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Giant Springs State Park

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4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
+1 406-727-1212
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The Shortest River in the World!

The Shortest river in the world 300 feet. Right next door to a fish hatchery and the Missouri... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Charles B
wedding visit

Stopped by on a short visit to Great Falls, a must do to relax, walk along the river, beautiful for... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Michelle P
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
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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.More

Thank Charles B
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

The Roe River, aptly named because of the fish hatchery, is indeed the shortest river in the World and it's source is Giant Springs itself. The Springs produces over 156 million gallons of water everyday! Giant Springs Fish Hatchery is a must-see for Park visitors....More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Stopped by on a short visit to Great Falls, a must do to relax, walk along the river, beautiful for picturesMore

Thank Michelle P
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Giant Springs is the perfect place to relax and just take in the sounds of nature. Many folks come to the Park for wedding or family photo shoots. The Park does indeed lend a great backdrop. Please come back and see us soon! Thanks, Tamara...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful walk and view. Easy walking and very informative self guided tour. Paved path and hiking paths as well.More

Thank Chick4rabbit
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Giant Springs State Park manages over 25 miles of River's Edge Trail. The Trail has something for everyone. There are portions that are paved with little slope; there are single track dirt portions for a more advanced hike; and there are some more extreme biking...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoys going to Giant Springs because we can plan a picnic and play wiggle ball or frisbee in grass. Lots of shade and the park is well kept. You even get to see how the fish are bred and you get to feed...More

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Giant Springs State Park is such a great place for the whole family! As you've mentioned picnics, family games, and the hatchery are some of the many highlights here at the Park. We manage over 4,600 acres, which includes the five dams in the area,...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I was really impressed by my brief visit to the Giant Springs. The layout of the park is wonderful and allows for a great environment to take in the scenery. I enjoyed the information about the Spring itself and how it has supported many generations...More

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

I'm glad your visit to Giant Springs State Park was a pleasant one. Giant Springs has so much significance, whether it be the history, or geology, or just being in nature with many opportunities for recreation. Come back and see us soon! Thanks, Tamara Tollett...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Really interesting and beautiful place! It's perfect for a picnic and there is an interesting owl that lives close by!More

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Giant Springs is a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic with family and friends! Its always exciting to get a glimpse of the resident Great Horned Owl! There is something for everyone to enjoy here at the Park. Keep coming back to see us; maybe...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a "don't-miss" for anyone visiting Great Falls. In addition to a beautiful park, it holds part of the Lewis and Clark history, and so much more. There is a trout hatchery here as well. The spring is gorgeous, and maintains a constant temperature...More

1  Thank EEMoore
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thanks for the great review. Giant Springs is indeed a great place to watch for birds of all kinds, feed the fish at the hatchery, enjoy the Springs themselves, take in some history, and much more! There is something to be enjoyed all year round!...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We love to take the kids here and feed the fish. Great place to spend time with the grandkids and exploreMore

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Giant Springs State Park is the only Montana State Park with a fish hatchery on site. This is one of the many unique aspects of Giant Springs that makes it worth the visit. There are activities for everyone, and its a great place to spend...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beautiful place to collect your thoughts and enjoy the beauty. Great walking and biking trails. Very historicall sight. Can do shore fishing. Have picnics let the kids play, take in the many different birds. Crystal clear bubbling water pools you can see the fish swimming....More

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Giant Springs State Park is a great place for solitude and be surrounded by nature. On the other hand, its a great place to be with family and friends, have picnics, hike, or go fishing together. The Springs themselves are very significant and provide a...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

I love this park! It's the most beautiful one in Great Falls in my opinion. Lots of trees, a big hill kids can roll down, a playground, you can feed fish (bring nickles), unique trails!More

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Giant Springs State Park is a beautiful park with many opportunities for recreation for all ages. There are so many neat aspects to the Park: the history, the geologic significance, the trail system, and the wide open spaces and nature. Kiddos have a great time...More

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Hannahleigg
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
1 August 2016|
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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
9 May 2015|
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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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