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Great Salt Lake State Park

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Address: Salt Lake City, UT 84116-0658
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It Is What It Is

I generally get excited about seeing new places and things, and can find something inspiring about just about anything. This was a tough one. Being such a large lake and with... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kari D
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I generally get excited about seeing new places and things, and can find something inspiring about just about anything. This was a tough one. Being such a large lake and with such history when you study the country...I guess I expected something more....? Its kind of pretty. Its stinky. I know people do, but I wouldn't want to swim in... More 

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Corinth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Nice drive while seeing the Great Salt Lake. Loved the information stations telling about the history of the park along the way. Saw tons of bison.

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DeLand, Florida
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It's so far out of the way it's easy to miss. They don't advertise it like they should. We stumbled on it, literally. In the background are the hideous copper mines that are polluting the air and the water. Disgusting.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

If you want to just see the Lake for personal sake, take I-80 West from SLC to exit 104, the Frontage Road, pass by the Great Saltair hall (not worth a picture) and go into the marina where there are facilities. Not really too much to see however, there is a nice little walk out point, but it's more hype... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A very helpful lady at my hotel recommended I visit the lake that gives SLC it's name - so I headed to the Marina of Great Salt Lake State Park. It is roughly a 20 minutes car journey from downtown SLC and you need to self pay a $3 entry fee for a standard car - higher for larger vehicles,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This area has great views of the lake. But beware, the lake stinks like dead fish and sewage. I had heard there was a bad smell but this was unreal. Nonetheless it is a great place to view the lake if you are visiting the city.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great views with lookouts and beaches. Nice interpretive center with a ranger to answer questions. good parking.

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is also called Antilope Island. We saw bisons there. The were huge. There are several easy trails of walking in the beautiful surrounding. We enjoyed our time spent there

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped into the visitor center. Some interesting history and information here. An ok place to learn some historical information and stretching.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I don't know why it's called a "park" - there is only a place to put the car and then you get to take a stroll to the waterfront. You won't find sand like this anywhere else in the country - where the top inch is a mix of sand and salt. Crunch, crunch. Lots of interesting sand/wind/rain formations on... More 

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