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Address: , Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone Number: 801-259-1898
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This 20,000 square mile lake, the second saltiest in the world, is also a...
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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Take a dip and surface covered with salt!

Last time I felt this caked in salt I was floating in the Dead Sea where even the showers sprouted salt water--learned not to open my eyes. So if you decide to swim keep your eyes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My Great Salt Lake experience was not great at all. My father and I walked out to the water. It took 8-10 minutes to walk out to the actual edge of the water as the lake has receded a bit. The walk was all caked salt on sand of course. There were at least 15 dead birds on the walk,... More 

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UT - huge natural salt lake in the heart of Utah. An interesting place to visit.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Last time I felt this caked in salt I was floating in the Dead Sea where even the showers sprouted salt water--learned not to open my eyes. So if you decide to swim keep your eyes closed. Have floated here several times as a kid, and then sailed upon the lake with friends in grad school--where the conditions can make... More 

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Rio Rancho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There is a small visitors center which has some interesting exhibits. There is a viewing area and a short trail down to the lake. We were able to wade in the lake and feel the warm water. I believe there are other areas where people swim, but we didn't have time to drive around the lake.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

State park and marine is a good spot to look at the lake and to get how great it is. I'd recommend to swim - the water is unbelievably salty and holds you afloat incredibly. Just keep in mind you'd have to take an outdoor shower afterwards to wash the salt off. As others mentioned there is a smell but... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After reading some of the negative reviews and talking to some locals my wife and I were hesitant to go to the Great Salt Lake and attempt to swim in it. We heard about the smell and bugs but in the end we drove out there because we might not get another chance to go. It was worth it! It... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It has really not easy access from SLC. We went in two places, one was south of the airport and one on Antelope Island, a large island-state park accessible through a causeway. We have been both in winter and in the summer and we never experienced what other reviewers had noticed, smell, dead birds, mosquito, etc. There are beautiful views... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I didn't have much time but wanted to see the lake, so we drove to the Marina (just $3 to drive in) and viewed the lake from the viewing deck. We also walked down below to the beach - on the beach, there is a strong odor - sort of sulfuric - which made it difficult to be on the... More 

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oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We really enjoyed the salt lake the best place is bridger bay at Antelope Island state park and all around the park ,we also stopped at the Salt lake Marina and Saltair off of I-80 and those are okay but no where near as nice as Antelope Island. Where ever you find yourself on the Great salt lake you will... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

For a lake it is a sight to see. Very Salty though. I don't really know why . There are several parks that you can gain safe access to the lake. Strongly suggest using the park system to enjoy this lake.

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