Important Safety Notice
The National Park Service follows CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Check locally and in the park app for updates and changes in park operations. Thank you for helping to keep yourself and others safe and healthy.
Current COVID-19 community level of Big Hole National Battlefield: LOW
Mask requirements are based on the CDC's identified COVID-19 community level, noted above for Beaverhead County, Montana.
Weather and Road Conditions
Located in a large mountain valley at over 6,000 feet in elevation, weather can be severe and road conditions poor at the battlefield. The National Weather Service's forecast, the State of Montana's road conditions, and the battlefield's web cam are all good resources for current and forecasted conditions in the area.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
Clean air helps people breathe easy and see far. It keeps our parks and planet healthy too!
Breathe Easy: Parks are amazing places to be active. Good outdoor air quality helps people feel their best as they enjoy national parks.
See Far: Clean air is critical for clear views of park scenery and historic landscapes.
Enjoy Nature: Good air quality supports healthy wildlife, vegetation, water, and soils. National parks conserve sensitive natural places.
Last updated: July 22, 2023