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Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake © DR04
Great Salt Lake © DR04

Thought to be the second saltiest body of water in the world after the Dead Sea, floating weightlessly in the water of the Great Salt Lake is one of the main attractions of the region. The huge lake is also a World Heritage Bird Sanctuary due to the numbers of migratory birds that eat the saline water's brine flies and shrimp. Antelope Island is the largest of the lake's ten islands and reached either by boat or causeway, offering excellent picnics, hiking and camping. It also boasts a herd of American Bison, introduced in 1893, and other interesting animals such as coyotes, bobcats and elk.