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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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Great place to get outside!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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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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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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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 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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

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 join us for one of our many simmer events! Thanks! Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State... More 

Zachary, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

View the giant springs. Nice easy walk around the springs. Inside the hall there was a fish (rainbow trout) hatchery. We were not allowed to tour the vat room but we could see the vats through windows. Outside was a vat where you could see fish and also feed them.

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Thank rvinci1
Jason P, Manager at Giant Springs State Park, responded to this review

The Springs itself are quite significant and produce fresh water from the Little Belt Mountains over 40 miles away! The hatchery is fun for everyone, especially feeding the fish! Giant Springs State Park also encompasses over 25 miles of trails with breathtaking scenery. And we can't forget the five dams and four waterfalls, including the Great Falls of the Missouri... More 

Silverthorne, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

So they took a beautiful springs and put in a fish hatchery. Plus put a concrete walkway around it. Not my type of place.

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Thank RinTulsa
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 concrete bridge that spans the Missouri River side of the Springs was built in 1933. Most likely by the WPA (Works Progress Administration). This and other concrete and rock features were specifically designed to preserve the Springs and... More 

Big Sky MT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The springs are located on the Missouri River east of Great Falls MT. It is an easy drive. On the way you will see the great falls of the Missouri. Lewis & Clark had trouble getting around it. Giant Springs is a state park and fish hatchery. The hatchery uses the pure water of the springs to raise trout. The... 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 the Park! I think the Falls you are referring to is Black Eagle Falls, which is the first of the four heading downstream. Then, there is Rainbow Falls and Crooked Falls, and then the Great Falls of the Missouri. All of which is part of Giant Springs State Park! The Great Falls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Such a beautiful place to take a break and find beauty! I love to take my pup and just relax and enjoy one of the places that makes Great Falls such a wonderful place to live! I always bring visitors here!

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

So happy you enjoy your visits to the Park! The natural beauty and scenery can be very relaxing. The Springs are always a sight to see, with the amount of water it produces everyday. Keep bringing your visitors here, and maybe join us for one of our summer events! Thanks! Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Great Falls, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

It is right in the water and beside the fish hatchery. Smallest River in the world is also located there. Lots of large grassy open areas and jungle gyms for children.

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

Giant Springs State Park is indeed located right along the Missouri River, the longest river in the country. We are also home to the shortest river in the World, the Roe River. The Springs itself are one of the largest Springs in the country, producing 156 million gallons of water every day! Come see us again soon! Tamara Tollett Giant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This was a perfect spot to stop and have a picnic lunch. Not too big not too small and it was absolutely beautiful. My 15 month old grandson loved the playground and the park had a lot of area for him to walk and run around.

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

Giant Springs is a great place for kiddos to run and play! The natural setting is great for picnicking. The path to the Springs and along the River has some great views and wildlife watching opportunities. Maybe next time you can join us for one of our many summer events. Thanks! Tamara Tollett Giant Springs State Park Ranger More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We walked to the park from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center next door. There's a pleasant paved path along the river. The spring itself is sort of a natural wonder, and the on-site fish hatchery building was fun to visit briefly.

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Giant Springs State Park! We also encompass the five dams and four waterfalls in the area, including the Great Falls. Folks enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, biking, picnicking, or just relaxing in the beautiful natural setting. I hope you can join us for one or more of these activities next time! Thanks! Tamara Tollett... More 

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