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Salmon Lake, MT

Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Mar 31 2016   Later Dates


Nestled between the majestic Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges, Salmon Lake provides a beautiful and tranquil setting to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing. 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.

Up the road check out the Seeley Lake Center and Museum displays featuring natural resource, Forest Service and logging history. For the bird enthusiast Seeley Lakes spring Loon Festival provides unique bird watching sights, the fall Tamarack Festival, and if you are looking for winter fun check out the Winter Festival and Race to the Sky sled dog race, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. For more information and special events contact Selley Lake Ranger Disctrict (406) 677-2233, Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce Museum (406) 677-2880, or the Swan Ecosystem Center in Condon (406) 754-3137.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Skiing - Water
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
Within 10 Miles
  • Jet Skiing
Alerts and Important Information
ADA designated campsites may only be reserved and occupied by a party who can provide proof of disability upon arrival. Proof of eligibility for at least one member of your party will be required in the form of a DMV (or other states equivalent) issued person with disabilities placard or disabilities motor vehicle license plate. The eligible member of your party must be an occupant of the site for the entire reserved period. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the cancellation of your reservation and forfeiture of your reservation fee. Additional cancellation fees will be applied.

Camping is allowed in designated areas only. All boats, trailers, rigs and motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking-spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the campsite parking-spur must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager. If no outside parking is available, a second campsite must be purchased.

Check-in time is 2:00pm for campsites (local time).

Check-out time is 1:00pm for campsites (local park time). Late checkouts may incur additional fees unless prior arrangements have been made with park staff.

The maximum capacity at each individually signed or numbered campsite is eight (8) people. This typically involves a single camping unit, which includes, but not limited to, a tent, motor home, camping bus, truck mounted camper shell, pull-type camper, or other device designed and commonly used for sleeping.

Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!

This is bear country and food storage and food waste rules apply. A locker is available for those traveling without a hard-sided vehicle to store food and other bear attractants. Bear resistant garbage dumpsters are located throughout the campground and must be used.

Pets must be kept on a leash. Please check with destination park staff for local restrictions.

Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00pm to 7:00am.

Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions..

In case of an emergency when visiting Montana State Parks, please dial 911. You may also wish to notify park staff for additional assistance if necessary.

For non-emergency assistance please contact park staff.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.094, -113.399
47°5'38"N, 113°23'56"W

Salmon Lake State Park is locate 5 miles south of Seeley Lake on Montana 83.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Salmon Lake
P.O. Box 136; 2329 Highway 83 N.
Seeley Lake  MT  59868

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)677-3731