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Address: Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone Number: 801-259-1898
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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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The Great Salt Lake is very low and therefore it has a tremendous odor about it. There are small flies all over the sand. However, the water is crystal clear and people were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Janehowlett
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Great Salt Lake is very low and therefore it has a tremendous odor about it. There are small flies all over the sand. However, the water is crystal clear and people were swimming. I just went in up to my knees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very accessible and on the way to Antelope Island. Bring binoculars to see the beautiful scenes. Wear a hat

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to the Lake just to see how salty it is. Really! The water is so very dense and there are tiny brine shrimp in it. A wonder of nature for sure! Well worth a side trip - you won't see this anywhere else.

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Iowa Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting place to visit. I recommend a tour so that you can be told all about the lake. A very exciting and unique place.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lake was larger than what I expected despite the fact that it was actually shrinking in size as indicated by the dry salt beds around it. Tried to walk into it and "taste" the salty water. Changed my mind because of the foams along the water edge. Also, kind of smelly. Lots and lots of brine shrimps in the... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there with Salt Lake City Guided tours, who picked us up straight at the Hotel. It is a golden experience, that you have to do if you want to experience everything Salt Lake has to offer!

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is impossible to describe how much SALT and how little water there is today in this Lake. Water level has been dropping but there are still plenty of areas to see wild life and the crusted salt flats. Try it but be ready for a semi long drive to reach the area.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was devastated when I saw how small the Great Salt Lake was. I measured with my fitbit, it was over a half mile from shore line to water line. So so sad. The birds were few and far between. I guess I just expected more. Lots of little flying bugs around the water. Once I did reach the water,... More 

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Socorro, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I didnt realize great salt lake was so large or salty. The park visitor center had presentation that gave a coherent histiry of the whole region. I didn't have nerve to go swim in it but considered it. Many activities available. It was a nice side trip from SLC

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

How can you come to Salt Lake City and not visit the Salt Lake? We came here to watch the sunset (which was spectacular)--and enjoyed seeing the birds eat the brine flies. Watch out for spiders on the dock--they are harmless, but are huge!

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