Camp by the Spiral Jetty

Utah Spiral Jetty

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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:

Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Autumn, Winter

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Features:

Easy Parking
Lake
Scenic

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12 months ago

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.

12 months ago

over 1 year ago

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

over 1 year ago

Added by Prajit Ravindran

Hello, My name is Prajit Ravindran. I am a landscape/adventure photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I specialize in photographing the night skies, usually with a human element in it

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