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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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This is one of my favorite places to take my family on nice days. We have a little picnic, feed the fish, walk around and end our day at the park with our son. Well taken care of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to take my family on nice days. We have a little picnic, feed the fish, walk around and end our day at the park with our son. Well taken care of and beautiful!

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Great Falls, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A lovely park on Missouri River. The shortest river (the Roe) enters the Missouri here. The park is a fun family spot. Good for picnics and family meetings. There are trails for walking and various birds can be spotted. The fish hatchery is always fun for kids.

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Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

There are many places to walk and hike and see nature. You can feed the fish, have a picnic and enjoy the birds and beauty. The Giant Spring is beautiful.

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Calgary Ab
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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The fish hatchery is small but sufficient. The outdoor artificial pond is neat with gianormous trouts! You can feed them by buying fish food in the machines for a nickel! Too bad I didn't have a nickel on me otherwise I would totally have! The Giant Springs is one of the nicest I've seen. Crystal clear water with beautiful water... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Also thanks for taking the time to write an excellent review! If you ever pass through again-stop by the ranger station-we can not only answer any of your questions or give you a tour, but we have plenty of nickels to exchange so that you can have your chance to feed the fish the... More 

Great Falls
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The fish hatchery is only open certain hours. To wonder through the park is a great way to relax. There are trails in different places. The Giant Springs is something that I enjoy taking pictures of and just watching. The water just keeps coming up from down deep. The Rowe river is a very short river. For a camera buff... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! And I totally agree that Giant Springs State Park is a treasure trove when it comes to photography. Not only are the springs especially beautiful day-to-day, but there is an abundance of wildlife to photograph - my personal favorites are the Great-Horned Owl parents who are nesting this year-here's to... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I must add this before I begin my review. My husband and I went fishing in October, we did not catch anything but it was just the fact we were in such a beautiful setting having fun is what mattered. About 30 minutes into our expedition lo and behold a Ranger comes up to us,he was very friendly and asked... More 

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

Thank you so much for the raving review and what a great story! We're happy that you enjoy your visits to the park and hope you continue to do so. Please feel free to stop by the Ranger Station if you ever need something. We strive to make sure our park remains accessible for all and are more then happy... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to go take a walk any time of the year. We love to take the dogs and walk the trails or take a picnic lunch and sit in the grass in the summer. My camera comes with me every single time because we usually always see something cool. Bald eagles or owls in... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review! We are glad you enjoy each and every one of your visits and continue to do so! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This Montana State park is beautiful! There is reception center, which is opened to the public for information. It has a very interesting display of local wild life. Stop in to get maps of the area, talk to a park ranger and/or sign your child up for the Junior Ranger Program. The park also has a very interesting fish hatchery... More 

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

Much thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit here. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We walked down from the path and were amazed at the natural beauty. There was these cool bird nests with lots chatter. The path was alive with wildlife and the springs were very nice.. Would go back if we drive through Great Falls again.

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

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you greatly enjoyed your visit here at Giant Springs. If you have time during your pass through Giant Springs next time we suggest stopping by the Ranger Station. We'd love to chat or even provide a guided tour of your choice. More 

Great Falls, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

what a wonderful place to go with the kids , I prefer to walk around rather than look at the fish but it is a beautiful place,

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

So glad you enjoy your visits! Feel free to stop by the Ranger Station if the kids would like to do some hand's on activities and hopefully you'll be able to make it to some of our kids programming starting in March. More 

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