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Giant Springs Heritage State Park
Giant Springs Heritage State Park
GIANT SPRINGS HERITAGE STATE PARK
GIANT SPRINGS HERITAGE STATE PARK
4600 Giant Springs Rd
Great Falls, Montana   59405

Phone: 406-454-5840
Discovered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 and one of the largest freshwater springs in the world. This is the site of the Roe River, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's shortest river. Giant Springs flows at a measured 7.9 millions gallons per hour or 193 million gallons of water per day. The water stays at a temperature of 54 degrees, and has been carbon dated to be about 3,000 years old. More than a quarter of a million people, visit Giant Springs Heritage Park each year. Many come to marvel at this remarkable feature, or to view the variety of bird life. Some come to visit the nearby Rainbow Falls Overlook, the visitor center, and the fish hatchery. The Fish Hatchery Program raises about 1.3 million fish annually. They are then distributed to areas within a 150-mile radius of the hatchery. A group picnic site is also available.

The visitor center (right across from the roadway from the springs) features taxidermy mounts of grizzly and black bears, educational features on fish and bird recognition, wildlife photographs, and a mini-theater that shows wildlife videos. It's open Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 28 A peaceful family environment by William E. Murray Jr.
I grew up knowing Giant Springs where the wildlife is free to tandelize you and the river captivates your soul. There is so much history from both the Native Americans and the explorers that followed. To see the trout in the springs and the mud sparrows in the river rocks and the deer in the park is really peaceful. The rushing falls of the springs into the river. To see the depth of the spring and taste of its freshness; then witness the power of the Missouri River is breath taking. You can see the great buffalo heards which once roamed the hills and river breaks and see the magisty of the series of falls that encompass the area. It truly is a worth while visit for you and your family; one you will never forget.


Area Campgrounds
Great Falls KOA
1500 51st Street South
Great Falls, MT

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Directions
Giant Springs State Park is located on US Highway 87 north through Great Falls, then 1 mile east on River Drive.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Montana
Montana
Russell Country Region
Russell Country Region
Giant Springs Heritage State Park
Giant Springs Heritage State Park