The Spiral Jetty is massive land art created by artist Robert Smithson. The Jetty is an old oil rig that serves as a great prop for landscapes. This area provides dark skies and a good view of the Milky Way. Getting to this spot is easy without a 4. WD (although it helps).

This spot is pretty wild and barren. Head there with an open mind and be ready to have an amazing experience.

Some things to look out for:
  • The Spiral Jetty is land art itself
  • There's a guest book, which is kept in a green bag under the rocks near the parking lot. This book has the invoice for the Spiral Jetty and the original and revised specs
  • The oil rig. It’s big and can be used as an interesting prop
  • A rusted metal ball the size of the red balls you see outside Target. The metal ball is half buried in the mud and has the drawing of an Alien on it
Tip:
  • Make sure you fill up gas near Corrine. There aren't any gas stations beyond that

Pack List

  • Warm clothing - it can get very cold at night during fall/winter
  • Camera/Tripod
  • Plenty of water
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Autumn, Winter
Features
Easy Parking
Lake
Scenic

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Really Unique

There is a parking lot at the end of a 20 mile gravel road. A lot of people car camped (including me) but you can definitely get down on to the shoreline and set up a tent. There's nothing there so definitely have pack everything in/out. And try to get there a couple hours before sunset so you can setup and everything and then enjoy your self. Also: if you can go when the moon is low but its cloudless, its an excellent place for sky photography.

Fun place to camp!

I camped out here in May with a bunch of friends and it was a blast! The water was really low so it was about a quarter mile out from the Jetty. We had a fire up by the parking lot and camped on the salt flats. I would definitely recommend floating in the Great Salt Lake if you feel that it's warm enough. It is an awesome experience! Just make sure you bring plenty of water to rinse off with when you're done. It's also a great place for sunset, sunrise, and star photography.

I've never camped here...just checked out the land sculpture but I bet waking up here is pretty epic.


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