Great Lakes, South Dakota, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Great Lakes, South Dakota, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Great Lakes, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Great Lakes, South Dakota, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Great Lakes, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Great Lakes, South Dakota, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Great Lakes, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Great Lakes, South Dakota, United States of America by month

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January

January in Great Lakes is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It snows once in a while.

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February

If you are traveling to Great Lakes in February, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

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April

April in Great Lakes is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May for Great Lakes is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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June

If you go to Great Lakes in June, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

July in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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August

August in Great Lakes can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Great Lakes in September, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

If you visit Great Lakes during October, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November for Great Lakes is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

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December

December for Great Lakes is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

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