Great Salt Lake
The best access points to Great Salt Lake are via Antelope Island State Park or Great Salt Lake State Park.
Antelope Island State Park rests on the lake’s east side and is the most popular place to experience the lake, due to its easy-to-spot wildlife and variety of activities. There is a day-use fee per vehicle, check with the park for current pricing. Utah State Park passes are accepted. Visitors can hike, bike, camp or ride horseback to explore the island’s habitat and wildlife.
Great Salt Lake State Park sits on the south shore. There is a day-use fee per vehicle, check with the park for current pricing. Utah State Park passes are accepted. Here, you can visit a small visitor’s center, book a boat tour or stroll along the marina dock. Whatever you decide, beautiful views of Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island State Park and Black Rock are a guarantee.
Willard Bay State Park is another option for access, though it’s the least traveled for guests of Great Salt Lake. Willard Bay is a freshwater reservoir on the flood plains of the lake. Both its north marina and south marina are popular for boating, waterskiing and year-round fishing for crappie, walleye, wiper and catfish.