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Antelope Island State Park

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A beautiful park located on the largest of the Great Salt Lakes islands; features lots of white-sand beaches, hiking and biking trails in addition to a variety of flora and fauna, including deer, bob cats, and of course, antelopes.
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4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075-6861
+1 801-773-2941
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We left I-15 at exit 332 and drove west on Antelope Drive to Antelope Island State Park. Admission for a vehicle with two seniors was $5.00 which was reasonable. The park is accessed via a 7-mile causeway across Great Salt Lake to the island. We...More

Thank scottie552
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got to the park with less than an hour of daylight and were so mad we didn't have more time. Per the suggestion of the park ranger, knowing we didn't have much time, we drove towards the ranch. We saw some Antelope, Mule Deer,...More

Thank Abraham A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an interesting place. It is a large island in the Great Salt Lake. The park is accessed on a causeway offering views of the lake. The visitor center has helpful info about the trails, things to see and maps. We were surprised to...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Antelope Island State Park in the Great Salt Lake is amazing. The sheer vistas and unusual landscape are both tranquil and rugged. It wasn’t hard to imagine that we were the first to ever see this. Such a contrast to the 2 million people just...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE came here on a overcast, rainy day. Loved the drive out over the causeway. When we turned left, we were greeted by a rather large bison enjoying lunch on he side of the road. From there onto the visitor center, there is a short...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located north of SLC, this state park offers lots to see. Several campgrounds to choose from if you're into camping. Varied hiking trails. We enjoyed the Fielding Garr Ranch which has many interesting exhibits.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't time to spend in a large park such as Yellowstone then Antelope Island might be the answer. Having had such as good experience many years ago we were due a return trip. We stayed in nearby Layton and drove straight down Antelope...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the island in June, hopefully after the black flies have gone away. Bring your binoculars and also visit the ranch house and take time to hear the history. Since the island is in the salty part of the Great Salt Lake, a swim near...More

Thank Royce A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went swimming in the Great Salt Lake and it was amazing! It is a once in a lifetime experience and I would recommend doing it at least once. As per the other reviews, there are a lot of flies (little itty bitty ones) but...More

Thank migamouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming over on the causeway, the smell is terrible and bugs swarm about everywhere. Once on the island though, the bugs and smell go away, The island has a lot to offer - hiking, horseback riding, boating, swimming, with plenty of bison, photo ops and...More

Thank Sandy T
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Furqan M
23 June 2018|
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Response from Beemer54 | Reviewed this property |
The park is open from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. if you camp you stay overnight. But the gates are locked. Emergencies are the only exception.
19 August 2017|
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Response from mrjorgensen109 | Reviewed this property |
The majority of birds were by the lake. There were a lot of them in the shallow water. I would suggest early morning or evening.
Edgar T
23 June 2017|
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Response from Bill_K_Utah | Reviewed this property |
They have not been especially bothersome for me, and I am one of those people who attracts insects of all kinds. I recommend visiting on a breezy day--on those days, bugs will be at a minimum.