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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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Beautiful setting

Our toddlers had a great time in this beautiful park and especially enjoyed feeding the fish at the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Virginia L
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Evening stroll

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Megan A
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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
4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
+1 406-727-1212
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our toddlers had a great time in this beautiful park and especially enjoyed feeding the fish at the hatchery. Bring nickels :)

Thank Virginia L
Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Riverrunner1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank hsg52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jcjb997
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank KayG32
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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
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
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