Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

February 2017

February 19
The Great Backyard Bird Count
Meet at the visitor center from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a bird count.  Learn about the importance of Antelope Island for birds from Volunteer Naturalist. The results of the count will be posted on Ebird.  Bring binoculars if you have them, however there will be some available to borrow.

February 24
Hot Tub Astronomy
Join park staff at 7:00 pm in the Visitor Center to hear stories about our night sky. What might you see as you relax under the stars with friends? Bring camp chairs and dress to be outside as part of the program will take place under the stars.

 

March 2017

March 4
Habitat Restoration Hike
Meet at the Gravel Pit trailhead at 1:00 pm for a guided five mile round trip hike to a wildlife guzzler. We will be heading to beacon knob and then off-trail from there.  Learn how park management has been trying to improve the range on Antelope Island since 1981. Learn about past successes, failures and what has been done to rehabilitate the Island since the July 2016 wildfire.

March 11 
Guided Ranch Tours
Come and join us at 2:00 pm for guided tours with the curator at the Fielding Garr Ranch. See the entire ranch site from the original ranch house, shearing barns and corrals. Please be sure to dress for the weather as the tour is in the cold weather. For more information email clayshelley@utah.gov.

 

April 2017

April 14  
Haunted Ranch?
Is the Fielding Garr Ranch Haunted? Come and see for your self. Meet at the Fielding Garr Ranch at 8:00 pm and learn about methods used to detect unexplained things. You will be allowed to wander through the buildings looking for evidence of visitors from beyond the grave. Please bring a flashlight and camera. For more information email clayshelley@utah.gov.

April 29
Star Party
Members of the Ogden Astronomical Society will be out with telescopes to explore the night sky with visitors. Beginning at 6:00 pm, meet at the White Rock Bay Day Use Trailhead to view the sun through special solar filters. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Bring camp chairs and a picnic and enjoy the evening looking at nebulae, star clusters, planets and more. If you bring a flashlight, please be sure it has a red filter over it and turn off head lights (parking lights are okay) when entering the parking area.

 

May 2017

May 8 – 9
Annual Antler Shed Hunt.
Antelope Island State Park will be holding our two-day open access event on Monday, May 8 for the east side of the Island, and Tuesday, May 9 for the west side of the island. This is a registration only event. A limited number of registrants will be allowed each day. More details and registration information can be found on the main page.

May 20
Star Party
Members of the Ogden Astronomical Society will be out with telescopes to explore the night sky with visitors. Beginning at 6:00 pm, meet at the White Rock Bay Day Use Trailhead to view the sun through special solar filters. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Bring camp chairs and a picnic and enjoy the evening looking at nebulae, star clusters, planets and more. If you bring a flashlight, please be sure it has a red filter over it and turn off head lights (parking lights are okay) when entering the parking area.

 

June 2017

June 17
Star Party
Members of the Ogden Astronomical Society will be out with telescopes to explore the night sky with visitors. Beginning at 7:00 pm, meet at the White Rock Bay Day Use Trailhead to view the sun through special solar filters. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Bring camp chairs and a picnic and enjoy the evening looking at nebulae, star clusters, planets and more. If you bring a flashlight, please be sure it has a red filter over it and turn off head lights (parking lights are okay) when entering the parking area.

 

July 2017

 

August 2017

August 26
Star Party
Members of the Ogden Astronomical Society will be out with telescopes to explore the night sky with visitors. Beginning at 6:00 pm, meet at the White Rock Bay Day Use Trailhead to view the sun through special solar filters. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Bring camp chairs and a picnic and enjoy the evening looking at nebulae, star clusters, planets and more. If you bring a flashlight, please be sure it has a red filter over it and turn off head lights (parking lights are okay) when entering the parking area.

 

September 2017

September 23
Star Party
Members of the Ogden Astronomical Society will be out with telescopes to explore the night sky with visitors. Beginning at 5:00 pm, meet at the White Rock Bay Day Use Trailhead to view the sun through special solar filters. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Bring camp chairs and a picnic and enjoy the evening looking at nebulae, star clusters, planets and more. If you bring a flashlight, please be sure it has a red filter over it and turn off head lights (parking lights are okay) when entering the parking area.

 

October 2017

October 14
Star Party
Members of the Ogden Astronomical Society will be out with telescopes to explore the night sky with visitors. Beginning at 5:00 pm, meet at the White Rock Bay Day Use Trailhead to view the sun through special solar filters. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Bring camp chairs and a picnic and enjoy the evening looking at nebulae, star clusters, planets and more. If you bring a flashlight, please be sure it has a red filter over it and turn off head lights (parking lights are okay) when entering the parking area.

 

Check back often for a list of other upcoming events.