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*** Site Availability Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Antelope Island State Park, UT

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Mon Feb 02 2015

Description

The 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).

Geography:

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

Two campgrounds for a total of 46 campsites with access to vault restrooms.
R & G Horse and Wagon Rides at Antelope Island State Park offer horseback tours along the island trails. (801) 782-4946 or 1-888-878-8002 randghorse@yahoo.com

Nearby Attractions:

HAFB Aerospace Museum, Lagoon Amusement Park, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, USU Botanical Gardens, Eccles Dinosaur Park, Golden Spike National Monument

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Views
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Swimming
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife
Alerts and Important Information
  • Gnats are bad from April-July. Fine mess head nets are helpful. Insect repellant is ineffective.
  • Seasonal fire restrictions are generally imposed each year, depending on drought conditions. If fires are allowed, visitors must bring their own firewood.

  • Gate Hours: (NO admittance after the gates Close)
    November - February: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    March - October: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


    Visitor Center Hours
    May 16th - September 15th 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    September 16th - May 15th 9 a.m to 5 p.m. 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:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.05833, -112.24889
41°3'30"N, 112°14'56"W

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Antelope Island State Park
4528 WEST 1700 SOUTH
SYRACUSE  UT  84075

Phone Number:

Information:  (801)773-2941
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