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Giant Springs State Park

#3 of 34 things to do in Great Falls Features Animals
4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
+1 406-727-1212
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Clean area

The whole area is clean. Plenty of picnic tables. Don't forget the World's Shortest River" and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Spokane, Washington
Great spot!!!

Giant springs is a must if you plan on visiting great falls. So much history and wildlife here. The... read more

Reviewed 6 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 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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4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
+1 406-727-1212
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The whole area is clean. Plenty of picnic tables. Don't forget the World's Shortest River" and the fish hatchery.

Thank Biblit
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Giant springs is a must if you plan on visiting great falls. So much history and wildlife here. The worlds smallest river is also located here. You also should check out the Lewis and Clark center

Thank Anabelle F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful park for learning more about the area or picnicking with your family. Well maintained and very enjoyable. I wish we had arrived prior to their closing for the day to learn more.

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely small state park that has a fish hatchery for trout and beautiful trails along the Missouri River. Home of the largest fresh water springs and the famous Roe River. The scenery and serenity of the park will delight all. Over a hundred years ago...More

Thank heavensdesireable
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giant Springs State Park is a GREAT place to go in summer or winter. Home of the shortest river in the United States, the Rho river. The scenery is beautiful and there are enough trees that the wind typically isn't an issue. I would highly...More

Thank fandponeill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bicycled to this state park via the rivers edge trail, and boy was it worth it. Great spot to enjoy history (Lewis and Clark discovered this spot, and even stored equipment in a cache near here). More than anything else, this spot was a...More

Thank Zachary R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't seen springs like this since I lived in Florida, years ago. Highly recommend a stop at this park, with indeed, a giant, and clear, natural spring right alongside the Missouri River. Just adjacent is a fish hatchery with some really big fish, as...More

Thank Grizingraz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this park with friends from Missoula for the Kilt O' The Falls Celtic Festival. They were the only Irish clan there amongst many Scottish clans. Replete with Highland games including hammar throw, etc, this was small but fairly fun. Limited beer and food...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if traveling in the area highly recommend stopping by and seeing the Giant springs and reading all about it, and dont forget to feed the fish at the hatchery

Thank penaltykiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well maintained park. Play area for kids, picnic tables, restrooms, water fountain. Bicycle path. Lots of people fishing. Very scenic.

Thank Jenny S
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September 5, 2016|
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Response from Clark C | Property representative |
Hi Hannah, Residents of Montana pay their Parks Day Use Fees when they register their vehicles in the State Of Montana. If they opt-out of the registration fee, then they, along with Non-residents are required to pay at... More
Julie B
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Clark C | Property representative |
It really depends on what you are looking for in a hike. There are hiking trails on both the North Shore and the South Shore of Giant Springs State Park.The trails near the Springs and the hatchery are all paved, but provide... More
May 8, 2015|
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Response from Clark C | Property representative |
Starswept and Frank are correct. The fish hatchery is located next to the Missouri River behind the springs at Giant Springs State Park. Just follow the sidewalk down past the Ranger Station (aka info center). On your... More