Now you have your holidays booked, the next thing you will want to confirm is places to stay while at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. If you have been going to Sturgis for many years you are probably lucky enough to have a year to year place to stay. If you are new to attending the World’s Largest Motorcycle Rally you will want to book your accommodations as quick as possible.

Lots of Choices and Options for accommodations

The great thing about finding a place to sleep in Sturgis is you have lots of options:

  • Bring your own tent
  • Bring your own RV
  • Stay in a cabin
  • Book a room in one of the hotels

There are plenty of campgrounds in and around Sturgis, a lot of the citizens of Sturgis rent their houses out or spaces in their back yard to pitch your tent… an interesting fact is that the town of Sturgis(outside of the rally dates) has a population of just over 6600 people.
Here is a great website that can give you pretty much all the places that are for rent during the rally… Sturgis Campgrounds

places to stay in sturgis

Surrounding towns with hotels

There are a few towns that are short distances from Sturgis that offer hotel rooms, keep in mind the price of hotel rooms gets raised quite a bit, so be prepared to pay big bucks each night.

  • Deadwood
  • Spearfish
  • Rapid City
  • Custer
  • Hill City
  • Belle Fourche

There are towns further away as well to choose from, which you can find more details at Blackhills Motels

Sturgis RV Park

Sturgis’ best kept secret is right in the heart of town, they can accommodate every type of lodging! They have large pull through sites for the BIG RV’s, down to the hook up site for the old fashion boler. New in 2013 they built cabins that are clean and a great way to stay dry and not get soaking wet in your tent! They also have tent sites for the outdoorsman adventurous biker too.
They have the CLEANEST bathrooms and showers hands down!! They have laundry on site, convenience store, beer sales, wash bay, their own “bar” with nightly entertainment, food truck on site the whole time.

Watch the video of us interviewing Clay from Sturgis RV Park.. and see for yourself.
Book early if you want a spot!!

Rowdy and Quiet Campgrounds

Depending on your personality and lifestyle you will want to book a place to matches it. Places like Legendary Buffalo Chip, Broken Spoke, Glencoe are some of the places that cater to the ones who like to let’s say enjoy the event. There are some parts that are considered “less quiet” zone in each campground.
Each of these places has spots for your RV of all shapes and sizes, they also rent out cabins. All campgrounds have bathroom and showers, which are temporary as they get brought in for the summer.

shuttle bus in Sturgis

Shuttle Services Available

No excuse to drink and ride, there are all kinds of transportation to get around. Shuttle buses from Sturgis that take you out to Full Throttle Saloon, Buffalo Chip, Glencoe, Broken Spoke, they run quite late too, so if you ride out to a place, leave your bike there and bring the shuttle back to where you are staying.
Hotels from the closer towns offer shuttle service too, there are taxi cabs buzzing around and probably not the 1st time you walked 3 or 4 miles to get home.
Be Safe, Be Responsible and Don’t Drink and Ride.

Where to stay while at Sturgis Rally

Here are a couple links to a few different places to book a spot
Sturgis Campgrounds
Deadwood/Lead Campgrounds
Spearfish Campgrounds
Bed & Breakfast

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