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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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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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Walk with Lewis and Clark

Right down from the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, you will find an oasis of green grass, beautiful shade trees, picnic areas, a playground and a fish farm all within an... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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Great Falls, Montana
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Right down from the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, you will find an oasis of green grass, beautiful shade trees, picnic areas, a playground and a fish farm all within an easy walk of the banks of the Missouri River. You can sit or walk next to the Roe River (the shortest river in the world) as it flows into... More 

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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 Giant Springs State Park! Please come back and join us for one of our summer events next time. Or maybe enjoy a nice picnic in the Park surrounded by the lush greenery and scenery. Thanks! Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

On a hot afternoon, walking around the Giant Springs can be refreshing. No swimming. There are benches around the springs and Missouri River to relax and read. Also, there is a large grassy sloped area for a picnic or nap. State parks are free to Montana residents.

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

Giant Springs is a great place to come and relax, whether you sit near the Springs to hear the sound of the rushing water, or take an afternoon nap on the grass. A person could swim in the Missouri River if they wanted, but not in the Springs. Montana residents pay their Parks Day Use Fees when they register their... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

It is a cute little park with small Rapids of the Missouri River . It is not more than a 15 minute walk around it . Not really worth the stop .

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

Giant Springs State Park is actually over 4,600 acres. The Park encompasses 5 dams, 4 waterfalls, the Springs, the fish hatchery, the shortest River in the World (the Roe River), and the longest River in the Country (the Missouri River). There is also access to over 25 miles of trails throughout the Park. I hope you can come back and... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife and I went for a bike ride on Sunday the 21st. We went by Giant Springs State Park. It was beautiful and relaxing. A good group of people, but not packed. Everyone lounging around visiting and walking the area. A vender was selling water and juice. (Very nice). The information window was open and a very pleasant lady... More 

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

Giant Springs is a great place to ride bikes and take in the views. There are also a lot of people who take advantage of the lush greenery by simply relaxing in the park or taking a walk. I'm so happy that I was able to answer all of your questions. :-) Thanks for visiting, come back and see us... More 

Whitefish, Montana
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

What a wonderful walking/biking path along the river. The park is so pretty a wedding was going on while we were there.

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

With the magnificent beauty of the Park, many folks come to the Park to take their wedding photos. Giant Springs also boasts access to over 25 miles of River's Edge Trail; the views are breathtaking. I hope you can come back and join us for one of our summer events! Thanks! Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a must see. It's located in a beautiful park that's filled with spruce and other evergreen trees and its on the river. The natural springs bubble up and spill over into the river making a small waterfall. The colors in the spring pool are lovely. There is a small bridge you can walk over the springs. There's also... More 

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

Giant Springs is full of wildlife; there is so much to see and do. The Park encompasses 5 dams, 4 waterfalls, the Springs, the shortest River in the World (the Roe River) and the longest River in the Country (the Missouri River). I'm so glad that you had such a great visit. Come back and see us soon! Tamara Tollett... More 

Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

After visiting the springs, I hiked along the Missouri River on miles of paved trails. I also stopped at the Lewis and Clark interpretive center along the trail. A great place to experience the majesty of the Missouri River and the great plains.

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

Giant Springs State Park is a great place to enjoy miles of trials and magnificent views! I hope you can come back and visit us for one of our summer concerts or another fun event next time. Thanks! Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Giant Springs hasn't changed a bit. Great place to visit on a hot summer day in Great Falls. Plenty of shade with places to sit and relax. Wrapping your head around the fact that 156 million gallons of water bubbles up each and every day of the year is mind blowing. Discovered during the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

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

Giant Springs State Park is a great place to relax in the summer. The Springs are a beautiful, amazing, natural phenomena that is hard to fully grasp. There is a lot of history here at the Park, as it was indeed first documented in the Lewis & Clark Journals. Thanks! Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Seeing the springs bubble up from the Earth into the clearest water I have ever seen was amazing! We went there to hike, however, and encountered some difficulties because the trails were not well marked. Overall, a nice stop when in Great Falls.

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

The Springs is amazing! The River's Edge Trail System is very extensive and immaculate! Next time grab a River's Edge Trail map to help you along. Glad you had a good visit. Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Brunswick, Ohio
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The spring was very peaceful and lovely to visit. The kids playground was a great surprise for my 4 year old. I was disappointed in the hatchery - it wasn't open.

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

Giant Springs is very peaceful. I'm glad you and your kiddo enjoyed your visit to the Park. The Hatchery is open 8-4:30pm daily, sorry you missed it. Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

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