Hike, mountain bike or horseback ride the park’s backcountry trails for spectacular views of lake and island scenery; spend a star-filled night in one of several primitive campsites; stroll along sandy beaches and take a dip in the lake’s salty waters or step back in time with a visit to the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Antelope Island is home to free-ranging bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn (antelope), and many other desert animals. Millions of birds congregate along the shores surrounding the island, offering unparalleled opportunities for birding. Year round Interpretive opportunities round out the Antelope Island experience.
Closure: To protect nesting birds, Egg Island and White Rock are closed to access year-round.
Park Closure: Antelope Island State Park will be closed to the public all day Monday, December 7 for the park’s annual bison hunt. As part of the bison management plan for Antelope Island State Park, seven hunting permits have been issued to the public. These permit holders are allowed island wide access on this day to harvest a bison of their choice. Park visitor safety is the reason for the closure and the park will re-open to the public the following day.
Official Park Blog: Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake: Stories from a Salty Shoreline