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“A pelican, who knew”

Giant Springs State Park
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Gainesboro, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A pelican, who knew”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

At sunset was a good time to visit. The snow was all around, obvious trails of sledding were left over's of the day's fun that had been had by younger visitors. It was quiet, the fishermen were packing up their poles and catches (big trout). And the birds were settling in for the night. Many Canada gees and one lone white pelican. The spring is home to a pair of otters who were swimming around and making a small show for the spectators.

Visited December 2012
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Great Falls, Montana
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful place!”
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
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Natural Wonder, Natural Beauty”
Reviewed December 11, 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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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely Park”
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
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery”
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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