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Giant Springs State Park and Fish Hatchery

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Address: 4600 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
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 great place to take a visitor on a hot day

It is always refreshing there. The cool air coming off the springs as we walked around the springs felt so good. The coloring of the springs is always changing as the plant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is always refreshing there. The cool air coming off the springs as we walked around the springs felt so good. The coloring of the springs is always changing as the plant life changes. There are Canada Geese around the area a lot of the times. This time we saw some pelicans. They are a large bird. We looked at... More 

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Lethbridge, Ab
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My family had visited this site several times when I was a young girl. We loved coming to feed the fish in the hatchery. Last week (40 years later) we were in Great Falls and I wanted to take my husband. They have really made this area a beautiful place to visit. If you aren't a Montana resident, you pay... More 

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

We love it when people who grew up visiting the park come back to visit because they had such great memories! Hope you had a great time! -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We come here constantly with our daughter. There are great trails for walking and biking, a lovely park, playground and good fishing facilities as well.

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

We strive to make Giant Springs the perfect place for families to hang out so we are glad you are able to enjoy it with yours! Hope you continue to enjoy having fun in the park. -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Kalispell, Montana
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It is worth your time when in Great Falls to visit Giant Springs. I don't know of any other place like it. While not a super "spectacular" site, it is pretty amazing to see the large amount of water coming out from underground.

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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I grew up near Giant Springs and would often hang out here just listening to the water rustle by. The park has been improved since my last visit and it is now an official state park (which means you need to pay $6 if you are not a Montana resident). The trails and walkways in the area are fun and... More 

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

We absolutely love it when we hear stories from those who grew up around the springs! We're glad that the springs and the park although changed somewhat since your last visit still provides you with joy. Hope you had a lovely stroll down memory lane! -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Emerald Green State, United States
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The shortest river in the world? You bet! Guinness Book of Records states so. The parking is ample. Peace and quite. Actual trout swimming in the giant pool. Watching them going by from the walking deck was a treat. Amazing place for a peaceful meditation and a picnic. We felt blessed to find this place. HIGHLY recommend to visit!!

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

We're happy that you have such a tranquil visit to the park and hope you plan to return again another time! Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Billings, Montana
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Made a short stop here on our way to Glacier National Park. Beautifully maintained park with paved walking trails, picnic tables, a playground, and allows puppy dogs. A nice place to stretch the legs, view the Missouri river, and have a picnic lunch.

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

We are glad that Giant Sprigs State Park was able to provide what I am sure was a much needed rest on your long trip from Billings to Glacier! Hope you a had a good rest of you trip! -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Red Deer
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135 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a wonderful oasis beside the Missouri River. There is something for visitors of all ages - feeding trout, learning about the springs, walking across the Roe River, taking photos, fishing, picnics - you name it! There is a great playground for kids, too. Out of state visitors need to pay a fee to visit this park, but it... More 

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

We agree! We hope you were able to enjoy all the wonderful amenities of Giant Springs State Park and hope you return again soon! More 

Walla Walla, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went for a wedding and there was another one happening the same day! lol! Beautiful place! I loved going there!

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Great Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Whenever we have folks visiting we bring them to Giant Springs and they love it. The boys have fished, climbed up & down & around the riverwalk. My MIL had never seen an Aspen tree in person and was thrilled to just sit on the bench and listen to the wind rustle the Aspen leaves. It really is a great... More 

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

We are delighted that the park is able to provide such entertainment for you and your family and that its beauty has you oft returning! Hope the park continues to provide a haven of peacefulness and adventure! -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

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