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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.
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Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we weren't sure what to expect and when we pulled up in our car, our jaws dropped. so expansive and looks to out of place. the walk to the water is far and if you have any sort of handicap you may not be able...More

Thank terri f
Reviewed 3 days ago

So its a fascinating place in terms of its history, geology, local industry and ecology - but let's face it, it smells and is mostly dead for much of the year (and when its alive, you might be better off avoiding it due to the...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island in May, which was a beautiful time to go. There aren't as many people as it is in between busy seasons. The weather is sunny and in the 70's. The only issue with visiting mid-May was...More

1  Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the droughts on the West Coast this formerly great lake has dried up and receeded on the shorelinbes. The marinas have closed and the stink from the dried dirt is horrible as are the many bugs. Save your time and money, skip this...More

Thank Onthewater
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smells bad. Lots os dead birds. Uninteresting! What time would be much better spent if you went to the keys that or just passed Sundance. Beautiful Utah Utah scenery. Lovely moments wonderful wonderful caves. Definitely go the back way through Sundance.

Thank Harvey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting area to see, some hiking available. Can be a long walk out to the water depending on conditions.

Thank dlp5
Reviewed 1 week ago

In theory, this is a wonderful sight. It smells terrible, like someone left chicken out overnight. It's hard to enjoy a stroll by the lake with the stench that comes off of it, but that's nature!

Thank kcmontalvo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor's center was small, but had some history of the area that was very interesting. We walked out to the viewing area and looked around. There was a little bit to see, but not much. It was hard to tie some of the history...More

Thank savsgirl66
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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

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915ahenderson
11 July 2018|
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Response from F5238MQjanc | Reviewed this property |
You can, but the bugs were so bad when we were there that it would have been very uncomfortable.
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Emily0717
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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Randy H
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
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