Tuesday, January 15, 2019

16th Annual Big Sioux Rider/Autobahn Spring Campout, Mother's Day, At the Dam - May 10th - 12th, 2019

Updated April 8th:

The "16th Annual Mother's Day Big Sioux Riders/Autobahn Camp Out" will be on May 10-12th in 2019.  The Camp Out starts on Friday afternoon as in recent years.  Everyone is welcome to stay and camp with us Friday and/or Saturday.  Due to flooding this spring, this year's location is at the North Point Recreation area north of Pickstown, SD.  

Friday evening dinner this year with be chili, brats, chips and desert.  Saturday evening we will be having a shrimp boil with corn bread at the camp ground.  We are also going to try to cook breakfast Saturday morning this year if the weather cooperates.   Free, hot coffee will be provided the whole weekend.  Bring your own beverages.  This is a low key gathering,  Cost is $25 for one night or $30 for both nights people camping in our reserved spots which includes a 2 day SD Park motorcycle/vehicle permit, fire wood, and a space for your tent).  If you have an RV (with a spot), cabin or stay at the hotel, it's $10/night per person, but you have to get your own vehicle permit.  

If you are camping with us in the reserved spots, tell the park staff at the entrance you are camping with us and we will settle with them when they bring the fire wood.  If you have an RV, cabin or hotel room, you will need to pay for your own spot and vehicle permit.

This a good time for everyone to get out and get their tires warmed up.  Friends and all riders of any kind are welcome.  We'll post more details in the next few weeks.

Printable 2019 campout flyer (clicky here)


  1. Reservations can not currently be made at Fort Randall Creek Recreation Area which is current location of the Spring Camp Out. The bridge going into the park was damaged during the recent flooding and the park staff hopes to have the engineering determine if the bridge is safe sometime next week. Until that time park reservations will not be available. I'll try to send out an update next week so those of you who need to reserve cabins can do so. We will determine at that time if we need to move the Camp Out to another campground such as North Point (N. of Pickstown, SD) or Niobrara State Park. Please send me any alternate location preferences you may have, but be advised that you might be asked to help organize them.

    Also note, to cover increased expenses we are going to have to raise the one night cost to $25, two nights to $30, and RV/Dinner to $10/night/person. To make that increase easier, we will be cooking breakfast Saturday morning at the campsite if weather permits. The flyer has been updated to reflect these changes. The menu listed in the flyer is subject to change, Jack and I dream up something better and change the Friday meal.

  2. I talked to Ranger John at North Point. Although some of the camping spots in the campground are currently underwater, our are not. The cabins and our reserved spots will be available for the campout and the park remains open.

  3. The camping sites we have reserved (prepaid) are 103E & 104E at North Point Campground north of Pickstown, SD. If we need more space, we will rent it. Please setup your tent near those spots. DO NOT PAY for a vehicle permit, firewood, or a camping spot. We will settle with the Ranger each evening. If park staff asks at the entrance for money, tell them you are with the Big Sioux Riders Mother's Day Campout and let them know Brion will settle with the Ranger later when he delivers the firewood.

    There are still three available cabins which have not been reserved this weekend - https://travel.campsd.com/campgrounds-and-rv-parks/all/north-point-recreation-area/