Opening for Placid and Salmon Lake State Parks Delayed Due to Flooding
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 8, 2018

Montana State Parks ( has delayed the opening of Placid Lake State Park and Salmon Lake State Park due to spring flooding at both sites. To address public safety concerns and resource damage control, both parks will remain closed until further notice.

The parks were expected to open May 1 but high water levels in both lakes have resulted in flooding to park areas and roads. Extended flooding is expected due to weather conditions and excessive amounts of winter snowfall. Park staff will continue to monitor the situation, and the parks will open for the season once public safety concerns have been alleviated.

For current park conditions and updates visit: Montana State Parks apologizes for any inconvenience and would like to thank visitors for their patience.

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