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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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A place to wonder

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Frank K
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Great Falls
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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Eagle River, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is my favorite place in Great Falls, I love sitting on the benches and watching the springs bubble up through the water and run over the rocks of the shortest river, Roe river, and run to the great Missouri River. The water is so clear you can see the fish and vegetation growing in it, really beautiful!!!!! Make sure... More 

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

So glad to hear that you've been enjoying your visits to our park and we hope you continue to return! Feel free to stop by the Ranger Station to chat with a Ranger, we're always happy to chat with you about the park. More 

Great Falls, Montana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Perfect for Jogging, bike riding, family time, romantic walks, fishing and just to reflect. Love this place, it has everything you would like. Early morning runs to evening walks. The view, sound of the River and wildlife are abundant. I saw a Red Fox while walking my dogs in the evening. Beautiful. Great trails. One can really come to appreciate... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed yourself here at Giant Springs and what a lucky find with the red fox sighting! If you're looking for more cool wildlife sightings-right now is a great time to hear Great Horned Owl calls in the evenings and if you are close to the nest box you may even spot one or both of them! Thanks... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a great place for a family walk along the Missouri. fun place to fish, visit a fish hatchery, picnic, listen to an occasional concert and view one of the worlds shortest rivers.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Beautiful park area - shortest river in the world was great - it was very cold but the surrounding scenery was beautiful.

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