Friday, July 29, 2011


While in Great Falls with Glenn and Glenda we visited the Giant Springs State Park.
I have lived in Montana for nearly 25 years and I didn't know that this wonderful treasure existed! It is the most beautiful state park I have seen in Montana.
The entrance to the state park. It is a part of the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Water seeps into the ground South East of Great Falls in the Little Belt Mountains.
The water travels through limestone formations toward Giant Springs.
In the Springs area, the formation is 400' below the surface
Pressure caused by overlying rock layers force the water to escape upward.
It takes less than 50 years for water to flow from the Little Belt Mountains to the Giant Springs Area.
This creates the shortest river in the country.
The "Roe" River. It is 201' long and flows into the
longest river in the country, the Missouri River.
The Missouri River is 2,540 Miles long.
The water from the spring have been tested and found very pure.
It maintains a constant 54 degrees year-round.

Glenda, Glenn
Aisling, Laurence

These cute Canadian Geese were strolling across the road.
What a great place to winter and summer.
They are just a ways downstream from Giant Springs.

I guess he was feeling a little anti-social.

This beautiful Pelican was on the other side of the river.
A test of the zoom on my new camera.

Just down from the springs was this hydro-electric dam.
I loved the rock formations.

This is out of Great Falls a ways.
It is the true "Great Falls". The hydro-electric dam here was built on top of the falls.

Just below the Great Falls dam there was a beautiful park on an island.
This is just below there.
I can't thank Glenn and Glenda enough for making this trip happen!
We had talked about doing it many times, but I'm afraid that without their visit it never would have happened.


  1. That was the most beautiful state park I have ever seen. Glad we could all share it together.

  2. A very beautiful state park! I can almost hear the water rushing...


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