Are OHVs Coming To Antelope Island State Park?
SALT LAKE CITY — We have been hearing a lot of questions about the possibility of Off-Highway Vehicles being allowed at Antelope Island State Park in the future. While there is a discussion underway, at this time there is no plan to allow OHV use on Antelope Island.
Utah State Parks is constantly evaluating possibilities for new recreational activities at our parks. Over the past couple of years, new activities introduced at our state parks have included zip lines, archery ranges, disc golf courses, floating playgrounds, and slacklines.
It is important to note that many other recreational opportunities were evaluated and passed over because they were not the right fit for the proposed host park.
Proposals regarding limited OHV use on the Antelope Island are not a new topic. This idea was first discussed more than 10 years ago when we were developing our park management plan.
Because a decade has passed since the topic was last evaluated, DNR and Utah State Parks leadership are in the process of again assessing the possibility of guided off-highway vehicle tours on the Island.
After thorough study and consideration, we will determine if this is an opportunity that could possibly work at the park. If it is determined that OHV tours are a viable option for Antelope Island, we plan to seek feedback from stakeholders. This will include a public comment process.
The mission of Utah State Parks is to enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.