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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 true natural wonder

Following the Lewis and Clark trail we found the Giant Springs State park. The Giant Spring is the largest freshwater springs in the world. A constant 7.9 million gallons per... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Mike P
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Following the Lewis and Clark trail we found the Giant Springs State park. The Giant Spring is the largest freshwater springs in the world. A constant 7.9 million gallons per hour of 54 degrees Fahrenheit spring water flows into the Roe River which is approximately 201 feet (61 m) at its longest constant point. One days flow is sufficient to... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the park and obviously learned a lot about the beautiful springs. Hope you plan to visit again soon! Feel free to stop by the ranger station to get a free tour of your choice! -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Davisburg, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The giant spring is really pretty, cascading into the Missouri. This is a great place to take kids to learn about springs, the Missouri River and a fish hatchery. Hold on to the little ones! Also a really nice stop to relax and enjoy a walk next to the river

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

So glad you and the kids enjoyed your visit to the park! If you are ever passing through again-stop by the ranger station! We usually have some cool activities or an event for kids going on in the spring and summer months! -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting, and gorgeous springs. Not to mention the "world's shortest river!" You can feed the fish at the hatchery, which is fun for kids. A great place for a picnic, and to sit and enjoy the view of the springs and the river.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the park and hope you plan to return! -Francine Sanchez Giant Springs State Park 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Great Falls, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Giants Springs State Park is a must see when in Great Falls. As a local, we get to experience this beauty often, and are so blessed to have this gem in our backyard. It's a great place to take friends and family and a picnic to spend the day down by the river, and explore the fish hatchery. There is... More 

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

The staff at Giant Springs State Park strive to make sure that visitors to the park have the best experience and we hope you continue to have a great experience at your local state park! -Francine Sanchez 2015 AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Bengaluru
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501 reviews 501 reviews
330 attraction reviews
521 helpful votes 521 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is one of the most interesting parks we saw. The giant spring and the shortest river. is one of the largest freshwater springs in the country. The Roe River, once listed as the world's shortest river. Giant Springs flows here with the crystal clear water staying at a temperature of 54 degrees year round. More than a quarter of... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're so glad we were able to provide such a great and educational experience here at Giant Springs State Park. We hope to you are able to visit again this year and know that you are always welcome to stop by the ranger station and chat or get a tour of... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

Thank you for the great review. We hope you continue to enjoy your visits and if you haven't already done so...stop by the Ranger Station to pick up our events brochure. We have a lot of fun family events planned for this summer and fall! Francine Sanchez Giant Springs State Park AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Great Falls, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

Much thanks for the great review and we hope you continue to enjoy your visits to the park! Francine Sanchez Giant Springs State Park AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Great Falls, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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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 review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back again soon! Francine Sanchez Giant Springs State Park AmeriCorps Ranger More 

Calgary Ab
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

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