Places to Visit: Great Salt Lake

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Great Salt Lake

Enjoy great scenery, water-based recreation and shoreline activity on Great Salt Lake, featuring Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake Marina State Parks, just a short drive northwest of Park City.

  • Located 1-2 hours northwest of Park City.
  • Enjoy recreational activities in Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake Marina State Parks, both located on Great Salt Lake. 
  • Boat or swim the salty waves. 
  • See birds, bison, and other wildlife in the shoreline marshes. 
  • Day use fees range from $2 - $9. 


A glacial remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville, Great Salt Lake is a vast body of water situated north and west of Salt Lake City. Waters here are salty due to the lake's landlocked status and lack of outlets. Although unable to support fish due to its high salt content, algae and brine shrimp thrive in the lake an abundance of wildlife roam its islands and shoreline, including bison, birds and coyotes.

Visitors can paddle, motor or float atop the salty waves as well as explore the lake's islands and shoreline. Antelope Island State Park is one of the most popular destinations, featuring a large bison herd, visitor center and ranch house, campgrounds and hiking trails. Situated in the southeastern corner of Great Salt Lake, visitors may reach the island by boat or causeway.

Great Salt Lake State Marina is located on the lake’s southern shore. Boating enthusiasts will find hundreds of slips, concessions, amenities and a picnic area located here.


Great Salt Lake is open year-round.

*Antelope Island facility hours may vary.


Antelope Island State Park

  • $9/vehicle (includes causeway fee)
  • $3 per cyclist/pedestrian
  • $2/person White Rock Bay Group Area
Overnight Camping

  • $13/night Bridger Bay Campground
  • $3/person White Rock Bay Group Campground
Great Salt Lake State Marina 
  • $2 per vehicle


Antelope Island State Park
4528 West 1700 South
Syracuse, UT 84075
Ph: (801) 773 – 2941

Great Salt Lake State Marina
PO Box 16658
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Ph: (801) 250 - 1898


Antelope Island State Park
With two camping areas, hiking trails, visitor center, ranch house, boating and swimming opportunity, and plentiful wildlife, Antelope Island is worth exploring. Hike, mountain bike, horse-back ride or cross-country ski the trails. Spend an afternoon in the visitor center and learn about the lake’s history and geography or check out the bison herd. Bridger Bay and White Rock Bay Group Campground are located on the island's northern end. For reservations, call: (800)-322-3770.

Great Salt Lake State Marina
Located at the southern end of the lake, Great Salt Lake State Marina provides 300 boating slips available year-round. Swim, picnic, watch wildlife and enjoy a range of amenities.

Boating and Sight-Seeing
At 75 miles in length and 35 miles in width, you’ll find plenty of room to spread out and explore Utah’s largest lake. Cruise this salty "seas" keepinng an eye out for wildlife and unique shoreline geography including ancient terraces etched into the landscape.

Getting Here

To reach Antelope Island State Park from Park City, travel 25 miles on I-80 W then merge onto I-15 N for another 25 miles until you reach Syracuse. From Syracuse, travel west on U-127 and follow the signs as you pass over the causeway.

To reach Great Salt Lake State Marina travel one hour west on Interstate-80.