Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
The wetlands on the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake provide a unique environment that is vitally important for dozens of species of birds and many kinds of animals. These wetlands include some of Utah's best spots to view and photograph wildlife.
The Nature Conservancy has partnered with land and wildlife managers to protect about 4,000 acres in this area. Called the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, the area is a unique system of salt and fresh water marshes, ponds, pools, sloughs and mudflats. It is a rich feeding ground for tens of thousands of migrating birds, which use the Great Salt Lake as a resting point on their journeys from Canada to points in Central and South America.
The Conservancy has created an innovate visitor center in the heart of the preserve. It features an open-air pavilion, one-mile boardwalk trail through prime birdwatching habitat, and a 30-foot-high observation tower.
Open daily, 7 days a week:
April – Sept: 7 am - 8 pm
Oct – Mar: 8 am - 5 pm
Guided tours and group reservations are available by special request.
The preserve is located west of the town of Layton, at the end of 3200 West Street. From I-15, take Exit 330.
For more information about the surrounding area:
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