Be alert and be aware of your surroundings and obey park rules.

For Your Safety:


  • Do not walk off the trails, stay on designated trails only.
  • Stay on the sidewalks
  • Remember, you are in an area where you may encounter a rattlesnake.

Tour Road

  • Obey the speed limit.
  • Be on the alert for livestock as you drive the 4.5 mile tour road to the Reno-Benteen Battlfield site(this is open range).


  • The climate at Little Bighorn Battlefield is physically demanding any time of year. From June through September, daytime temperatures may exceed 85-95 and sometimes over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sun Stress /Dehydration

  • With high temperatures dehydration may occur. Keep well hydrated. Bring ample water in your vehicle and while walking trails. Cooled bottled water may be purchased in the bookstore.
  • Wearing a hat helps prevent dehydration as well.

Lightning Storms

  • Lightning storms occur occasional in and around Little Bighorn during Spring and Summer.
  • Lightning has a tendeacy to strike high terrain such as hill tops and ridges.
  • When lightning approaches, move away from high places such as Last Stand Hill, Calhoun Hill, Wier Point and the Reno-Benteen Battlefield.

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