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Great Salt Lake State Park
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Great Salt Lake State Park featuring a lake or waterhole

Visit the beautiful shoreline of this famous lake to see breathtaking sunsets, launch a boat, hike along the sand or swim in the unusually salty water.

Walk along the spacious reserve of Great Salt Lake State Park to experience the beauty and recreational opportunities of the Western Hemisphere’s largest salt lake. Entwined with myths and legends of Native American tribes and early settlers, Great Salt Lake is an important landmark in Utah’s scenery. Watch a spectacular multihued sunset from the sandy shoreline and spot wildlife and flocks of migratory birds. Go on a boating adventure and spend the night camping near the water.

Stop at the Great Salt Lake State Park’s small visitor center to ask about the park’s seasonal highlights during your stay. The visitor center contains interesting displays, where you can learn about the 1,500-square-mile (3,900-square-kilometer) lake’s formation, its significance to local Native American peoples and European settlers and its history and changing water levels. Pick up souvenirs and maps from this helpful center.

Rent a boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard from the park’s rental operator. You can also organize boat tours from here. Make your way to the Great Salt Lake State Marina and boat launch to set out on your adventure. Join sailors from Great Salt Lake Yacht Club and sail on waters that are saltier than the ocean.

Enjoy 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) of varied shoreline and take in views of white sandy beaches, Black Rock mountain and Antelope and Stansbury islands. Antelope Island is renowned for its hiking and biking trails. You might see bison in the shoreline marshes, as well as migratory birds that make a stopover here to refuel at freshwater inlets. Find a secluded spot for a swim and marvel at your buoyancy in the salty water.

In the evening, relax at your campground or RV site and enjoy a magnificent sunset. You might also catch a concert at the charming old Great Saltair building.

The visitor center and marina of the Great Salt Lake State Park are located on the park’s southern end, which is less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City. The park is open daily and charges an entry fee per vehicle. Pay an extra fee to camp overnight.

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Comfort Inn & Suites Tooele-Salt Lake City
Comfort Inn & Suites Tooele-Salt Lake City
2.5 out of 5
8580 Highway 36, Tooele, UT
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The price is $134 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Saltair Palace, Great Salt Lake State Park, and Utah Motorsports Campus. USANA Amphitheater ...
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Oquirrh Mountain Inn
Oquirrh Mountain Inn
8740 UT-36, Tooele, UT
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Situated in Tooele, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of Saltair Palace, Great Salt Lake State Park, and Deseret Peak Complex. Utah Motorsports Campus is 11.2 ...
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New! Cozy Mtn Apt ~10mi to Great Lake State Park
New! Cozy Mtn Apt ~10mi to Great Lake State Park
Tooele, UT
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Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out apartment building in Tooele is within 12 mi (20 km) of Saltair Palace and Great Salt Lake State Park and close ...
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Comfort Inn & Suites Tooele-Salt Lake City
Comfort Inn & Suites Tooele-Salt Lake City
2.5 out of 5
8580 Highway 36, Tooele, UT
The price is $134 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
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Oquirrh Mountain Inn
Oquirrh Mountain Inn
8740 UT-36, Tooele, UT
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New! Cozy Mtn Apt ~10mi to Great Lake State Park
New! Cozy Mtn Apt ~10mi to Great Lake State Park
Tooele, UT
New! Cozy Mtn Apt ~10mi to Great Lake State Park
Comfort Inn & Suites Salt Lake City Airport
Comfort Inn & Suites Salt Lake City Airport
2.5 out of 5
202 N Jimmy Doolittle Rd, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $73 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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Ramada by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport Hotel
Ramada by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
5575 W. Amelia Earhart Dr, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $46 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
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Hampton Inn West Valley Salt Lake City
Hampton Inn West Valley Salt Lake City
2.5 out of 5
2659 South High Commons Way, West Valley City, UT
The price is $84 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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Tru by Hilton Salt Lake City Airport
2.5 out of 5
206 N Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $71 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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Best Western Plus Airport Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Airport Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
5433 W Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $69 per night from May 9 to May 10
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport
2.5 out of 5
4905 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $71 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport
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