Alerts & Conditions

Tepee poles with trees in the distance during snow storm.

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.

Visiting Big Hole National Battlefield During COVID-19
The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:


  • Big Hole National Battlefield Visitor Center, Wednesday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The park film is being shown every hour on the half hour at the visitor center. Visitors should check in with park rangers when they arrive at the visitor center to get an assigned seat to view the film.
  • Battlefield picnic area, grounds, and trails.
  • While the open areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and some services are limited .

Tips for Visiting and Protecting the Park
  • Please RecreateResponsibly, follow local health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.
  • Please continue to practice social distancing, avoid large groups, and stay 6 feet away from others. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • The National Park Service encourages you to follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.

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.

Last updated: July 25, 2020

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761


(406) 689-3155

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