Great Salt Lake State Park

Events

Upcoming Events- Winter 2022-2023

First Day Hike- Jan 1, 2023 @ 10am

Event Information

Overview

This is a unique opportunity to walk along Silver Sands Beach with a Park Ranger to view some of the highlights of the park. We will talk about some of the abandoned ships around GSL and view 2 remnants within the park. We will also view and speak about the rare Mirabilite Formations that form during winter. The walk will begin at 10 am on the back patio of the Visitors Center. This event is $3 per person + the $5 (per vehicle) entry fee. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash. Walk expected to take about 45 minutes with time to roam at the end. The walk will be just under a mile on the beach, expect typical beach hazards.

Tickets Available

Everyone must pre-register, we will only have 50 people max capacity for this event. If you are not pre-registered we can not ensure there will be room.

Use this link to register- https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/hike

To pay the Day-use fee ahead of time use this link: https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/dayuse

Location

Meet on the back deck of the Visitors Center at the Great Salt Lake State Park (Exit 104 off of I-80).

What to bring

Waterproof Shoes are highly recommended for this tour, conditions are usually wet this time of year. Dress accordingly for the weather.

Disclaimer

*This event may be canceled if weather is snowy.

**This is event is held at the Great Salt Lake Marina in Magna, and NOT on Antelope Island.

Event Contact Info

For more information about this event, contact the Great Salt Lake State Park visitor center at 801-828-0787


Mirabilite Formation Tours- Date and Time to be determined

Event Information

Overview

Are you interested in visiting the Great Salt Lake State Park to see the Mirabilite Formations? Now is your chance to attend a Ranger lead tour about these formations. These salt mineral deposits can only be seen during specific winter conditions and we do not know how long these formations will last. The mounding of Mirabilite is very rare and has only been found in 3 other places in the world. They are just starting to form Mirabilite pools, we will not know until later in winter what will actually develop into a mound and when we can do tours.

This event is $3 per person + the $5 (per vehicle) to enter the park. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash.

Tickets Available

Everyone must pre-register, we will only have 20 people max capacity for each tour time. If you are not pre-registered we can not ensure there will be room.

Register using this link: TBD

Location

Meet on the back patio of the Visitors Center at the Great Salt Lake State Park (Exit 104 off of I-80). 

What to bring

Dress warm and you will need waterproof shoes to view these formations

Disclaimer

*This event may be canceled if the weather is bad. We can do tours in rain or snow but if the formations get covered in snow we will cancel.

**This is event is held at the Great Salt Lake Marina in Magna (Exit 104 off of I-80), and NOT on Antelope Island.

Event Contact Info

For more information about this event, contact the Great Salt Lake State Park visitor center at
801-828-0787.

National Kids to Parks Day- May 20, 2023

It’s National Kids to Parks Day! Enjoy a day out at Great Salt Lake State Park. We will be hosting family friendly events from 10am-2pm

While the event is free, we do still ask that everyone pay the park entry fee.

*Please make sure to go to the Great Salt Lake State Park in Magna, UT (Exit 104 off of I80). This event is NOT at Antelope Island State Park*

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.  Send Permit Application to alemmon@utah.gov

Link to the Special Use Permit Application:

https://c0768b41-dce0-4b05-a541-6b752eb920b7.filesusr.com/ugd/a1126a_f8bbdc244a7b4c2a8543e9681d5cab27.pdf

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 alemmon@utah.gov