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Placid Lake State Park | Seeley Lake, Montana

State or Provincial Park
Placid Lake

Placid Lake State Park is a favorite of locals and visitors. Located on a tributary of the Clearwater River it is known for its river and lake recreational offerings. Enjoy swimming, fishing, and boating on the calm waters. We guarantee you will want to stay and explore the 31 acre state park, so why not set up camp in one of the 40 campsites. Conveniently located 14 minutes from the town of Seeley Lake you have quick access to shops, a grocery store, restaurants, and additional recreational opportunities.

Driving Directions to Key Access Points

From Seeley Lake, MT 14 min (7.7 mi)

Head south on MT-83 S toward Cedar Ln 4.6 mi, Turn right onto N Placid Lake Rd 0.5 mi, Continue straight onto Placid Creek Rd 2.3 mi, Turn left onto S Placid Lake Rd 75 ft, Turn right onto N Placid Lake Rd 0.3 mi

From Missoula, MT 56 min (51.4 mi)

Take Grand Ave and N 2nd St W to Old U.S. 93 E/N Orange St 51 s (0.2 mi), Take MT-200 E and MT-83 N to N Placid Lake Rd 49 min (48.2 mi),Take Placid Creek Rd to N Placid Lake Rd 7 min (3.1 mi)

Highlights of this State or Provincial Park

  • Bird Hunting
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Interpretive Campground Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Fishing
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • RV Camping
  • Swimming
  • Tent Camping
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Key Access Points to this State or Provincial Park

Entrance is off of North Placid Lake Road. The day use and Campground entrances are signed.


Best Seasons or Dates to Visit


Park Open 5/1 through 11/30

7 am - 10 pm

*Lake Placid State Park and Salmon Lake State Park historically have the highest visitation of state parks in the Missoula area, so it is recommended you make weekend camping reservations far in advance. Click here to reserve a campground site.