Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

parked motorcycles fill the parking lots with people crowded throughout; volunteers direct motorists where to park
Expect heaving crowding in the park during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally week.

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally typically occurs during the first full week of August every year. Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists gather in the Black Hills region, and often visit particular sites on certain days. The "Ride to Devils Tower" typically occurs on the Wednesday of that week. Visitors can expect extremely long lines and waits to enter the park.

Generally, the increased traffic and visitation from Rally Week are unavoidable. However, visiting the park before 8 am or after 5 pm will offer you a much less congested experience.


2022 Sturgis Rally - Friday, August 5 to Saturday, August 14

There will be a shuttle that takes visitors from the picnic area and campground up to the Visitor Center parking lot.

What to Expect:

  • Long lines and wait times to enter and leave the park
  • Limited Restrooms
  • Limited drinking water; no bottled water for sale


  • Visiting early or late in the day (before 10 am or after 5 pm)
  • Bringing everything you need with you, including drinking water
  • Exploring quieter parts of the park, like Joyner Ridge or the Picnic Area

Entering the Park

This webcam updates every 30 seconds to show a still image of live conditions at the park's entrance station. Check the webcam before visiting so you know what to expect.

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Non-Motorcycle Traffic

Passenger Cars:

There is limited parking available in the lower gravel lot at the visitor center. Parking is also available in the picnic area, and parts of the campground will be closed off for extra parking.

Long Vehicles (RVs, buses, cars with trailers):

Long vehicles must park near the picnic area. There is no long vehicle parking available at the visitor center and long vehicles will not be permitted past the first mile of the park road.

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Park Map

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Finding a Place to Park

Parking is limited, especially for long vehicles.

Last updated: August 4, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714


307 467-5283 x635
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