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Best time to visit Deadwood, SD, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Deadwood is September-October

Deadwood can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, September-October is the best time to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Deadwood can rise to a maximum of 26℃ (78℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Deadwood is around 13℃ (55℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Deadwood in January, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Deadwood falls around June, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in October instead.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Deadwood below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

January

Deadwood seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Deadwood as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Deadwood is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Deadwood

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Deadwood for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Deadwood climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Deadwood for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Deadwood in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 10 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Deadwood in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 10 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Deadwood in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 13 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Deadwood in April

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 12 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Deadwood in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 11 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Deadwood in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 12 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Deadwood in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Deadwood in August

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 12 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Deadwood in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 10 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Deadwood in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 9 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Deadwood in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 8 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Deadwood in December

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 11 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Deadwood in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Deadwood is usually March, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Deadwood is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Deadwood is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Deadwood, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Deadwood map