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“Very beautiful during the summer” 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.
Dover, Delaware
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“Very beautiful during the summer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2009

Definitely a place to go in Montana during the summer when all the flowers are bloomed and the grass is bright green and nice hot weather. I love this place and it's a decent sized park with places to picnic and a playground for the little ones. You can feed the fish and bring a big roll of nickels since they got machines for 5 cents per handful of fish food and kids LOVE IT...and so do I haha. You can walk around overlooking the Missouri River and overlook the giant spring and it's gorgeous as you can see from the pictures!

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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2007

Giant Springs State Park is home to the largest freshwater springs in the world, discovered by Captain William Clark of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The springs is extremely beautiful. On the morning we visited, we loved seeing herons, pelicans, and little birds fishing in the rushing waters. It was fascinating to learn how snow fall hundreds of miles away is the source of this amazing gushing water as it percolates for years to form the aquifer for the springs.

Besides the springs (and the tiny Roe River that they form to discharge into the Missouri), we visited the fish hatchery on the grounds and enjoyed learning how fish are raised for Missouri lakes. You can even buy fish food if you want to feed the show trout, though they don't look like they've missed many meals.

A great place for a picnic, some playtime, or a chance to relax and enjoy a beautiful spot. Highly recommended.

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