Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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A widower and father of nine, Fielding Garr built his ranch at the most consistent of the 40 freshwater springs on Antelope Island, which allowed it to continue operations for the next 133 years. Founded in 1848, the land was not turned into a state park until 1981. It was originally established to handle the herds of cows and sheep that had been tithed to the Latter-day Saints church. This is one of the oldest ranches in the West that is still operational, and horses are still running around the corrals today. Nowadays tourists get to experience a taste of life before modern electronics. Many buildings sit on the property and are filled with old tools, provisions, and pieces of technology from the turn of the last century that people are allowed to interact with. This is a great place for families who wouldn't mind imparting some of the nation's history onto the kids. The Mountain View Trail (Eastern Shore Trail) has its southern trailhead here at the ranch. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Pros

Historic. Hands-on museum. Horseback rides. Nearby trail.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Family friendly
Vault toilet
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Shelters
Historically significant
Big Game Watching
Bird watching
Wildflowers
Big vistas
Horseback riding

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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