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Giant Springs State Park

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Address: 4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
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+1 406-727-1212
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs State Park are...

See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs State Park are limitless- there is so much to see & do with over 4600 acres of front & backcountry & 20 miles of trail. Most people come for the beautiful springs (first described by Lewis and Clark in 1805), BUT there is so much more to do! Giant Springs offers opportunities for Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Bird/wildlife watching, Photography. There is also much to see: The Springs, River Overlooks, the Fish Hatchery, The Falls and More! Visit the ranger station for guided tours/walks, children's activities, summer programming or for questions.

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visitation and walk-through displays is great.

The Giant Springs State Park is a great place to take family and visiting relatives to view the fishery and the giant springs themselves. A very lovely park and recreation area... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
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Great Falls, MT, United States
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Great Falls, MT, United States
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Giant Springs State Park is a great place to take family and visiting relatives to view the fishery and the giant springs themselves. A very lovely park and recreation area for the entire family.

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

Giant Springs is a great place for the whole family! There is a lot to learn about the geological aspects of the Springs as well as the history surrounding the area. Its also a wonderful place to take a walk or hike and watch wildlife, and then have a picnic! Thanks, and we hope to see you soon! Thanks, Tamara... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Here you see the world's shortest river (the Roe), a fish hatchery +museum as well as a special spot along the Missouri. The River's Edge Trail will bring you here as well as the road.

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

The Roe River is one of the many treasures here at Giant Springs. The Springs itself produces over 156 million gallons of water everyday! The water comes from the Little Belt Mountains 40 miles to the Southeast and travels in an underground aquifer until it surfaces at the Springs. Its pretty amazing! The Trail system is expansive, and there are... More 

Great Falls
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great spot close to town with fantastic views of Missouri River. Park is developed with many picnic areas that are spread out nicely. The point of interest with Giant Springs and the Roe River is great. Don't miss taking in the the Fish hatchery and hiking up the trails along the river. Great for an afternoon outing.

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

Giant Springs is a great spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of town, and yet its only a few minutes from town! The Springs, the Roe River, the trail system, and the breathtaking views are all wonderful aspects of the Park. Not to mention the four waterfalls and many recreational opportunities that abound. Please keep coming back... More 

Minneapolis
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Beautiful park for people of all ages! I've been visiting this park since I was a little girl ... now when we visit my family, my kids are enjoying and building their own memories. Watching the trout in the hatchery is so much fun! Love this place!

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

Giant Springs is definitely fun for everyone! The fish and wildlife are some of the few highlights of the Park. I'm glad that you and your family are making memories here at the Park. We should have some great summer activities and events to partake in. Keep coming back to visit us! Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Great Falls, Montana
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful evening concert. Walk along the river, take in the worlds shortest river and a gorgeous flowing freshwater spring. Tour the fish hatchery or watch the multitudes of birds. This haven is a relaxing place to enjoy a day or evening with family or to find quite solitude.

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you enjoyed one of our summer concerts. We hope to have a few more this summer! Giant Springs can be a pretty happening place when we've got live music, but it can also be such a peaceful place with nothing but the sounds of the water and the birds. Come see us again soon! Thanks, Tamara... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful area. Well maintained and just KOOL! The world's shortest river (Roe River) is in this park. There is a fish gatchery and great grounds. In the Summer, however, be sure to be prepared for "skeeters"!

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

There are so many wonderful aspects to Giant Springs. The Springs itself, the Roe River, the Missouri River (being the largest river in the country), and the four beautiful waterfalls. We do our best to keep up with maintenance and cleanliness, thank you! Come see us again soon! Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Missoula, Montana
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

As a kid we used to walk down to the Springs all the time. It was great fun back then, but even better now, with the trails tying in with the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and River's Edge trail system. It's a must see for anybody visiting Great Falls. Lots of area to picnic in, lots of room for... More 

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

I'm glad you came back to visit your old stomping grounds, and I'm glad your experience was pleasant. Giant Springs holds some great memories for a lot of people. There is quite a lot to do here at the Park, for adults and kids of all ages. Come back and see us soon! Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park... More 

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Giant Springs State Park because we wanted to see the Rainbow Dam. It was beautiful to see and you can easily walk your dog in beautiful scenery

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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Rainbow Dam! Giant Springs State Park also encompasses four other dams and two other waterfalls, including the Great Falls of Montana. Also, you can now walk your dog off-leash in certain areas of the Park! Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Big Sky, Montana
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147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This state park covers multiple locations along the Missouri River. This is a good way to spend time with the kids and there are plenty of places to picnic, play, learn, and take pictures.I particularly enjoyed the Giant Springs. These crystal clear waters produce the shortest river in the US, at 201 ft. Walk along the river and see where... More 

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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

I am so glad you explored the many locations Giant Springs State Park encompasses! There is so much to do here at the park: hiking, biking, boating, fishing, picnicking, feeding the fish, and learning about history and conservation, just to name a few! I hope you are able to come back and visit us soon, maybe for one of our... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Our family visits here once a week. Feed the trout for a nickle, walk through the well maintained park. Gaze at the massive rainbow trout, and look at one of the most beautiful springs in the lower 48. No complaints. Fairly quiet too as not enough folks have discovered this gem.

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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

Giant Springs State Park is a natural wonder. And the fish and wildlife watching is such fun! We do our best to keep things as clean and maintained as possible, thanks! Hopefully you can join us for one of our summer events, or maybe a picnic this year. Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

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