Great Salt Lake State Park


Upcoming Events- 2023

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*

Full Moon Walk Series- June-October

Join a park ranger for an evening stroll across the expanse of Silver Sands Beach. Each walk has a different topic. The walk will begin after sunset, and we will watch as the moon rises and casts its reflection over the Great Salt Lake. The event tour is $3 per person + the $5 (per vehicle) to enter the park. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash.

Each month has a different topic; June- Creation of GSL, July- Exploration of GSL, August- Extraction, September- Recreation on the GSL, and October- Myths and Legend of the GSL
Time: TBD based off of Moonrise time

Tickets Available
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.
Buy tickets online here: TBD
If you would like to buy your day use fee ahead of time you can do so here:

Meet at the observation point just past the visitor center. The walk will consist of approximately 1/2 mile along relatively flat terrain but with typical beach hazards.

What to bring
Flashlights are recommended, though we will keep them off for much of the time. Bug spray and waterproof shoes are also highly recommended.

*This event may be canceled if weather is cloudy or bad.

**This is event is held at the Great Salt Lake Marina in Magna (Exit 104, off 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

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

Link to the Special Use Permit Application:

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