Great Salt Lake State Park
Great Salt Lake State Park
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  • DLP
    New Jersey3,579 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    See the Salt Lake
    The state Park is not that impressive but it does offer showers, bathrooms, a visitor center And a viewing area. The Brine flies are awful and I would suggest wearing a mask to get past them to the water so you do not swallow any. It is sad to see the lake drying up and the salt flats being left behind. Glad we took the opportunity to see this natural resource when in the area.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Violette54
    Payson, Arizona5,086 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entrance Fee is worth it.
    There is a $5 entry fee per car, which was well worth the money. Silver Sands Beach is where to go to get up close and personal with the water, and it’s the only reachable place. We had been told about about mosquitos, and the smell, but when we visited, there was a light off-shore breeze and an overcast sky which popped the colors, stopped the mosquitos, and blew the smell away. There is a wide patio overlook from the Visitor’s Center from where one could walk out on the flats and reach the water, and people were doing so to explore the mudflats, but we choose not too. If you do, there is a foot washing station. Great Salt Lake has a 15% saltiness rate, less than half of the Dead Sea. There is enough parking, if everyone parks responsibly. Restrooms are in the Visitors Center. There are picnic table, a boat dock, and trailer and primitive camping. Launching a boat from the ramp is at one's own risk due to low water levels.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • LocoPete
    Arizona5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seen it…we’re done
    My Lady had never seen the Great Salt Lake….so we went. Nothing like a first impression. People just pulled their sailboat out and went to the public toilet to clean out their portapotty. Rather disgusting as when I sailed we either did that business at a dump station or at home. Visitor center small but adequate. Same with viewing area. We’ve seen the Great Salt Lake (although receding) and it is now off the “bucket list.”
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • gr8ful4222
    Campbell, California1,887 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic lake views
    We actually had a good stop here, unlike some of the other reviewers. There are exhibits here, and it was a beautiful day, so there were several people out on the beach and swimming in the water. We were able to get some good pictures of the lake and the beach. I didn’t notice flies or even any kind of smell. Keep in mind that there is a $5 entrance fee.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Linda Young
    Brevard, North Carolina7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing.
    Waded in the water a bit. Rinsed feet in provided faucet but still had crust on legs after it dried. I was here when I was a kid, way back when you wore bathing caps. I rinsed off well but didn't get the back of my head rinsed well enough. Salt flakes were falling off the back of my head. Weird.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
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Eileen P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The Great Salt Lake shore was chock full of decaying, dead birds who evidently had consumed small creatures in the lake. It smelled awful. It was like the apocalypse.
Written 16 May 2024
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MAP12
New Orleans, LA621 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This was one of the disappointing places we stopped. We did have a nice picnic here, but could have done this somewhere else for free. We wanted to see the Great Salt Lake, so thought that the Great Salt Lake State Park would be a good place to see it. Not really. I guess if we were going out in a boat it might be worth it, but we weren't. The visitor center was very small and had the rotten-egg-smell due to the hydrogen sulfate. I expected that, but didn't expect the smell of decaying biomass (algae and brine fly pupae casings that wash ashore) smell. It was pretty overwhelming. Compared to the other State Parks we visited, this one need some work!
Written 12 October 2023
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Linda Young
Brevard, NC7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Waded in the water a bit. Rinsed feet in provided faucet but still had crust on legs after it dried. I was here when I was a kid, way back when you wore bathing caps. I rinsed off well but didn't get the back of my head rinsed well enough. Salt flakes were falling off the back of my head. Weird.
Written 11 October 2023
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gr8ful4222
Campbell, CA1,887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We actually had a good stop here, unlike some of the other reviewers. There are exhibits here, and it was a beautiful day, so there were several people out on the beach and swimming in the water. We were able to get some good pictures of the lake and the beach. I didn’t notice flies or even any kind of smell. Keep in mind that there is a $5 entrance fee.
Written 21 September 2023
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KCMLive
Washington DC, DC399 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
I visited the Great Salt Lake while on business. Let me begin by saying I am biased.
I am from the Washington, DC area, which has the most beautiful, well maintained monuments and tourist attractions I have ever seen. BUT, SLC is named after this location, so it should be SO MUCH BETTER. This site consists of a run-down visitors center in a trailer-like structure and a concrete ramp that overlooks the Salt Lake. As others have mentioned, the number of brine flies is alarming! There is also a bad smell that will remain with you long after you leave the lake. The view is beautiful, but the sad surroundings, smell, and flies are so distracting it is almost impossible to enjoy it.

I know there is little they can do about the flies and the smell. I just WISH they invested more money in making the location more welcoming and worthy of the gorgeous location. Go see the Great Salt Lake. But please lower your expectations, hold your nose, wear a fly net, and enjoy the view.
Written 11 September 2023
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ms julie
Dobson, NC233 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Yep, been there. Touched the water, starred at the islands and walked around the visitor’s center. Learned some history and took some pictures.
Written 14 August 2023
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LocoPete
Arizona5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
My Lady had never seen the Great Salt Lake….so we went.
Nothing like a first impression. People just pulled their sailboat out and went to the public toilet to clean out their portapotty.
Rather disgusting as when I sailed we either did that business at a dump station or at home.
Visitor center small but adequate.
Same with viewing area.
We’ve seen the Great Salt Lake (although receding) and it is now off the “bucket list.”
Written 6 August 2023
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Violette54
Payson, AZ5,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
There is a $5 entry fee per car, which was well worth the money. Silver Sands Beach is where to go to get up close and personal with the water, and it’s the only reachable place. We had been told about about mosquitos, and the smell, but when we visited, there was a light off-shore breeze and an overcast sky which popped the colors, stopped the mosquitos, and blew the smell away. There is a wide patio overlook from the Visitor’s Center from where one could walk out on the flats and reach the water, and people were doing so to explore the mudflats, but we choose not too. If you do, there is a foot washing station. Great Salt Lake has a 15% saltiness rate, less than half of the Dead Sea. There is enough parking, if everyone parks responsibly. Restrooms are in the Visitors Center. There are picnic table, a boat dock, and trailer and primitive camping. Launching a boat from the ramp is at one's own risk due to low water levels.
Written 25 July 2023
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Pamela
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We went in the summer when the flies are out in numbers. Plus it smells really bad. however, the great salt lake is a sight to behold and still worth it!
Written 23 July 2023
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DLP
New Jersey3,579 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The state Park is not that impressive but it does offer showers, bathrooms, a visitor center And a viewing area. The Brine flies are awful and I would suggest wearing a mask to get past them to the water so you do not swallow any. It is sad to see the lake drying up and the salt flats being left behind. Glad we took the opportunity to see this natural resource when in the area.
Written 13 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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