Sturgis is a mecca for bikers. I don't consider the super high prices gouging at all, it's free market, no one needs a campsite or hotel room for Bike Week, they want one and obviously are willing to pay for it. Gouging comes when someone needs something, like food, water, generators etc during a crisis or emergency and a store or entity raises the prices only because there is a shortage.
Sturgis for the area is like Christmas season for retailers in the US, either make it then or go out of business.
We will be in the area during bike week this year in Spearfish City Campground if anyone is in the area stop by - doing volunteer work at the next door DC Booth Fish Hatchery and have a free campsite.
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