Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Placid Lake State Park

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.

Did you know that the official Montana State Parks license plate is a rendition of the famous Monte Dolack painting "Placid Lake at Sunset?" You can take the renowned eveni...


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