Fort Leonard Army Base

United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School, United States Army Engineer School, United States Army Military Police School, United States Army Transportation Corps, 5th Engineer Battalion

Replacement Avenue, Building 486, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8935


In Fort Leonard Wood, the summers are hot, muggy, and wet; the winters are very cold; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 89°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 98°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 1 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 89°F and low of 69°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 27 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 26°F and high of 44°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from March 18 to September 12, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on May 27. The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from September 12 to March 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on January 13.

Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in Fort Leonard Wood, MO is 17% higher than the Missouri average and 6% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Fort Leonard Wood, MO are 2% higher than the Missouri average and 5% lower than the national average.
Getting to Know the Area

Fort Leonard Wood is a gateway to the Missouri Ozarks, a sportsman’s paradise offering any camper, hiker, float-tripper, four-wheel-drive enthusiast, canoeist, dirt biker or horseback rider could find the leisure time to do. For fishermen, the rivers and streams flowing through and near the post are crystal clear, providing an ideal home for small-mouth and large-mouth bass, goggle eye (rock bass), bluegill, catfish, stocked trout and more. Hunters will find the woods thick with deer, rabbit, squirrel, quail and wild turkey. Cave lovers will be happy to hear that Missouri is often called the Cave State. There are several caves on the Fort Leonard Wood installation, and new caves are discovered statewide each year. Some of the larger caves are commercially operated and provide guided tours, while many more are open for all levels of spelunking.  In addition to outdoor sports, museums, Civil War battlefields, historic homes and buildings, shopping and antiques, concerts, big league sports, plays and ballets are all within driving distance of Fort Leonard Wood.


Some points of interest include Waynesville Splash Park, Meramac Caverns, Boiling Spring Campground, Downtown Waynesville, and Cedar Ridge Trails.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

St. Louis Cardinals
Ozark Boat