Great Salt Lake

State Park - Utah

The Great Salt Lake State Marina is a state park in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The park features a 300 slip marina along with a boat ramp, and is popular for swimming, and picnicking. There are restrooms and showers.


Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.Utah State Parks - Field Guide

Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.

Great Salt Lake SP The Great Salt Lake State Marina is a state park in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The park features a 300 slip marina along with a boat ramp, and is popular for swimming, and picnicking. There are restrooms and showers.
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