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“Beautiful place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery

Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery
4600 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT
406/454-3441
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Great Falls
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Discovered by Lewis and Clark, visitors come to marvel at one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, producing 338 millions of gallons of water per day, and to visit the adjoining fish hatchery that raises roughly 1.3 million fish annually that are distributed to lakes and reservoirs in the area.
Great Falls, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Beautiful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Such a relaxing place to visit in the summer. Little playground for kids, and if you go farther up the trail a great place to go fishing with the kids. So bring your fishing poles and definatly bring a camera and a bunch of nickles. With the nickles you can buy food to feed the fish.

Visited June 2012
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Aloha, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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“Natural Wonder, Natural Beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

The waters of Giant Springs pour out of an emerald pool and into the Missouri river. If you look into calm spots in the springs, you may see trout, several of which weigh over 5 lbs. In 1964, Montana experienced a 400-year-flood, and algae got into the water supply. Much of the city came to Giant Springs to get water to drink during that time. The water was delicious. I believe that they recommend that you not drink it now due to contamination of some sort. There is a fish hatchery a hundred or so yards away, and in the area Canadian geese and pelicans abound.

Visited January 2012
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“Lovely Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This place was a great place to visit. The slings truly are giant. The hatchery was interesting. It was interesting to see such large fish.

Visited October 2012
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San Jose, California
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“Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Located on the Missouri river banks. The Great Springs flows water from the Little Belt Mountains (50 years to seep thru the rock formations) and a fish hatchery.

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Gorgeous Little Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Beautiful park!! Perfect place for a picnic. We took a walk along the River's Edge trail it was great! Enjoyed the nice clean trail, and the pelicans on the river. This park is just breath taking. Please visit this park if your in the Great Falls area. You will not be disappointed!

Visited September 2012
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