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The Frary Homestead

Antelope Island State Park

Great Salt Lake + Desert, Utah

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The Frary Homestead

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  • This desolate landscape used to have many pioneer settlers, including the Frary clan.- The Frary Homestead
  • Apparently the patch of red trees has a freshwater spring beneath it. There are 40 springs on the island that helped people settle it. - The Frary Homestead
  • There is a dusty trail about half a mile up to the site.- The Frary Homestead
  • Looking east toward the Wasatch Mountains.- The Frary Homestead
  • Looking east toward the Wasatch Mountains.- The Frary Homestead
  • While very empty, there is a peaceful nature to the place.- The Frary Homestead
  • Reading the interpretative signs that dot the area.- The Frary Homestead
  • A memorial for the Frary family.- The Frary Homestead
  • The grave site of Alice, the wife of Mr. Frary.- The Frary Homestead
  • Their story.- The Frary Homestead
  • Frary Peak in the distance.- The Frary Homestead
  • There is a fence around the memorial to keep bison out.- The Frary Homestead
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Pros: 
Historic.
Cons: 
Not much to see. Desolate.
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Region:
Great Salt Lake + Desert, UT
Access: 
Hike-in
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
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The Frary Homestead is a historic site on Antelope Island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. A small grave marker and a plaque commemorating the pioneer family are all that exists out here along with some interpretative signs that let people know what life was like out here in the late 1800s. There are a few items scattered about the area that belonged to the pioneers, but make sure to leave them where they lie. The half-mile hike is simply a dusty trail with a slight gain as you approach the former homestead. Frary Peak sits in the background above the area as well as a grouping of trees that apparently sit above a fresh water spring, according to a map on one of the signs. There is not much to see out here, but the views are nice, and so is the perspective of how tough life must have been for our ancestors only a few generations ago.

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