Giant Springs State Park is an unexpected treasure, nested on the banks of the mighty Missouri River. It is home to one of the largest freshwater springs in the country and feeds the Roe River, once listed as the world's shortest river. The springs were discovered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 and pump out 156 million gallons of water per day. It is still difficult fathoming the amount of water that flows out of the springs at any one time.
Consider this park a year-round destination. Enjoy a picnic, tour of the fish hatchery and visitor center, observation deck above Giant Springs, walk along the Rivers Edge Trail, visit to nearby Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and summer events riverside.
If you are looking to capture some incredible images arrive before sunset. As the sunset starts to set have your camera ready to capture fog coming off the springs with birds settling in for the evening and the Missouri River as a backdrop.