WELCOME TO GIANT SPRINGS HERITAGE PARK
IN GREAT FALLS, MONTANA
Springs - One of the largest fresh water springs in the
Native Americans revered it, directly
connecting it to a Blackfeet Indian Sun god. Lewis and
Clark stumbled into it while portaging around the "Great
Fall" of the Missouri. Today, you can still experience
it for yourself by the gallon!
"It" is Giant Springs, one of the
largest freshwater springs in the world. Flowing at a
measured 338 million gallons of water per day. The
water stays at a constant temperature of 54 degrees and
has been carbon dated to be about 3,000 years old. It
originates high in the Little Belt Mountains where
rainfall and melted snow filter down through cracks in
the 250 million year old Madison Limestone Formation.
Giant Springs is located in Great Falls,
Montana's Giant Springs Heritage Park. Heritage Park
also features Rivers Edge Trail, Visitor Center, and
Roe River (the shortest river in the world!) Yes,
that is correct. The Guinness Book of World Records has
proclaimed the Roe River, fed by one of the "largest"
springs in the world, to be the shortest river in the
world! It has been measured on different occasions,
with lengths varying from 58 feet to 200 feet. The tiny
river connects Giant Springs to the Missouri River.
To contact the Park Call: 406-454-5840
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