Glencoe Campground Sold For $8.6 Million
The Glencoe Camp Resort just east of Sturgis, South Dakota, has been sold to a California buyer.
Owner Gary Lippold reportedly sold the campground and the newer “Rockin’ The Rally Amphitheater” for just shy of $8.6 million in January, 2009. Property filings show the buyer to be Devorah Lopez of California, and indicate that Sean Clark of Nevada will operate both venues.
None of the involved parties commented on the sale.
Glencoe opened in 1983 as campground but has grown over the past 25 years to over 1000 acres that include the Sturgis Dragway, Thunder Road, Thunder Dome, and the Kick Start Travel Center. The sale reportedly does not include the drag strip, Thunder Road, Thunder Dome or the travel center.
The property Lippold sold had been in his family for over 100 years, and has become a favorite campground among Sturgis regulars. It is unclear how, or if, the ownership change will affect the operation of the facilities.