many more we thought we had a pretty good lineup. There are...

Midland, South Dakota
Reviewed 7 October 2016

2017 will be the 14th straight year we have been to the Best Party Anywhere at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground. We have the best time every single year, without fail! If you are expecting a Luxury Campground, you won't find it here - seriously, this campground is literally an alfalfa field turned into a small city, full of fun-loving...

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We truly appreciate such loyal fans. Thank you for making the Buffalo Chip your rally home for so many years. It's folks like you that make this the Best Party Anywhere! We are glad that you appreciate the Chip for what it is but we can't let it go without saying that we have made quite a number of improvements...

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We have been bringing our camper for 11 years to the Chip and were actually at the 50th Anniversary of the Rally and stayed there 1 night. What a difference 26 years has made! The improvements over the years have been many and very noticeable - they definitely listen to the people who stay there and try to implement what...

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review! Congratulations on winning the "Miss Chippie" award this year! Very glad you noticed the upgrades and changes we've made over the years. It's always nice when our all of our hard work is recognized. The Chip family is growing and we see so many who count their vacation at the Chip as a "family...

Reviewed 30 September 2016

I first came to the Sturgis Rally from Australia in 2009,I enjoyed the place so much I now live in SD. I go to the Buffalo Chip every year and camp for two weeks. If you want the true rally experience this is the only place to be. Many others have come and gone, and many try to emulate the...

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Thanks, Gregg! The Chip just wouldn't be the same without you and your crew every year. You keep showing up and we'll keep putting on the Best Party Anywhere!

North Dakota
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Over the past forty years, I have witnessed the Sturgis Rally grow from a few thousand people partying in the city park, most just sleeping on the ground and the only running water being the nearby stream, to over a million people in campgrounds, motels and other venues scattered throughout the Sturgis area. The Buffalo Chip and other campgrounds have...

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There's a lot to be said for an authentic rally experience at the Buffalo Chip and you have hit the nail right on the head. Thanks for spending so much time with us, camping, riding, experiencing decades of great music and partying with your friends at the Chip. We continue to make upgrades and increase services every year to help...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, known as the Largest Festival in Motorcycling™ and the Best Party Anywhere™, is a nine day concert venue and campground located on 560 acres 3 miles East of Sturgis, SD. It's concert series dates coincide with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip's campground concert series hosts the the biggest names in music as well as tons of other activities such as Bikini Contests, fire dancers, zip lines, motorcycle jumpers, mud bog racers, motorcycle and guitar sweepstakes, Live DJ Dance club and go go dancers, midget bowling, karaoke. It's a must see, once in a lifetime, will never forget experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffalo Chip Campground

Address: 20622 131st Ave, Sturgis, SD 57785-6628
Region: United States > South Dakota > Sturgis
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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“Book early as spots fill up fairly quickly and plan ahead”
rainer93, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get there early it is first in first choice”
greggs123, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring a tent that can stand the wind; RVs and campers welcome. You're welcomed like a long-lost favorite family member!”
MtnMan61, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get your reservations early!”
jamesgl2015, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get there early, my spot is better than lots of them, no mud there and lots of new asphalt.”
delb793, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
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