Last Updated: 4-1-2021

NOTICE:  There have been some recent cougar sightings in the park late at night to early morning hours.  Cougars are usually shy and typically avoid people.  Click here to learn more on what to do if you encounter a cougar

NOTICE: Park open. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information.

Welcome to Great Salt Lake State Park

Summer Hours: The park is open from Sunrise to Sunset. The visitor center and gift shop hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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. 

Black Rock Access

Due to construction along I-80 working on replacing a bridge, it was decided the best solution to protect people and construction equipment was to block vehicle access to Black Rock.

Pedestrian traffic is still allowed.  If you wish to visit Black Rock, please park on the side of the frontage road as to not block construction traffic and then walk into Black Rock.

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 gslmarina.com

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. To reserve a spot, contact Reserve America at 1-800-322-3770, or visit their website at www.reserveamerica.com

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