The Lee Creek area is located on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, approximately 12 miles west of Salt Lake City. Audubon manages the 305 acre Lee Creek Area as part of a larger complex called the South Shore Preserve.
With the help of many partners, we've transformed a severely degraded area into a healthy, vibrant place for wildlife, and created a place where the community can experience the natural beauty and wonder of Great Salt Lake through wildlife compatible activities such as sunset viewing, bird watching, photography and nature walking.
Directions to the Lee Creek Area
- From Salt Lake City, take I-80 West toward Reno to Exit #111 (7200 West). Turn right (north) at stop sign then immediately (0.1 miles) turn left (west) onto the frontage road that parallels I-80. Drive west on this frontage road 5.0 miles to a small parking area to the north of the road. The parking area leads to a gated pathway that goes a short distance out into the lake.
- From the west, take I-80 to Exit #104 (Saltair). Turn left (west) at the stop sign, doubling back over I-80 (0.3 miles). Turn right (northeast) at the stop sign onto the frontage road that parallels I-80 for 2.3 miles to a small parking area to the north of the road. The parking area leads to a gated pathway that goes a short distance out into the lake.
Rules for using the area
- Hiking and nature study encouraged
- Hunting, fishing, collecting of any kind prohibited
- Do not disturb plants or wildlife, please
- No pets, bicycles or motorized vehicles