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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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a nice, small park

This is a nice, small park on the north side of Great Falls. Located just past the Lewis and Clark... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Stephanie B
Great Falls, Montana
worlds shortest river

giant springs feeds the worlds shortest river: the Roe river @ 200ft. along with a fish hatchery... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Calgary, Canada
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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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4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is a nice, small park on the north side of Great Falls. Located just past the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center (which I highly recommend!), this has some lovely walking paths by the river, a small playground and tables, and a fish hatchery. It's...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 17 November 2017

giant springs feeds the worlds shortest river: the Roe river @ 200ft. along with a fish hatchery and at the rivers edge trail, so easy access, and close to interpretive center.

Thank 586donaldd
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We like to walk the rivers edge trail down to this quaint little park and relax. The scenery is pretty and has spots for a picnic or BBQ.

Thank Badwolf7373
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We stopped here to see Roe River - the world's shortest. From perfectly clear springs welling up to its merging with the Missouri all within a very short distance, the river and its surrounds were quite beautiful and serene.

Thank chmeee5
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Fun place for kids and adults, with opportunities to feed trout and explore nature. Beautiful park right on the river connected to River's Edge trail system.

Thank Tiffany K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Giant Springs is always beautiful - during any of the 4 Seasons.......a great place to take pictures and have fun with the family or just take a walk or jog!

Thank Darci N
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Went with my family and loved . It's a beautiful place to visit and just walk around. It is kept very nice.

Thank jordan s
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a beautiful view of the river. This has the world's shortest river in the area. The spring is beautiful. Well worth the time. It is a peaceful place.

Thank Donnagay1d
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Beautiful park to visit and walk around. Picnic tables and play area available. The fish hatchery is small but fun to see the fish and very informative. I will go back and visit when it's not cold out so I can really appreciate the area!More

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Giant Springs State Park is a very pleasant and versatile place. There is something for everyone! Whether you are just looking to enjoy the sun and the sights or you are more of and avid outdoorsperson, there is something for you. I'm glad you plan...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Some friends took us there after visiting the Lewis and Clark center. Nice little park that boosts about having the shortest river in the country. A sparkling clean spring that starts several hundred miles away and runs underground. It springs up right next to the...More

Thank Papalr1948
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

I'm so happy your visit to Giant Springs State Park was enjoyable! The main area of the Park is the main attraction, for sure, but we do manage over 4600 acres. The Park includes the 5 dams, 4 waterfalls, including the Great Falls of the...More

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Pat D
21 January 2018|
Response from Riverrunner1 | Reviewed this property |
From the parking lot to the spring it’s 400 yards approximately on a concrete sidewalk. There’s a nice ramp intended for handicap accessible access. I think you should have an enjoyable experience.
Pat D
20 January 2018|
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Response from Riverrunner1 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive down to and around the general area. To actually see the spring and the beautiful park area you need to walk the developed paths.
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