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Giant Springs State Park

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Address: 4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
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+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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
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Missoula, Montana
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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Clark C, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

I'm glad you came back to visit your old stomping grounds, and I'm glad your experience was pleasant. Giant Springs holds some great memories for a lot of people. There is quite a lot to do here at the Park, for adults and kids of all ages. Come back and see us soon! Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park... More 

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 scenery

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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Big Sky, Montana
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147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 shortest river in the US, at 201 ft. Walk along the river and see where... More 

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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 you are able to come back and visit us soon, maybe for one of our... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 enough folks have discovered this gem.

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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 picnic this year. Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 friends. Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Pasadena, California
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374 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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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Thank PasCaLady
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 in the World! Please come back again soon! Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park... More 

Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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Thank BozemanMike
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 see us soon! Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 come back and do some more exploring some day! Thanks, Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Thank JoMcDa
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 of our summer events or maybe just to enjoy a picnic in the sun. Thanks,... More 

Green Cove Springs, Florida
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91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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?

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Thank alexwolf2016
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

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 were specifically designed to preserve the Springs and to enhance the beauty of the Park.... More 

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