Salt Lake County, Utah, As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,029,655, making it the most populous county in Utah. Its county seat and largest city is Salt Lake City, the state capital. The county was created in 1850.
Salt Lake County occupies the Salt Lake Valley, as well as parts of the surrounding mountains, the Oquirrh Mountains to the west and the Wasatch Range to the east (essentially the entire watershed of the Jordan River north of the Traverse Mountains). In addition, the northwestern section of the county includes part of the Great Salt Lake. The county is noted for its ski resorts; Salt Lake City won the bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics.
- See also Scouting in Utah.
Local History Edit
Notable Scout Units Edit
Activity Centers Edit
- This Is The Place Heritage Park Interprets Utah's settlement era with a living history village and This Is the Place Monument
Parks & Nature Edit
- Flight Park State Recreation Area, located in northern Utah County, Utah, dedicated to hang gliding and paragliding. The park is located on the south side of Point of the Mountain, just north of Lehi.
- Great Salt Lake State Park features a 300 slip marina along with a boat ramp, and is popular for swimming, and picnicking. There are restrooms and showers. It is home to the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club.
- Jordan River Off-Highway State Recreation Area is dedicated to recreation with off highway vehicles. It consists of four separate tracks, with tabletops and banked turns, and is open from approximately early April to approximately mid-October.
Eagles Nest Edit
Noteworthy local scouts and service projects
Charitable Organizations Edit
The following service units would greatly look forward to partnering with local scouts on providing community service
External Links Edit
- 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Salt Lake City - pinpoints the most exceptional hikes in the area. It contains meticulous trail descriptions that range from comfortable strolls for families to difficult treks for those looking for a challenging workout. (2012)
- Hiking the Wasatch: A Hiking and Natural History Guide to the Central Wasatch - The Wasatch Mountains, with three wilderness areas and hundreds of miles of trails, offer a treasure land of outdoor opportunities within easy reach of nearly a million people. (2014)
- Wasatch Eleveners: A Hiking and Climbing Guide to the 11,000 foot Mountains of Utah's Wasatch Range - tackle some of the most beautiful and challenging peaks that the Wasatch offers.