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The Smallest River Runs Through It

 
 
The Smallest River Runs Through It Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 12, 2010
1. The Smallest River Runs Through It Marker
Inscription. From here you can witness one of the shortest rivers in the country flowing into the longest river. The Roe River ranks as one of the shortest rivers at only 201 feet in length. The Missouri River is the longest in the country stretching 2,540 miles, 200 miles longer than the Mississippi River.

The Roe River gets its name from the term “Roe”, which commonly means fish eggs. Learn about the various stages of fish growth and the hatchery process by visiting Giant Springs Fish Hatchery Visitor Center. Each year one million rainbow trout are raised here. You may also enjoy feeding the fish in the nearby show pond.

(Photo caption)
The Roe River flowing out of Giant Springs, photo courtesy of Ben Chovanak
 
Erected by Montana State Parks.
 
Location. 47° 32.078′ N, 111° 13.779′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker can be reached from Giant Springs Road 1.3 miles north of River Drive North. Touch for map. Marker is located in Giant Springs State Park; the above directions are to the main driveway to the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls MT 59405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers
Roe River Flowing Out of Giant Springs image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 12, 2010
2. Roe River Flowing Out of Giant Springs
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Where Does the Water Come From? (a few steps from this marker); A "great" Set of Falls (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cascade County Courthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Formation of the Gorge and Falls (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is an interpretive sign that is part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
 
Also see . . .
1. Giant Springs State Park. From the official Montana State Parks website. (Submitted on April 29, 2015.) 

2. Roe River - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 29, 2015.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Roe River Headed to the Missouri River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 12, 2010
3. Roe River Headed to the Missouri River
Marker is in center right background behind pedestrian bridge
Roe River Entering the Missouri River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 12, 2010
4. Roe River Entering the Missouri River
View from pedestrian bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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