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Utah State Parks to host world record attempt on Great Salt Lake

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GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK (ABC4 News) – Utah State Parks wants you to help it make its way into the record books.

Much like the Dead Sea today, locals and tourists would flock to the saline waters of the Great Salt Lake to experience the sensation of floating.

Utah State Parks wants to “revitalize and spread appreciation for this unique body of water” with a special event on Saturday, June 8.

Park officials invite everyone to join them at the Great Saltair as they try to set the world record for the largest number of people floating, unassisted, in a line at one time.

Argentina holds the current record. In 2017, 1,941 people floated on the surface of the saline Lake Epecuen.

The gates will open at 9 a.m. and people will begin to enter the water at 10 a.m.

Argentina holds the current record. In 2017, 1,941 people floated on the surface of the saline Lake Epecuen.

Park officials say this event will take place at the Great Saltair instead of the Great Salt Lake Marina. Saltair’s parking lot will provide more space for everyone participating. The restrooms, food concessions, and gift shop will be open. Utah State Parks will provide water – both for drinking and rinsing off afterward.

The event will be free of charge. Entrance fees at Great Salt Lake State Park will also be waived for the day.

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