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Newport, New Hampshire
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220 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Midland, South Dakota
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 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... More 

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

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... More 

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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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... More 

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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... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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

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! More 

North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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

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... More 

Brockway, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you want to stay and see all of the best concerts this is the place. We camped using our pickup bed and a trailer. Next time I will rent an RV. You are pretty much on top of each other in spots but hey it is a party! One complaint...people go to Sturgis to forget who they are for... More 

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

We are so glad you chose to stay and enjoy the party at the Buffalo Chip! Thanks for coming. We agree, camping in an RV is the best, but some like the authentic rally experience, a bedroll under the stars, and we are happy to provide the services to help them have the best vacation ever as well. We also... More 

Colchester, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We did not camp here but stopped in at the bar to avoid an impending storm. Bartenders we friendly enough and the drinks were well made but kind of small. They were having a Sailor Jerry promotion so my rum and cokes were 2 for 1, which was made up for the small cup. My husbands Jack amd coke was... More 

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

Thanks for stopping in to check out the Chip. It sounds like you experienced the free-access CrossRoads and hope you were able to catch a free stunt show or one of the many live bands performing out there. We are very sorry that you weren't able to stay longer and make it into the campground for a concert and all... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Buffalo Chip is my home away from home. I had so much fun at the rally. It was no problems getting in and out of the campgrounds. I camp in an area in the outer rim so it is a lot more quite. I enjoyed the concerts. Buffalo Chip is the best spot to pitch your tent in Sturgis.

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

Thanks for such a great review! We are so glad you chose to stay at the Buffalo Chip and help to make this the Best Party Anywhere! You have obviously figured out that there are camping spots where the party never ends and others where you can get a good nights sleep. With 600 acres of camping there are many... More 

Nacogdoches, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Without a doubt the Chip is the Premium place to stay! Nowhere else in Sturgis will you have the cleanliness, friendship,security and great accommodations than at the Chip! Not to mention the best bands available. This was my 16th year at the chip and I will be going back next year. Definitely the best blast for your bucks. Food and... More 

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

Thank you for being such loyal friends of the Chip! It's people like you that make this such a great place. We simply couldn't have a party without you. Great advice about the riding. The Black Hills are beautiful and offer many amazing rides, but the winding roads and pigtail bridges are safer and more fun when they aren't crowded.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I saw quite a few negative posts about the Chip so I figured I would put up something positive since I just got back from Sturgis and I had a great time. This was my first time staying at the Chip for Sturgis and it was pretty much everything that I expected. I think people should understand that Sturgis is... More 

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

What a great review, Steven! Thank you for coming to stay with us at the Buffalo Chip. We are very glad that you did your homework and picked your camping spot based on your research. Some like to camp in the middle of the party and others in a quieter location. We offer both and hope that more campers will... More 

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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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“Stay in regular camping area. Bear Butte has bad potties and loud compressors all night long-also long walk to entertainment.”
 of 5 bubbles Sunapee17, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No rooms - just campsites and cabins (or you can tent!)”
 of 5 bubbles hollyn169, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“IT is a week long party if you want a hotel, and a quiet place to sleep DO NOT GO TO STURGIS RALLY.”
 of 5 bubbles greggs123, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Camp in the outer area where it is more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles janetkX5425NY, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring cash, come early, stay late!”
 of 5 bubbles Dadztoy, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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