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Antelope Island State Park 50th Anniversary

Posted on: January 25th, 2019

We’re 50! To celebrate the opening of Antelope Island State Park in 1969, we are holding several events throughout the year designed to showcase this incredible state park and the many recreation and scenic opportunities available to the public. Celebrate With Us! 50 Miles for 50 Years Challenge!Take the challenge to hike, bike, run or […]

The 2018 Antelope Island Bison Roundup is Here!

Posted on: October 15th, 2018

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK – Cowboys yelling at one another as their horses gallop through dirt and sagebrush. The sharp crack of whips echoing through the air.  The thunderous rumble of over 700 Great American Bison charging across an open plain. This is the Antelope Island Bison Roundup. Hosted each year at Antelope Island State Park, the […]

Beetles of Antelope Island

Posted on: February 7th, 2018

Pictures and information about the really cool beetles. This could be a really big page.

Spiders of Antelope Island

Posted on: February 7th, 2018

Pictures and text here about spiders. 🙂

Invertebrates of Antelope Island

Posted on: February 7th, 2018

(This page is still under construction. Please check back for updated information) Insects Mantispid Did a wasp and a preying mantis have a baby?? Nope! This amazing predator isn’t really related to either of those insects, though it certainly looks like both. Mantispids aren’t commonly seen, partly because they are nocturnal. Their relatives are the […]

Are OHVs Coming To Antelope Island State Park? 



Posted on: November 9th, 2017

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 […]

Antelope Island is ‘Dark Sky’ Certified

Posted on: April 21st, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – After many months of waiting, Antelope Island State Park has officially been awarded the title of “International Dark Sky Park” by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). A park is only given this designation after IDA staff have reviewed the area and have found it to possess “exceptional or distinguished quality of […]

Drone Regulations for Antelope Island State Park

Posted on: March 16th, 2017

After a review period, the following guidelines have been set for Antelope Island State Park. In order to protect peoples’ privacy and enjoyment, along with the well being of our abundant wildlife, the following guidelines and regulations are in place (these are for Antelope Island State Park only. For other areas, please contact those parks […]

What Antler Gathering Closure Means for Antelope Island

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017

The Antelope Island Open Access Shed Hunt will be postponed until early May in response to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ (DWR) emergency closure/delay. The amendment,  set by DWR,  is due to concerns of extreme, prolonged cold and deep snow. This decision has closed antler gathering in ALL of Utah from Feb. 3 – […]

Park of the Week – Antelope Island State Park

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015

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. […]