Salmon Lake State Park

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Salmon Lake State Park


(406) 677-6804

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Things To Do


A natural impoundment, Salmon Lake is one of the beautiful links in the chain of lakes on the Clearwater River and just south of Seeley Lake. Immediately adjacent to Montana 83, this park is an access point to one of the beautiful lakes in the Clearwater River chain of lakes. Plan to fish, picnic, launch your boat, water-ski, read, review interpretive signs, or let your children get the wiggles out after a long drive in this woodland setting of western larch, ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir. Interpretive programs offered Saturday nights and some weekday evenings June through early August. This park is situated on 42 acres of land at 3,917 feet in elevation. It provides 20 sites with flush and vault toilets, showers, grills/fire rings, firewood, picnic tables, trash cans, RV dump station, drinking water and interpretive displays. RV/trailer units are limited in size of 25 feet and campers may stay 14 days during a 30-day period at this park, May through September.

Map of Salmon Lake (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 47.090579, -113.402081



  • Boating

    A dock and concrete ramp provide visitors with access to Salmon Lake, motorized and non-motorized boats are permitted.

  • Bicycling

    Cycling on roads and designated trails is a great way to explore the park.

  • Camping

    A campground with tent, RV, and trailer sites is open May through September. Firewood, drinking water, showers, and toilets are also provided, although their availability is limited in the winter.

  • Fishing

    A variety of fish inhabit Salmon Lake and the Clearwater River drainage, including rainbow, cutthroat, brown and bull trout, whitefish, kokanee salmon, perch and northern pike. Before baiting your hook, don't forget your fishing license, available at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional office or licensing agent.

  • Hiking

    About a tenth of a mile of hiking trails allows visitors to stretch their legs.

  • Picnicking

    A sheltered picnic site with tables, grills, and fire rings is available.

  • RVing

    A campground with RV sites is open May through September. Amenities include a dump station and electric and water hookups.

  • Water Sports

    The waters of Salmon Lake can be enjoyed by outdoor recreationists with a variety of boats and personal watercraft. Recreationists can explore the lake from the silence of a canoe or by taking in the thrill of water-skiing.


Camping is only available May through September.



5 miles south of Seeley Lake on Montana 83.

Phone Numbers


(406) 677-6804