Great Salt Lake State Park

Great-Salt-Lake-State-ParkGreat Salt Lake State Park – is a state park in Salt Lake County, Utah. The Great Salt Lake State Marina opened to the public as a state park in 1978, and the marina itself was expanded two years later.The park is located at an elevation of 4200 feet, on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, 16 miles west of Salt Lake City. The park features a 300 slip marina along with a boat ramp, and is popular for swimming, and picnicking. There are restrooms and showers.

It is home to the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club. Near the State Park is the Antelope Island State Park; a Utah state park on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. The 28,800-acre park is in Davis County, Utah in the United States. It is open for year-round recreation and features an abundant wildlife population, including one of the largest free roaming herds of American bison in the U.S. An effort to reintroduce pronghorn to the park has been a success. Other animals at the park include bighorn sheep, mule deer and a wide variety of waterfowl, wading birds and small mammals and reptiles. The park, at an elevation of 5,308 feet was established in 1969 when the northern portions of the island were designated as a state park. The Fielding Garr Ranch on the southern end of the island was added to the state park lands in 1981.