Spring | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Spring

  • Spring

Daytime highs during the month of March average 47˚ with a low of 22˚, high of 56˚/ low of 31˚ in April with May enjoying an average high of 66˚ and a low of 42˚. Overnight temperatures are still chilly, especially in Black Hills communities, where the lows averaging 20˚ or more are made. 

Late spring is western South Dakota’s rainy season, when the area receives over a third of its annual moisture. Precipitation in May comes mostly in short rain showers and this is typically the wettest month. March is one of the driest but usually late March and sometimes even April snow showers can dump sizeable amounts. The ski town of Lead averages 66 in of snow during these two months!

Things to see & do in Spring

Hill City
Cities & Towns

Hill City

Black Hills Travel Guides
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Black Hills Vacation Guides

U.S. Highway 385
Road Trips & Scenic Drives

U.S. Highway 385 Scenic Drive

Suggested Itineraries
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Suggested Itineraries

Deadwood
Cities & Towns

Deadwood

Sylvan Lake
Place

Sylvan Lake

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