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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, one-mile boardwalk trail through prime birdwatching habitat, and a 30-foot-high observation tower.

Visitors will find more than 34 educational exhibits located throughout the center, 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.

For Guided Tours or for Group Reservations (larger than 10 people): contact Mindy McAllister at (435) 919-1278.

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. 

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