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Great Salt Lake

PO Box 6658, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-259-1898
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Type: Bodies of Water, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took in the lake on Antelope Island on a solo trip through on the way south. The day I dedicated to this stands out as one of the best in my life. Those who just drive around the island and leave after paying the causeway fee astound me. A moderate hike to the summit of one of the peaks rewarded... More

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Titusville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have heard about the Great Salt Lake all my life. Wanted badly to get in the water. Know people who have- years ago though. Seems the droughts have lowered the water level drastically. It has not come back up in years. Also people ( don't know exactly who or what entity) have build short dams that section the lake.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can actually float, with no waves crashing, like in the ocean. Definitely have a salt crust on your skin when you get out of the lake. Also do not go in the water with scratches or any open area's on your skin....and if you do, because you are not aware of such....you will soon find out!!

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We walked a long ways to the lake and then once out there it was fun to watch people floating on the water. We just waded around, due to all the little bug on the beach and in the water, we didn't stay to long. They don't bite us. They looked like nets, but I am not sure what they... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is an incredible lake to see, it seemed saltier than the ocean and the shoreline was more barren than any lake I have ever seen.

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Olympia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
78 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I don't know what it is but I like to go look at this lake. I did not go in and go swimming but for some reason it was fun. Some day I would like to "float" in the lake.

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Clementon, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had been here probably 20 years ago so I really wanted to see it again during our trip out here. Its a neat thing to do to break up the monotony of driving all day. The kids, and adults, can go out pretty far before it gets deep. My son didnt want to swim in it per say but... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After living in the city for 2 years, I finally visited the Great Salt Lake with a friend and was truly amazed by its beauty. It was a quick drive from downtown, and the scenic route we took was lovely. After a short walk along the shore, my friend and I got into the water. While there are flies, they... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We flew in and out of Salt Lake City on our vacation to Yellowstone NP, Grand Tetons NP and Park City, UT. We had no specific agenda while in Salt Lake City but happened upon Antelope Island after the recommendation of a local resident. This is a lovely island which will give you great views of the Great Salt Lake.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stopped here as part of our touring the area and couldn't resist joining the other folks floating and swimming. Even the worst swimmer can stay afloat due to the water density.

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