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

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Traveling to Hot Springs, South Dakota, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Hot Springs, this 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 Hot Springs, South Dakota, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Hot Springs, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Hot Springs, South Dakota, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Hot Springs, South Dakota, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Hot Springs.

If you visit Mammoth Site & Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Hot Springs.

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

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January

If you are traveling to Hot Springs in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows sometimes.

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March

If you go to Hot Springs in March, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April here is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

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May

In May, Hot Springs is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Hot Springs, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

June in Hot Springs is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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July

Traveling to Hot Springs in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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September

September here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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October

October in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows occasionally.

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November

November in Hot Springs can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

If you go to Hot Springs in December, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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