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Giant Springs State Park

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One of the Largest Springs in the World--and One of the Shortest Rivers!

Longtime friends drove my spouse and me to see this area while on a visit with them. They told us... read more

Reviewed yesterday
De Pere, Wisconsin
Fine. riverside Park & Spring

A short drive from downtown Great Falls on the Missouri River, the park is a delightful oasis. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs State Park are limitless- there is so much to see & do with over 4600 acres of front & backcountry & 20 miles of trail. Most people come for the beautiful springs (first described by Lewis and...more
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4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405-0902
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Reviewed yesterday

Longtime friends drove my spouse and me to see this area while on a visit with them. They told us that this state park along the Roe River includes one of the largest springs, and one of the shortest rivers in the world--the river recognized...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A short drive from downtown Great Falls on the Missouri River, the park is a delightful oasis. The fish hatchery has a big pond of trout that will catch the interest of children and adults. The trail along the river in the park and the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got to see this Park late in the afternoon and it wasn’t crowded and the weather was beautiful. Great place for an easy walk and beautiful views. Love it !

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous, clear water, nice park for a picnic. Ample parking.. dog and kid friendly. Fish hatchery next door ..

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Louise D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy walk from the parking lot to the springs for anyone and a beautiful gushing springs that flows from underground sources into the Missouri River a clear, pure water that mixes with the muddy waters of the Missouri in a visible manner. Truly a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rev Marcus E B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this spring, and taking the path up to the dam. If you enjoy walking along the river, check it out! Good place to bird watch too. Be mindful of snakes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kaila S
Reviewed April 13, 2019

I’ve been here many times and it never disappoints. Beautiful area that has connecting rivers edge trails. The springs are so green and pure. Great for all ages. The fish hatchery is really cool and you can see many sizes of the fish as they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shawn D
Reviewed January 22, 2019

I take the time to visit this beautiful place every chance I get. The Missiouri river and natural water features are restful and inviergrating at the same time. I have photographed weddings and families here as well as found my own center here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jackiej497
Reviewed January 10, 2019

we needed a walk about and this was a place to do that, Quite a few trails to explore. he walk was pleasant and interesting to see the two rivers that meet here. The park was clean and well kept. There is a hatchery near...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chellye E
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Worth the visit. Ample parking and connects to trails. Many improvements since visiting in 1984 and in 2007.

Date of experience: June 2018
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January 21, 2019|
Response from thbergs | Reviewed this property |
pets must be on a leash throughout Giant Springs State Park.
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
You cannot do that.
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January 21, 2018|
Response from Riverrunner1 | Reviewed this property |
From the parking lot to the spring it’s 400 yards approximately on a concrete sidewalk. There’s a nice ramp intended for handicap accessible access. I think you should have an enjoyable experience.