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Giant Springs State Park

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Address: 4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405-0902
Phone Number: +1 406-727-1212
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs State Park are...

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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Concert in the park

Beautiful evening concert. Walk along the river, take in the worlds shortest river and a gorgeous flowing freshwater spring. Tour the fish hatchery or watch the multitudes of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Great Falls, Montana
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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful evening concert. Walk along the river, take in the worlds shortest river and a gorgeous flowing freshwater spring. Tour the fish hatchery or watch the multitudes of birds. This haven is a relaxing place to enjoy a day or evening with family or to find quite solitude.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful area. Well maintained and just KOOL! The world's shortest river (Roe River) is in this park. There is a fish gatchery and great grounds. In the Summer, however, be sure to be prepared for "skeeters"!

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a kid we used to walk down to the Springs all the time. It was great fun back then, but even better now, with the trails tying in with the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and River's Edge trail system. It's a must see for anybody visiting Great Falls. Lots of area to picnic in, lots of room for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 scenery

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Big Sky, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 shortest river in the US, at 201 ft. Walk along the river and see where... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 enough folks have discovered this gem.

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1 Thank FoodEggspert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Center. A highlight of our trip across Montana.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 giant spring, the world's shortest river (or one of them) and a hatchery. Visitors can... More 

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