We stayed at a couple of state parks in Northwest Montana, but this one was by far the best! We planned to spend a week in the area and had to split the stay between two parks. Placid was amazing! The water was perfect, campsites were easy to get in and out of. The bathrooms and showers were super clean. We ran into the same park manager again and he remembered us from our stay at another place. The campground hosts were great. We spent a little time in Seeley Lake and had some great food at The Ice Cream Place. We highly recommend it too - and get Huckleberry everything!
Salmon Lake is quite stunning. There's a nice boat launch and dock right off the highway. It's a busy spot for day use. We camped in our RV so we weren't bothered by the road noise, but if you were in a tent, it might be bothersome. Really impressed by the cleanliness of the shower and restrooms. We constantly saw staff during our 3-night stay. They were helpful and friendly. We met the park manager (Ryan I think). He came to talk to us about Bear safety and our grill. He gave the kids a state park ranger badge and a sucker. It was super nice to deal with someone who handles rules and enforcement tactfully. Now my son says he wants to be a park ranger 😂
Overall, this park was great but we would likely stay at a less busy park in the future.