Last Updated: 10-2-23

Welcome to Great Salt Lake State Park

NEW: Learn more about the research, organizations, and initiatives that support the management and preservation of the Great Salt Lake by visiting

Attention Cyclists: starting May 1st there is a $2 Bicycle Entrance Fee. It will be fully enforced by June 1st. You must stop at the entrance station to pay the fee

Winter Hours: The Park and Visitor Center will be open daily from 9am – 5pm. The Visitor Center will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas, however, the park remains open during those days.

Oct 16th the Visitor’s Center will be closed for our Semiannual Inventory Day. The park will remain open

If you wish to pay your Day-Use fee ahead of time you can do so here:, have your receipt ready to scan when you arrive at the park gate.

Drone use is by permit only. Permits may be obtained at the Visitor Center or Entrance Station for a fee of $1.00. You may also print the form here and bring it with you.  

Metal Detecting is by permit only. Permits may be obtained at the Visitor Center or Entrance Station for a fee of $1.00. 

Boat Tours of the lake are provided by Exclusive Excursions.  Tour Season has begun! Click this link for more info and to book with Exclusive Excursions

Field Trip Information. Field trips must be approved by the Park, if inquiring about a Field Trip to the Great Salt Lake State Park please email

Black Rock Access

A Trailhead has been added to access Black Rock. It is a little over 1/4 mile of a walk from where the trailhead begins to Black Rock. You can also enter the park and walk from Sunset Beach to Black Rock for ~1 mile of a walk

If you have further questions, please see Park Staff at the Visitor Center.

View our park map and brochure

This State Park provides boat slips, public viewpoints of Great Salt Lake, sail and motorboat access, and a search and rescue operations center. The lake, which is two to seven times saltier than the ocean, is also a popular destination for bird watching as it is a major stop for millions of migratory birds.

For current conditions out on the lake, visit our partner website at

The Campground is open year-round and offers RV sites that can accommodate up to a 40′ RV. Campsites have water and electricity (AC110, 30amp, and 50amp), also available all year.  There is also an RV dump station. There are Primitive Beach Tent Only sites. No hookups or vehicle access on the beach. Primitive sites have an established Fire Pit. To reserve a spot, contact Reserve America at 1-800-322-3770, or visit their website at

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