Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Wind Cave National Park, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Wind Cave National Park, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Wind Cave National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, United States of America by month

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January

January in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

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February

February for Wind Cave National Park is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows sometimes.

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March

March in Wind Cave National Park is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows once in a while.

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April

April in Wind Cave National Park is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

If you are traveling to Wind Cave National Park in May, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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June

June in Wind Cave National Park is warm. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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July

In July, Wind Cave National Park is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Wind Cave National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August here is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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September

If you visit Wind Cave National Park during September, you will probably notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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October

October is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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November

November in Wind Cave National Park is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December for Wind Cave National Park is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

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