Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

2021 Events

July 24
Hike with a Ranger
Meet at the Visitor Center for a short (0.16 mile) nature hike.  Hikes will begin every hour between Noon and 4:00pm.  Email tackley@utah.gov with any questions.  This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.
Park Impacts: None

July 25
Adobe Brick Making
11:00am – 4:00pm
In 1849 when Fielding Garr was building his house on Antelope Island, adobe was the building material of choice throughout the area. Drop in to learn more about adobe and make your own mini brick to take home! Email caldrich@utah.gov with questions. This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.
Park Impacts:  None

July 30
Ranch Paranormal Tour
**THIS PROGRAM IS FULL**
9:00pm
Countless people have come and gone from the Fielding Garr Ranch site over 6,000 years… Well, most have gone. Ranch Manager Carl will guide a tour of the ranch providing history and paranormal reports. After the tour, participants are invited to conduct their own paranormal investigations. Come early to enjoy the sunset and visit by a campfire (pending fire restrictions).  Registration is required and space is limited. Email caldrich@utah.gov with questions and to register. This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.
Park Impacts:  None

August 2-7
Antelope Island Spider Fest
All the details for this year’s Spider Fest, including education links, info on guided walks and more can be found here, and continuing updates can be found on the Spider Fest Facebook Page.

August 14
Utah State Parks Military Appreciation Day
Utah State Parks is offering free day-use entrance for active military, veterans, and their families in the same vehicle. 

August 14
Ranch Tours
11:00am & 2:00pm
Ranch Manager Carl will take you on a guided tour covering 133 years of ranching history at Fielding Garr Ranch. See the buildings and hear stories of people who lived and worked here. Tour is 30-45 minutes.  Registration is not required, but space is limited. Email caldrich@utah.gov with questions. This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.
Park Impacts:  None

August 14
Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Members of the OAS will have telescopes set up for solar viewing beginning at 7:00pm.  Dark sky viewing will begin when it’s dark.  This is a come and go as you wish event – public is encouraged to come.  Meet at the White Rock Bay / Back Country Trailhead.
Park Impacts: Expect added traffic around the White Rock Bay Campground

August 22
Adobe Brick Making
11:00am – 4:00pm
In 1849 when Fielding Garr was building his house on Antelope Island, adobe was the building material of choice throughout the area. Drop in to learn more about adobe and make your own mini brick to take home! Email caldrich@utah.gov with questions. This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.
Park Impacts:  None

September 12
Adobe Brick Making
11:00am – 4:00pm
In 1849 when Fielding Garr was building his house on Antelope Island, adobe was the building material of choice throughout the area. Drop in to learn more about adobe and make your own mini brick to take home! Email caldrich@utah.gov with questions. This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.
Park Impacts:  None

September 25
Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Members of the OAS will have telescopes set up for solar viewing beginning at 6:00pm.  Dark sky viewing will begin when it’s dark.  This is a come and go as you wish event – public is encouraged to come.  Meet at the White Rock Bay / Back Country Trailhead.
Park Impacts: Expect added traffic around the White Rock Bay Campground

October 9
Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Members of the OAS will have telescopes set up for solar viewing beginning at 5:00pm.  Dark sky viewing will begin when it’s dark.  This is a come and go as you wish event – public is encouraged to come.  Meet at the White Rock Bay / Back Country Trailhead.
Park Impacts: Expect added traffic around the White Rock Bay Campground

October 23
Annual Bison Roundup
Come and watch over 200 riders on horseback round up the island’s 750 bison during the annual bison roundup. The roundup is an important part of the bison and island management. To learn more about roundup, how and where to watch, why we do it and how you can participate as one of the riders, click the title link above. 

 

 

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