The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Montana Park of the Week: Placid Lake State Park

 

August 18, 2021

See the beautiful Clearwater and Swan River Valleys and enjoy this popular campground park known for its smooth water, good fishing and water sports.

Placid Lake was named after the Adirondack Mountains' Lake Placid by Hiram Blanchard, a New Yorker who moved to the area in 1892 to form the Clearwater Land and Livestock Company. A dam was completed below the lake's Owl Creek outlet in 1972, and the park was created in 1977.

The park offers an opportunity to view rednecked grebes, ospreys, common loons, and other species of waterfowl.

Located on a tributary of the Clearwater River, Placid La...



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