Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island State Park – 32nd Annual Bison Roundup

Rider Registration is now FULL. 

General Information:

Saturday October 27, 2018 will be the main push to move bison from the southern portion of the island to the handling facilities on the north end of the island.  Sunday, any bison left on the range will be moved to the handling facilities.  Please be aware that in recent years all the animals have been rounded up the first day.

Date and Times:

October 27, 2018

6:00 a.m.         Park’s entrance gate opens.
8:00 a.m.         Mandatory range ride orientation at the Fielding Garr Ranch.  All riders must attend this meeting in order to ride. Give yourself enough time to check in, get to the ranch, and be ready by 8:00 am.
9:00 a.m.         Range ride begins.

Required Fees – FULL

$50 per rider registration fee. The registration fee includes the roundup range ride, entrance to the park, a souvenir bandana, and a chili dinner on Saturday evening. Registration closes October 10, 2018, or when full.  If not registered by that date, you will not be allowed to participate in the range ride.  No exceptions. Cancellations made on or before October 19, 2018 will be issued a full refund.  Refunds will be made by crediting the same credit card.  No refunds will be given after October 19, 2018.  To request a refund, email antelopeisland@utah.gov

Camping – Registration Closed

For those wishing to camp at the Fielding Garr Ranch, you may check-in Friday, October 26, 2018 starting at noon.  The overnight camping fee is $40 per vehicle. A truck and camper is one vehicle; a truck and horse trailer is another vehicle. Each would require a separate camp fee.  This fee pays for Friday and Saturday nights.  All campers must vacate the ranch by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Important Information:

  • You must provide your own horse to participate in the range ride.
  • Only registered riders may participate in the range ride.
  • Riders must be at least 18 years of age.
  • No dogs will be allowed on the trail, dogs must be leashed in camp.
  • Camping is permitted in designated areas only.  No vehicles or equipment allowed in the wetland areas.
  • Any fire restrictions in place at the time of the roundup will be enforced.
  • Cultural resources on Antelope Island are protected and must not be removed.
  • By order of the Davis County Sheriff, no alcohol will be consumed prior to, or on the trail. Violators will be asked to leave the island and may be issued a citation.
  • Roundup memorabilia will be available for purchase at the ranch.
  • Weed-free hay is recommended.
  • Event tickets and waivers will be mailed.
  • Space is limited.

Event Tickets and Waivers:

Event tickets and waivers will be mailed to participants.  Participants will not be admitted to the event without tickets.  Each registered rider must read and sign the 2018 Bison Roundup Waiver.  Bring the signed waiver with you to the roundup.

Range Ride Agenda:

Friday October 26, 2018

Noon                 Camping check-in begins.
10:00 p.m.       Park gate closes.  No entrance into the park.

 Saturday October 27, 2018

6:00 a.m.         Park’s entrance gate opens.
8:00 a.m.         Mandatory range ride orientation at the Fielding Garr Ranch.  All riders must attend this meeting in order to ride.
9:00 a.m.         Range ride begins.
5:30-7:00 p.m. Chili dinner hosted by Friends of Antelope Island (at Fielding Garr Ranch barn).
10:00 p.m.       Park’s entrance gate closes.  You may exit the park at any time, but will not be able to re-enter until the following day at 6:00 a.m.

**Sunday, October 28, 2018 (IF NECESSARY)

6:00 a.m.         Park’s entrance gate opens.
8:00 a.m.         Mandatory range ride orientation at the Fielding Garr Ranch.  All riders must attend this meeting in order to ride.
9:00 a.m.         Range ride begins.
10:00 p.m.       Park’s entrance gate closes.  You may exit the park at any time.

** This ride will take place only if animals remain on the range.

Chili Dinner Hosted by Friends of Antelope Island:

The Friends of Antelope Island, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the visitors’ experience on the Island, will host a dinner on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Fielding Garr Ranch barn.  Although the dinner is free, donations are gratefully accepted.  For information on the Friends of Antelope Island, visit friendsofantelopeisland.com or contact Neka Roundy at (801) 451-3286.

Contact Information:

For questions, contact antelopeisland@utah.gov