Great Salt Lake State Park

Events

Upcoming Events- 2022

Exploration of the Great Salt Lake Full Moon Walk- July 13th

Overview
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.
Meet at Observation deck at 9:30pm
Moon rises at 9:37 pm
Gates close at 9:40 pm so please be prompt

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. Registration for this event will open exactly a month before the date of the event. Registration will open June 13th.
Buy tickets online here: https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/moonwalk
If you would like to buy your day use fee ahead of time you can do so here:
https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/dayuse

Location
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.

Disclaimer
*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
801-828-0787

Extraction of the Great Salt Lake Full Moon Walk- Aug 11th

Overview
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.
Meet at Observation deck at 8:50pm
Moon rises at 8:54 pm
Gates close at 9:00 pm so please be prompt

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. Registration for this event will open exactly a month before the date of the event. Registration will open July 11th.
Buy tickets online here: https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/moonwalk
If you would like to buy your day use fee ahead of time you can do so here:
https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/dayuse

Location
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.

Disclaimer
*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
801-828-0787

Military Appreciation Day- August 13th

We want to thank all Military members (active, reserve, and veterans) for their service to our country. On August 13th, all active military soldiers and veterans will be given free entrance to the Great Salt Lake State Park. This covers the vehicle entrance fee ($5) that the military members are in with up to 8 people total.

Recreation of the Great Salt Lake Full Moon Walk- Sept 10th

Overview
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.
Meet at Observation deck at 8:10pm
Moon rises at 8:12 pm
Gates close at 8:20 pm so please be prompt

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. Registration for this event will open exactly a month before the date of the event. Registration will open August 10th.
Buy tickets online here: https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/moonwalk
If you would like to buy your day use fee ahead of time you can do so here:
https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/dayuse

Location
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.

Disclaimer
*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
801-828-0787

Myths and Legends of the Great Salt Lake Full Moon Walk- Oct 9th

Overview
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.
Meet at Observation deck at 6:50pm
Moon rises at 7:08 pm
Gates close at 7:05 pm so please be prompt

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. Registration will open for this event exactly a month before the date of the event. Registration will open September 9th.
Buy tickets online here: https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/moonwalk
If you would like to buy your day use fee ahead of time you can do so here:
https://parkspass.utah.gov/parks/UTGREA/dayuse

Location
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.

Disclaimer
*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
801-828-0787

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