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.

UPDATE: 2017 Antler Shed Hunt: In response to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources emergency closure/delay to the gathering of sheds, the Antelope Island Open Access Shed Hunt will be postponed. However, due to other sensitive conditions on the island in April, including high calving and lambing for bison and bighorn sheep, and low food availability  in early spring, our delay will extend through April in order to allow sensitive and stressed animals time to recover from winter and early spring conditions. The updated dates for the Open Access Shed Hunt are Monday, May 8 (East Side) and Tuesday, May 9 (West Side). 

Registration will take place the morning of the event in the Davis County Parking lot just outside the park gate beginning at 6:30 am each morning.  Names will be randomly drawn at 7:30 am.  Two names allowed per entry. Picture ID must be presented at time of registration. Cost is $50 per person payable upon successful draw. Credit cards are accepted. For questions or concerns email jeremyjshaw@utah.gov.

Closure: To protect nesting birds, Egg Island and White Rock are closed to access year-round.

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