Tucked away in the northern part of Utah, Great Salt Lake is the largest lake west of the Mississippi, and it also doubles up as the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere. To cross it off your bucket list, consider camping in a rental motorhome at Great Salt Lake State Park. The park is located a short distance away from Salt Lake City, making it a perfect place to set up your RV rental due to the proximity to the creature comforts of modern living. To experience the charm of one of Utah’s most asked about tourist attractions, search for an RV in Salt Lake County and make memories camping in an RV right by ‘America’s dead sea."
Despite the nickname, there is a lot on offer at Great Lake State Park. Thanks to the lake’s unique qualities, it provides habitat to millions of animals from different species, including shorebirds, waterfowl, and brine shrimp. It is highly unlikely that another lake in the world stages a higher population of Wilson’s phalarope. Located just a short distance away from interstate 30, it won’t be hard to find this spectacular park in your Magna camper rental. The park surprisingly hosts a lot of fun activities including, swimming, boating, and kayaking. Even though it isn’t ideal for hiking, the nearby towns of Rush Valley and Tooele are fantastic hiking areas. Waste no time, find the best of Salt Lake campers and have the time of your life camping at Great Salt Lake State Park.
Exploring the Park
Perhaps the best feature of Great Salt Lake is that everyone is able to swim here with no problems. Due to the salinity of the lake, which makes it saltier than the ocean, the water is so buoyant that people easily float. Just be sure to rinse off the salty water with a freshwater shower after your swim.
Another popular activity in the lake is boating. Don’t worry if you do not have a boat as the Great Salt Lake Marina rents out pedal boats. If that’s not your thing, book a dinner cruise and enjoy sailing through the water in style.
Don’t worry since you don’t have access to hiking trails while RV camping at Great Salt Lake State Park as the nearby Grandeur Peak is fantastic for just that. The 6.5 miles round trip to the peak has an elevation of more than 2600 feet so carry a lot of water
Camping at Great Salt Lake State Park
When weighing your options on where to set up camp near Magna, the Great Salt Lake State Park is one of the best spots in the area. The campground offers electric and water hookups along with a sewage disposal station.
The ample back-in sites are set on either gravel or tarmac, and they each have a fire ring and a picnic table. Additionally, campers get to enjoy a stable WiFi connection and wonderful views of the lake. The staff members are friendly, and you’ll not have to leave your furry friends behind since pets are allowed.
Exploring the Area
With Great Salt Lake State Park being small in size, you’ll soon be venturing beyond the park’s boundaries in search of more fun activities. Since downtown Salt Lake City is barely 30 minutes away, it would be a nice place to start your quest. Usually an underrated destination, there are endless attractions in this mountain town provided you know how to look. If you’re up for some nostalgia, don’t miss out on a chance to watch a movie under the stars at the Redwood Drive-In Movie Theater.
Forget the cliché popcorns and Pepsi theaters and take your better half out for a movie at Brewvies. Unlike the mainstream cinemas with costly limited snacks, here you are able to order food and drinks in an adjoining pub to enjoy while watching a film. The theater even screens throwback movies on Monday’s for free. Imagine watching Skyfall with a bucket of wings accompanied by a cold beer in a movie theater.
Skydiving has always been associated with thrill-seeking daredevils, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. If you’ve been longing to jump off a plane while at the same time have a fear of the unknown, give iFLY Utah a try. The 12-foot wind tunnel can produce wind blasts of up to 150 miles an hour, an excellent way to perfect your jumping skills even before falling through the sky.
Don’t drive off in your camper trailer without visiting the Utah Olympic Park which was set up for the 2002 winter Olympics. While at it, have a go at the Comet Bobsled where you'll get a chance to blast down the slope at speeds exceeding 70 miles per hour.