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“Good place to explore Local Animals and Surroundings”

Antelope Island State Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Antelope Island State Park is a great place to view some local Animals and learn about Utah History at the Fielding Garr Ranch on the South End of the Island. The visitor center is well presented. Take your time and explore the Island.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a few hours while traveling from Grand Teton to Salt Lake City.

We wanted to see & experience what it was like to float/swim in the Great Salt Lake.

We arrived mid afternoon on a hot late August day (high 90's). After slathering ourselves with sunscreen & bug spray we hiked the sand until we reached the shoreline.

There were a massive amount of brine flies on the sand right near the waterline but they pretty much swarmed away from us as we scurried through to the water.

Definitely a little gross but they didn't bother us.

There was a little odor right at the shoreline but nothing too crazy as some have described.

It was really cool to float with our hands & feet above the surface of the water!! The water in the Great Salt Lake is 8 times saltier than the ocean. Be careful not to get the water in your eyes because it stings!

There were cold showers to wash off & also coin operated personal hot showers as well.

We also saw a Bison who crossed the road right in front of us.

Didn't have time to explore the entire island but many beautiful views.

We stopped in the visitor center & picked up a few small souvenirs to remember our visit.


Thank PopeyeD
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

In Utah there are 3 spots to see bisons - Antelope is one of them. As with wildlife, you never know but on the route on the eastside of the Island, we saw approx 150 of them - wow!
As well as some deer/antelope (could not determine what it was). A very beautiful park/Island with great views of the lake, surroundings and SLC. Worth the trip!

Thank Robbert L
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

What a view of Salt Lake from the island. The water was still like a mirror with the clouds and mountains being reflected off the water. If you take the right-hand fork after the Causeway the road takes you toe are parking areas near the covered eating areas. Showers are available should you swim in the lake, or should I say float in the lake.

If you take the left-hand fork when entering onto the island which will take you to the oldest surviving structure in the whole of Utah.

Well worth the visit.

Thank rodc46
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This state park has just incredible views of the Great Salt Lake, and lots of bison. Sunset can be spectacular. $10 per car admission and well worth it. We were here in 95 degree sunny weather. Basic food and drink are available, but you can bring your own. Ice is sold only in 20 lb. bags, but at $4.50 per it's a bargain compared to what we pay here in the Northeast. Bring lots of water and hats (no, not lots of hats-one per person will do) as well. You can easily spend just about the whole day here, as we did. We did leave the park for lunch on the mainland (where you could also catch a movie) and were able to re-enter by showing our receipt for the original $10 entrance fee. By all means, check out the ranch if you enjoy history, as the docent is quite personable and informative.
We did think about going in the water, but beach access to it involved a LONG and very hot walk.
This is just an incredibly unique and special place. Read about it before you go, There are 1.7 billion year old rocks, the same age as those at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Thank Ternstyle1952
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