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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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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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601 reviews 601 reviews
472 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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Troy, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We read antelope island was the place to swim but logistics didn't allow for that so we first stopped at the marina off I80, which was a very rocky shore. We then stopped at the "beach" a few miles to the east (closer to salt lake) near the Saltair. It was a hike to the water which took us by... More

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Mountain View, California, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As other reviewers mentioned, lots of flies, dead birds after looking around the bank and realized them, not able to stand there even for a single minute. If you are planning to visit this place with kids to play in waters, it is not a good place.

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SLC
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's remote...and deserted...and not a good place to play or picnic. There are no nearby services (food, gas, restrooms). However, the Great Salt Lake is a nice place to watch sandpipers run up and down the shoreline or feed seagulls. The dilapidated Salt Palace needs to be torn down. Don't even think about driving through the marina without paying the... More

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