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Blogger Ammon Cunningham and The Great Salt Lake

May 25, 2017
The talented blogger and happy tourist Ammon Cunningham loves his home state of Utah, not just because it is his home, but also because the state is underrated as a location for magnificent travel destinations. One of his favorite Utah destinations just happens to be The Great Salt Lake.

Located adjacent to the state capital, Salt Lake City, the lake is very well-traveled, but Ammon Cunningham wants everyone to see it. That the Great Salt Lake is the largest and deepest inland lake west of the Mississippi River, at 72 miles long and 34 miles wide, is only part of its appeal. Some sections of the lake are as much as 50 feet deep, as well, which makes it great for boating.

However, the most amazing aspect of The Great Salt Lake is that, as big as it is, it was once far bigger. It is just a small remnant of Lake Bonneville, which was actually much larger and saltier. These days, the salt content is lower, but the Great Salt Lake is still salty enough to allow bathers who go to the beaches and recreation area on the south end of the park to float without sinking.