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Antelope Island State Park

Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake + Desert, Utah

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  • View of the Great Salt Lake from Antelope Island.- Antelope Island State Park
  • Sun flowers on the island.- Antelope Island State Park
  • View from the top of the island.- Antelope Island State Park
  • Bison grazing on the island.- Antelope Island State Park
  • The shore of the Great Salt Lake.- Antelope Island State Park
  • Several trails traverse Antelope Island.- Antelope Island State Park
  • Northern view of the Great Salt Lake.- Antelope Island State Park
  • Eastern view of the Great Salt Lake.- Antelope Island State Park
  • Lizard on Antelope Island.- Antelope Island State Park
  • Bighorn sheep in Antelope Island State Park.- Antelope Island State Park
  • Looking out from Frary Peak in Antelope Island State Park.- Antelope Island State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful. Great views. Buffalo. Perfect day trip.
Cons: 
Rough roads. Mosquitos.
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Region:
Great Salt Lake + Desert, UT
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Antelope Island State Park is one of Utah's best kept secrets.  It is a perfect day trip from Salt Lake City, and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. The island sits right in Utah's Great Salt Lake, but it is easily accessible via a causeway; the drive from Salt Lake City usually takes just over an hour. The island boasts scenery of a rustic, untouched landscape, with 360-degree views of the surrounding lake and distant mountains.

The park consists of 42 square miles of beautiful terrain that is an ideal habitat for a rich and diverse population of wildlife. A herd of bison live on the island along with mule deer, bighorn sheep, and various bird life. The park offers hiking trails, miles of paved road for scenic driving or bicycling, a visitor center, a marina, multiple picnic areas, as well as campsites. On the island is also the historic Fielding Garr Ranch, which visitors can tour to learn more about the early inhabitants of Antelope Island. This state park is honestly one of the best attractions in Utah, and it is a must-do when visiting the Salt Lake area!

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