Giant Springs State Park is a Montana gem that's best experienced with the whole family, including four-legged members. This scenic and historic site covers more than 4,500 acres of land on the north and south shores of the Missouri River and offers a plethora of recreational activities. There's something for everyone here, so leash up and get ready for a fun day in the great outdoors!
The state park boasts several pawsome features, including Giant Springs. One of the biggest freshwater springs in the country, it was first discovered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805. If you and your pup visit during the winter, you'll find the trees covered in beautiful ice that was formed from the water vapor from the springs. The park is also home to the Roe River, which was once named the world's shortest river; four waterfalls, including the impressive Great Falls; and five hydroelectric dams. You and Fido may marvel at all of the waterfalls and most of the dams from the road and overlooks around the site.
Pooches who love to hike will wag their tails at the park's miles and miles of paved and dirt trails, including the River's Edge Trail. Relish the peace and quiet of your surroundings as you and Fido stroll along the Missouri and under large cottonwood trees. Be sure to bring food and water so you can enjoy a picnic by the river! Remember to keep your furry pal on a leash at all times and clean up after them wherever you go in the park.
Giant Springs State Park is free to use for Montana residents who walk into the park or pay the $6 state parks fee during their annual vehicle registration. For non-residents, there is a daily entrance fee of $4 per walk-in visitor, or $6 per vehicle. Out-of-state guests with a Park Pass can enter for free.
Come to Giant Springs and see why it is the most visited state park in Montana!