Great Salt Lake State Park


Upcoming Events- 2021

August Full Moon Walk – August 22

Everyone must pre-register, we will only have 100 people max capacity on this tour. If you are not pre-registered we can not ensure you will have a spot on the tour.
Join a park ranger for an evening stroll across the expanse of Silver Sands Beach. The walk will begin at sunset, and we will watch as the moon rises and casts its reflection over the Great Salt Lake.
This is the 3rd part of our Full Moon Walk Series. Each walk throughout the summer will have a different topic. Augusts Topic will be Extraction of the Great Salt Lake
Meet at the observation point just past the visitor center at 9:00 pm. The Moon is scheduled to rise at 8:58 pm so please be prompt, the gates will be closing at 9:05pm. The walk will consist of approximately 1/2 mile along relatively flat terrain. Flashlights are recommended, though we will keep them off for much of the time.
The event tour is $3 per person + the $5 (per vehicle) to enter the park. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash.
*This event may be canceled if weather is cloudy or bad.
** This is event is held at the Great Salt Lake Marina in Magna, and NOT on Antelope Island.
***You must pre-register for this event using this link… TBD***

The next Full Moon Walk events will be held on September 21 and October 20, you must pre-register but registration is not open yet.

Military Appreciation Day – August 14

We want to thank all Military members (active, reserve, and veterans) for their service to our country. On August 14th, all active military soldiers and vets will be given free entrance to the Great Salt Lake State Park

Exclusive Excursions, our concessionaire for boat rides and paddle board rentals, will be offering 10% discount for active soldiers and vets.

Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits are required for any events or activities beyond normal park activities.  Such activities needing a permit would include any commercial activity, athletic events, music events, bouncy houses, large groups, filming, fishing tournaments, etc.  An application and $10 fee is required at least 30 days before the event.  Additional forms may be required, such as a Marine Event Form, depending on the type of event.  The Park Manager will then review the application and determine if the activity can be approved with a Special Use Permit.  The Special Use Permit fee is $50.  Additional fees vary depending on the type of event and impact to the park and public.  

Link to the Special Use Permit Application: