Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

2020

2020
2020 is the 175th anniversary of John C. Fremont’s exploration of Great Salt Lake.  It was during this trip that he and his crew arrived on the island, hunted Pronghorn (Antelope) for food, and so dubbed it Antelope Island. To commemorate this anniversary, all of our tours, hikes, and other activities will be called explorations or expeditions throughout 2020.   

October 2020

Bison Roundup – for more information about the 2020 Roundup, please follow this link. 

October 17
Ranch Ghost Tour
***CANCELLED***
8:00-10:00pm / 10:00pm-12:00am – Fielding Garr Ranch
Join Fielding Garr Ranch staff and the Western Association for the Science of the Paranormal (WASP) for a short presentation about paranormal activity at this historic site. Following the presentation, participants will have time to conduct their own mini-investigations or participate in sessions with members of WASP. 
Tickets are $10 per vehicle and do not include $15 per vehicle park admission. For complete information and to purchase tickets, please visit WASP’s website.
To better facilitate social distancing and other CDC recommendations, two programs are taking place.

October 17
*****CANCELED*****
Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for their monthly star party at Antelope Island.  Join us for solar viewing beginning at 5:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

October 24 
Antelope Island ROCKS!  Geology Hike
1:00pm
Join us for a short hike (under 1/4 mile) through an outcrop of one of the islands most notable type of rock – tintic quartizite.  This is a great activity for individuals or families.  Plan to be outside for up to an hour.  Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, space for this event is limited and registration is required.  Please email tackley@utah.gov to register, or with questions.

October 31
Bats – Not as Spooky as You Think
1:00PM – Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join the park naturalist for a not so spooky discussion about bats.  If you love bats or are afraid of bats, you’ll want to join this conversation.  
This is an outdoor program.  Please dress to be outside for up to an hour.  
To better facilitate social distancing and other CDC recommendations, space is limited for this program.
Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions.

November 2020

November 14-16
Online Bison Auction
The 2020 Bison Auction will be entirely online this year, administered by Quality Auction Service, Inc.  There are a few changes to the way the bison will be sold this year. Due to various changes and unavailable slaughter houses, there will be no onsite slaughter, and no single animals sold. All animals will be sold in lots of 2-8 depending on the animals. 
     * Yearlings in lots of 5
     * Mature cows in lots of 2
     * 2 yr old bulls in lots of 5
     * Calves in lots of 8

November 14
Antelope Island Star-Hop
*Registration Required*

Join us for a naked-eye tour of the night sky. 
In 2017, Antelope Island was awarded the title of “Dark Sky Park” by the International Dark Sky Association.  Come see why.
There is no fee for this event, but tickets are required. 
Go to https://signup.com/go/bcuGkzT to register.
Space is limited. 
Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions.

November 28
Antelope Island ROCKS!  Geology Hike
1:00pm
Join us for a short hike (under 1/4 mile) through an outcrop of one of the islands most notable type of rock – tintic quartizite.  This is a great activity for individuals or families.  Plan to be outside for up to an hour.  Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, space for this event is limited and registration is required.  Please email tackley@utah.gov to register, or with questions.

*Come back often for updates on more events and activities.