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Giant Springs State Park

#3 of 34 things to do in Great Falls Features Animals
4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
+1 406-727-1212
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Best Park ever

We went to Giant Springs State Park because we wanted to see the Rainbow Dam. It was beautiful to... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Joshua M
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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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Interesting and Scenic Collection of Stops

This state park covers multiple locations along the Missouri River. This is a good way to spend... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
MontanaCraig
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Big Sky, 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 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 sceneryMore

1  Thank Joshua M
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 8 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...More

1  Thank MontanaCraig
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

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...More

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...More

1  Thank FoodEggspert
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love this place. There is something about nature and natural wonders of it. The geese and fish are plenty. The spring is lovely.More

1  Thank Laura E
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Giant Springs is a spectacular place. There is so much to see just minutes from Great Falls. We do have some great views and wildlife watching! Come back and join us for one of our summer events or maybe enjoy a picnic with family and...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful springs in a large pool that flow through a very short river to the Missouri River. Just a lovely park with lots of birds and beautiful views. From here you can take a wonderful walk along the river to the Lewis ad Clark Interpretive...More

Thank PasCaLady
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

I'm so glad you stopped at Giant Springs! We do have many hiking trails and access to some pretty spectacular views. The Springs itself produces 156 million gallons of water everyday. And that does, indeed, flow into the Roe River, one of the shortest rivers...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not only are the Springs a sight to see, they hold big rainbow trout that slowly meander around while you take in the views. This is a idealic spot for a picnic with lots of space to move about. Well kept and clean.More

Thank BozemanMike
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thanks for the comment! I too enjoy watching those big trout swim in the Springs. Giant Springs State Park is a large park with over 4,600 acres, many hiking trails, and spectacular views of four waterfalls, as well as the Springs! Please come back and...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Coming from the Missouri Ozarks where there is a spring and a river about every other mile (or so it seems), I was a little skeptical anything deeming itself Giant would be underwhelming. Thankfully, I was wrong. Giant Springs State Park does indeed hold a...More

Thank Zach S
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Wow! Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad that your visit wasn't a disappointment and that you enjoyed yourself, here and at the Buffalo Jump. Giant Springs State Park also boasts over 25 miles of river's edge trail, and includes four waterfalls. Hopefully you can...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my kids today! My toddler loved crossing the bridge and feeding the fish. Definitely a place you need to keep a close eye on any non swimmers and a stroller would easily navigate the walkways. Bring nickels for fish food.More

Thank JoMcDa
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

We are glad you had a good visit to Giant Springs! It is definitely a great place for the kids to play, as long as you've got an eye on them. Feeding the fish is tons of fun! Come back later this summer for one...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lots of water comes out of the bank, into an artificial holding area. There are fish in the water. Sound like fun?More

Thank alexwolf2016
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Giant Springs is one of the largest freshwater springs in the country. It produces 156 million gallons of water everyday. The historic rock retaining area was most likely built by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in the 1930's. This and other concrete and rock features...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited this tranquil place in the Fall. With all the different colours the place looked magical. The water is so pristine you feel like drinking it right from the spring, and the view is amazing from so many angles. It's definitely worth visiting.More

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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Giant Springs in the Fall is a beautiful sight; the colors are amazing! The kiddos love to play in the leaves! The freshwater of the Springs can be mesmerizing to look at while it flows constantly. I hope you can come visit again soon, maybe...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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