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This 20,000 square mile lake, the second saltiest in the world, is also a wildlife refuge attracting millions of migratory birds every year to the ten islands within it.
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
+1 801-259-1898
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you haven't been there, it's worth a visit... once. No shade, mostly flat and it starts to stink when the weather turns warm. LOTS of annoying, flying insects, and they manage to get right in your face, but it's good to be able to...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Glee over fir the first time during daylight. It is huge. And has many appearances of cliffs Salt marsh, estuaries for birds and so much more.. really needs to be seen if you are near here. Attached a few airplane dots to pique your interest

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of Utah, near Salt Lake City, is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, the eighth largest lake in the world and the largest lake in the United States that isn't part of the Great...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several places where you can visit the Great Salt Lake. Although it gets smaller every year, it is still interesting to learn about and to look at photographs when it was years and people would float in the lake. There do tend to...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A first trip to Salt Lake City must include a glimpse of the Great Salt Lake.We were told by a local that the best views were from the Antelope Island State Park.We were also advised to bring food since the only restaurant on the island...More

1  Thank Ccari01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned that the great salt lake does not have an outlet and is very shallow. The average depth is only 14 ft with a maximum depth of 33 ft. Unbelievable that a lake that size is so shallow. We visited in October 2018 when...More

1  Thank Takara1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by while headed to the airport to pick up someone. It's only a ten minute drive or so to the visitors center. The visitors center is a small portable building but it has some good information and a short film about the lake....More

2  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a lot of opportunities to visit the Great Salt Lake, but never did until September 2018. The highlight of this visit were the two buffalo out in a field, and even they looked bored!

1  Thank Sandi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can now say I have seen it. Would not go back. Smelly, buggy, nothing special. The trip there was informative. Once there, spent only a short time looking at the lake. Thankfully the ride back was quicker. Something to experience but only once.

1  Thank Wrigley48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Salt Lake is an historical and natural phenomenon. Most who try to swim in it would be shocked at how easy it is to stay afloat. I floated and swam in it many times and love the Lake. Some visitors do NOT enjoy...More

2  Thank Mike B
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
You can, but the bugs were so bad when we were there that it would have been very uncomfortable.
24 July 2017|
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Response from millou5171 | Reviewed this property |
One nice view is to head west on Interstate #80 towards Nevada. That's where you will find the Great Salt Lake State Park. If you continue driving west on 80, you will see the lake on your right the entire way; there are... More
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1 April 2017|
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Response from s j c | Reviewed this property |
yes, very close. go to antelope Island. our go around to the south side of the lake, it's not that much further and check out salt air. the building isn't what it used to be, bit it's very pretty to photograph on the... More