Fort Drum Army Base
10th Mountain Division
10000 10th Mountain Division Drive, Fort Drum, NY 13602
In Fort Drum, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 11°F to 79°F and is rarely below -10°F or above 87°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 25 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 79°F and low of 61°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 4 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 38°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 11°F and high of 27°F.
The wetter season lasts 8.6 months, from April 8 to December 26, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on June 16. The drier season lasts 3.4 months, from December 26 to April 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 24% on February 3.
Getting to Know the Area
Fort Drum is located in northern New York’s picturesque North Country. The installation is in the middle of one of the most historically unique and geographically beautiful areas of the United States. Fort Drum is approximately 30 miles south of Canada, with the Great Lakes to the west, the Adirondack Mountains to the east, and the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands in between.
There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, including skiing, white water rafting, and hiking. There are also many family-friendly activities, restaurants, and shopping areas in the nearby city of Watertown.
Some points of interest include Sackets Harbor, Watertown Farmers Market, Thousand Island Winery, New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, Black River Trail Head, and Keewaydin State Park.