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*** Site Availablity Information ***: You can make individual site reservations through September 11th 2013 and Group areas through April 30th 2014 For information on when sites become available for booking please go to http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/reservations and click on the reservations calendar link, or call customer service at 801-322-3770 (toll free 800-322-3770) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.* The call center is closed all State and Federal holidays.
Antelope Island State Park, UT
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Sep 11 2013
DescriptionThe largest island in the Great Salt Lake is reached via a narrow road spanning seven miles from mainland to island. A visitor center orients guests with the biology, geology, history, and backcountry trail system. The Historic Fielding Garr Ranch, located at the southeast end of the island is open year-round. Antelope Island is home to a herd of 600 American bison. Island rangelands and shorelines are also home to antelope, deer, coyotes, bighorn sheep, shorebirds, and waterfowl.
This park is an ideal spot for viewing sunsets over the Great Salt Lake. The campgrounds are primitive with pit toilets and no shower facilities. (Modern facilities, including hot showers and drinking water are located at the day-use area, approximately one-half mile away).
The Basin and Range Province is centered in Nevada and extends eastward into Utah and southward into Arizona and California. Antelope Island is in the portion of the Basin and Range Province known as the Great Basin. The Great Basin eastern boundary is the Wasatch Range and western boundary is the Sierra Nevada Range in California. The typical pattern of the Basin and Range is of skinny mountain ranges surrounded by a broad valleys or basins. At Antelope Island, the island is the range and the Great Salt Lake spreads across several basins. This is a repeated pattern all the way across western Utah and Nevada to the Sierra Nevada Range. The view to the north and west from the visitor center is a vista of that pattern.
Camping, picnicking, sailing, biking, saltwater bathing, bird watching, photography, wildlife viewing and touring Fielding Garr Ranch historical site. Antelope Island is home to a roaming herd of 500 bison, bighorn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn, coyote, and a wide variety of birds. Though surrounded by water that is up to five times saltier than the ocean, wildlife viewing opportunities abound on this island of grasslands, wetlands, and miles of shoreline. An annual Bison Roundup is held each fall to check the health of the bison herd and cull excess bison. Check our Activities and Events calendar for more information.
Two campgrounds for a total of 46 campsites with access to vault restrooms.
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Alerts and Important Information
Gate Hours: (NO admittance after the gates Close) November through February: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March through April: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. May through August: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. September: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. October: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Visitor Center/ Fielding Garr Ranch Hours May 16th - September 15th 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 16th - May 15th 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Getting There:Take Interstate 15 to Exit 332 (Syracuse/Freeport Center). Turn west onto Antelope Drive and drive seven miles to the entrance gate. A two-lane causeway spans from mainland to island. After entering the park, to get to White Rock Bay, at the marina stay left stay on that road for 1.8 mi at the intersection turn left and follow the signs.
Mailing Address:Antelope Island State Park
4528 WEST 1700 SOUTH
SYRACUSE UT 84075
Phone Number:Information: (801)773-2941
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.