Lee Creek Area











 Lee Creek Sunrise

 by Eric Huish
  ŠEric Huish - 28 Jul 2006

Directions:  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. If you are coming from the west on I-80, take the Saltair exit #104 to get to the frontage road.

Description: The National Audubon Society currently manages the 305-acre Lee Creek Area as part of the South Shore Preserve. It provides the closest and least restricted access to the shoreline of Great Salt Lake in the vicinity of Salt Lake City. The Kennecot Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve is located to the east and north of Lee Creek.

Specialty Birds: The worlds largest concentrations of Snowy Plovers, estimated at 10,000, nest around Great Salt Lake in prime habitats like the Lee Creek Area. It is also home to other plovers, sandpipers, waders, gulls and terns.

Birding:  Water levels at Great Salt Lake fluctuate yearly and the actual shoreline could be far in the distance from the pathway, so a scope is recommended.

     eBird Data:  | Lee Creek (Salt Lake Co.) |