Start receiving our award-winning magazine today!

Subscribe

Places We Protect

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve Visitor Center

This award-winning visitor center is located at the heart of the 4,400-acre Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve near Layton.

The center features an open-air pavilion, boardwalk trail through prime birdwatching habitat, and a 30-foot-high observation tower. From a dirt parking lot, visitors can access bathrooms (with running water and modern plumbing), then the boardwalk over the wetland begins. The trail, which is elevated to keep your feet dry, is a flat, one-mile loop. With the exception of the observation tower, the entire trail and visitor center is wheelchair accessible. 

Visitors will find more than 34 educational exhibits located throughout the preserve, featuring fun facts, art, and poetry that teach targeted lessons about the unique Lake system, habitats and spectacular birdlife.

Open Hours:
The visitor center is free of charge and is open:

7 days per week

April - September: 7am to 8pm

October - March:   8am to 5pm

Need Directions?
The visitor center is located near Layton, at the end of 3200 West.

Students and Teachers: learn about our award-winning Wings & Water Wetlands Education Program.

Scouts: The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is the perfect place to earn badges, claim our new Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve Patch, hold troop meetings, or conduct service projects.  Learn more

For More Information: call (801) 531-0999. 

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

More Ratings

x animal

Sign up for Nature eNews!

Sign Up for Nature e-News

Get our e-newsletter filled with eco-tips and info on the places you care about most.

Thank you for joining our online community!

We’ll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates and exciting stories.

Please leave this field empty

We respect your privacy. The Nature Conservancy will not sell, rent or exchange your e-mail address. Read our full privacy policy for more information. By submitting this form, you agree to the Nature.org terms of use.