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Great Salt Lake State Park

Salt Lake City, UT 84116-0658
+1 801-250-1898
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Salt Lake City, UT 84116-0658
+1 801-250-1898
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For 3$ you can park and walk along the beach to experience the Great Salt Lake. There is also a small dock and a building with a gift shop and bathrooms. It was too cold to swim in May, so this was a good place...More

Thank islandpat2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is quite a drive from the city, and has no distinctive topography across the water or on Antelope Island. We searched diligently for the Buffalo but never saw one, and when we made it to the waters edge, there were swarms of sand...More

Thank Docmartin52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a visitor's center at the Great Salt Lake State Park marina that has a series of short videos giving a good description of the history of the lake and its changes over time. There's also a dock with good views of the lake...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect too much. It is just a viewing area by the highway, 10 miles from the airport. Good spot if you don't have too much time in SLC and you want to see/dip in the famous lake.

Thank fik2000
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Photos do not do this park justice. The formations are weird and with a small amount of imagination, many animals and faces come into view. It is a long drive (2 hours) from Moab, but it is great fun to wander around the rocks.

Thank Largesarge
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The key to making this visit interesting is to stop at the Visitor Center and take the time to watch the video about Salt Lake and its history. Just standing there looking at and smelling the lake doesn't do it justice.

Thank mgnithaca
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

There's not much here to see but a lookout over the lake. Beautiful view with signs describing what you see in the distance. This is mostly a park for boaters who launch their craft. Bathrooms are available as well as a visitor center. Staff inside...More

Thank FlyAaron
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Indescribable, austere island surround by Great Salt Lake. Bison on island usually easy to locate in one area or another (near ranch in summer). But sparse vegetation and no trees along roads, which is oddly a plus. Mountains in distances all around, some up to...More

Thank kurtt225
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to stop and spend a few minutes to take in the views. Not much else to do in February. You can stroll along the beach for a little while, too.

1  Thank DartmouthOxford1212
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This place was so beautiful. We saw antelope, bison, rabbits, and birds galore. I am from the South and we simply don't have scenery like this. There is a nature museum/ gift shop where you can learn more about the resident animals. I went with...More

1  Thank Paula M
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Hi, we have a LOT we want to see for our trip the end of September. Its just going to be my husband and I to fit in as much as possible of the State Parks in Utah & end our trip at Vegas for a few nights. We are landing in SLC, so I wondered how much chance would it be to see wildlife at this Park? I've read that some folks may not bother seeing the Great Salt Lake or "trying" to see the wildlife, if limited with time and may never see Utah again. Someone please advise; need honest opinion to take the time or "not a biggie". Thanks.
31 May 2016|
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Response from Matt G | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure what wildlife there is to see here. The park itself is pretty small, and other than some birds, I didn't see much of anything other than the lake while there.
huiling s
How do I get Antelope Island using public transportation?
3 February 2015|
Response from sitruce | Reviewed this property |
Hi, huiling s. I went to Antelope Island last July. I doubt that you can get to Antelope Island by public transportation. It is about one hour and forty minutes' drive north of Salt Lake City. You have to get out to Antelope... More