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Giant Springs State Park

#3 of 33 things to do in Great Falls Features Animals
4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
+1 406-727-1212
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Interesting and beautiful

Great views and beautiful scenery. Great for a leisurely stroll along the river. Trout hatchery... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Renee N
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Efland, North Carolina
Great place to visit; free of charge

Very clear water, lots of trout to see. Education: Interesting to discover the water at Giant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pamela H
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Burlington, Wisconsin, United States
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great views and beautiful scenery. Great for a leisurely stroll along the river. Trout hatchery small but interesting. Beware of rattlesnakes though.

Thank Renee N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clear water, lots of trout to see. Education: Interesting to discover the water at Giant Springs takes 50 years to travel from the mountain, underground to the springs.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went mountain biking here with a friend. Trails were nice, a little steep for me but not too bad. Lots of yucca but the views were gorgeous and the people were friendly.

1  Thank Andrea A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here the water bubbles out of the rocks after traveling through the Belt Mountains and is crystal clear. It travels into both the longest U.S. River, the Missouri and the shortest river, the Roe which is only 208 ft long. A must see.

Thank mgalex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's peaceful and pretty there. The springs are beautiful and to see and to feed the huge trout is fun.

Thank nancylittlejohn
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The area around the springs itself is not very large, maybe 30 yards across, but the size and volume of the spring is very surprising. The walkway around the spring is only a sidewalk wide; if you have vertigo you might want to avoid that...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I like to walk the rivers edge and also read the facts of the site.The trout feeding area is a must do for young and old, bring your nickels. Be prepared to keep the kids in check, there are unsafe hazards and a lack of...More

Thank cprgrl
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have been going here all of my life also. From the shortest river to feeding the fish, to just relaxing & enjoying the spectacular views. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Moerygar65
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our friends took us to see the worlds shortest river before we left town. We didn't spend much time walking along the Missouri River due to the weather was cooperating that day but on a good day you could spend the day relaxing.

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Shortest river in the world 300 feet. Right next door to a fish hatchery and the Missouri River. Walk in Lewis and Clarks foots steps, they found this fresh water spring on their westward trip of exploration.

Thank Charles B
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Hannahleigg
Is there a park fee and is there a time that this close for the season?
6 September 2016|
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Response from Clark C | Property representative |
Hi Hannah, Residents of Montana pay their Parks Day Use Fees when they register their vehicles in the State Of Montana. If they opt-out of the registration fee, then they, along with Non-residents are required to pay at... More
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Julie B
If I have 4 hours to hike at Giant Springs State Park, which side of the river should I choose?
1 August 2016|
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Response from Clark C | Property representative |
It really depends on what you are looking for in a hike. There are hiking trails on both the North Shore and the South Shore of Giant Springs State Park.The trails near the Springs and the hatchery are all paved, but provide... More
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Beckycrew
Where is the fish hatchery
9 May 2015|
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Response from Clark C | Property representative |
Starswept and Frank are correct. The fish hatchery is located next to the Missouri River behind the springs at Giant Springs State Park. Just follow the sidewalk down past the Ranger Station (aka info center). On your... More
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