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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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Evening stroll

We headed out to the park in the early evening. It was beautiful! The park was clean, well... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Megan A
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Lush beauty next to town

Escape the city and enjoy the quiet next to the river and the Giant Spring. Enjoy the beautiful Roe... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Riverrunner1
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Great Falls, Montana
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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 18 August 2017 via mobile

We headed out to the park in the early evening. It was beautiful! The park was clean, well maintained and was a lovely place to go for a walk to cool off after a hot day.More

Thank Megan A
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad your visit to the Park was enjoyable. We take pride in making sure the Park is clean and well maintained, thanks for noticing! The Park is really relaxing and beautiful in the evening. There is plenty of wildlife to see as they come...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Escape the city and enjoy the quiet next to the river and the Giant Spring. Enjoy the beautiful Roe River, the worlds shortest river. Tour the State Fish Hatchery. Or ... just relax under the shade of the many trees.More

Thank Riverrunner1
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Giant Springs State Park is a great get-away that's not far away from town. And it's so peaceful! To just sit by the Springs and enjoy the sounds of the rushing water and the leaves bustling in the breeze while taking in the views is...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

The highlights of the great park include the fish hatchery where you can see how the trout are grown and the viewing pool where you can feed the fish for a nickel. Also the shortest river, the Roe, which rises from underground springs beside the...More

Thank Mmarymomm
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You have captured all the great things about Giant Springs State Park! I might also mention the Great Falls, as those are definitely worth seeing as well. The best time for viewing any or all of the Falls in the area is in the spring,...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice Park. It has a nice scenic drive along the river to see some of the Falls. There is several turn-off's to stop at & read about that area & Falls. Hopefully in the future it will keep going & see the...More

Thank BonKos
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Giant Springs State Park! I hope you did make it out to the Great Falls, it is a little out of the way, but very much worth it. We are recently under new management, and we've got so...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a very pretty park on the banks of the Missouri River. Its most striking feature is a huge spring that was even mentioned by Lewis and Clark. The water from the spring runs via a very short river directly into the Missouri.More

Thank Thomas F
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Giant Springs State Park encompasses over 4600 acres. The Park includes all five dams, four waterfalls, the Springs, the fish hatchery, and over 25 miles of River's Edge Trail. While the main area of the Park, the Springs, is the major highlight of the Park,...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great walk around this great park full of interesting places, views and things to see. There are picnic areas, groomed green spaces and gardens, raw wild areas, interest points along the road all the way to the Rainbow Adam, the fish hatchery is awesome, with...More

Thank Tracy K
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Giant Springs State Park! There is, indeed, plenty to see and do here. Whether you are interested in history, geology, hydroelectricity, nature at its finest, or just a good walk outdoors, Giant Springs will not disappoint. There is...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

The idea that 150,000,000 gallons of spring water come out of this spring each day and merge with the waters of the Missouri River is hard to imagine. I've never seen water so crystal clear...ever. And the park is a beautiful place to take a...More

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Springs are such an extraordinary, natural feature. It is somewhat hard to believe that much fresh water is produced daily. Paris Gibson recognized the significance of the area and Springs and beautified the area by planting trees in the late 1800's. This makes some...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stopped here and ate our breakfast while on the Lewis and Clark trail. It was beautiful, clean, and utterly fascinating to see the giant springs and the shortest river in the world. Fish hatchery was an added bonus. Great for kids, adults, hikers and...More

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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Giant Springs is a great place to stop and relax while on vacation. Though, at the same time there is so much to see and do. I'm happy your experience here was enjoyable! I hope you were also able to make it out to the...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Although the Roe River is the world's shortest, the Springs were a peaceful and beautiful sight to visit. Not a long stop, but worth seeing.More

Thank KayG32
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Giant Springs State Park actually manages over 4600 acres, not just the Springs, Roe River, and the Hatchery. The Park includes the 5 dams in the area and the 4 waterfalls as well, including the Great Falls of the Missouri River. The main area of...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

On this trip to Great Falls we returned again to Giant Springs State Park. It was a very warm day and we knew with all the trees there it would be cool and quiet. It is very well maintained with restrooms. There are benches to...More

Thank Diane S
Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You've captured the Park so well! I'm so glad you came back and enjoyed your visit! We all work hard to keep up with the facilities and the grounds here at Giant Springs State Park, thanks for noticing! I hope you were able to make...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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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
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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