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Giant Springs State Park and Fish Hatchery

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Address: 4600 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT
Phone Number: +1 406-727-1212
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Description: See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs are limitless- there...
See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs are limitless- there is so much to see & do with over 4500 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 clean locale and a wonderful spot for a picnic. The trail is easily navigated with all manner of items-strollers, wheelchairs, leashes, bikes, rollerblades. Nice shade and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great clean locale and a wonderful spot for a picnic. The trail is easily navigated with all manner of items-strollers, wheelchairs, leashes, bikes, rollerblades. Nice shade and beautiful scenery. Even has a bit of shade in the parking area. Not sure of price as it was a free day when we went. If it cost much I would say no... More 

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alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Interesting place down the street from the Lewis and Clark center. There was a wedding going on which looked like a lot of fun. The park is located on the Missouri river and the drive up to the park has excellent views of some of the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very nice walking, biking,jogging trail don't forget to bring your dog. There is over two miles of walking trails that follow the Missouri River. Beautiful birds and mule deer to enjoy.

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

We are delighted you had such a great visit to park! -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Edmond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to arrive on a free fee day - not sure what the normal fee was. But it is an interesting geologic feature where the Madison limestone formation comes to the surface to give a big bubbling spring. A nice park, clos to one of the water falls on the Missouri, so you an see two features fairly... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

As a Great Falls native I can say that Giant Springs is one of my favorite places to go. If you are visiting it should be on your list of places to check out! It has a HUGE natural spring, one of the worlds smallest rivers, and a feeding pond full of some of the biggest trout you'll see. You... More 

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

Yup you've hit all the great things we have to offer here at Giant Springs State Park! Hope you continue to enjoy each of visits! Francine Sanchez AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Canton, Ohio
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was a beautiful day and there were so many families walking the paths and spending time by the beautiful waters edge.

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Centennial, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Giant Spring State Park is a nice quite walk along the Missouri River. Seeing the river just on the other side of the walkways is very impressive, it was very fast moving when we were there. The spring is really a bunch of small springs contain in a very large pool. this is a cold spring as opposed to... More 

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

Glad you had such an exquisitely peaceful visit to Giant Springs State Park! Much Thanks Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Peoria, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This park holds many memories for our family but its also a trout hatchery, walking&hiking path, picnic and party spot. Our grandkids left with many mosquito bites this day in June but enjoyed it anyway.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit despite the mosquitoes! Hope your return again soon and hopefully those buggars won't be biting! Thanks! Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is just a short stop. 15 minutes and you've seen it all. Very interesting about how far the water travels and how long it takes to get to this point.

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

We're sorry that you missed more then half of what our park has to offer! We have more then 4000 acres of land that includes both paved and dirt trails along the Missouri that connect with the River's Edge Trail. Additionally you seem to have also missed the many falls (Black Eagle, Rainbow, Morony, and not to forget the Great... More 

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84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We packed picnic lunch to eat after Lewis and Clark Center. Amazing scenery, water facts, walkway and grass to relax. A visit here gives more meaning and understanding of water and the area. There were very few people maybe because of the wind, but it didn't stop us from enjoying this oasis.

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

Good thing you didn't let a little wind keep you from visiting the park-glad you were able to enjoy a wonderful day anyways. Much Thanks Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

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Address: 4600 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT
Phone Number: +1 406-727-1212
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Great Falls

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