Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

2021 Events

October 20
Hike with a Ranger

Meet at the Frary Peak / Dooly Knob trailhead at 3:00pm for a moderate 1.5 mile hike to see incredible views of Great Salt Lake and the north end of Antelope Island.  Dogs are welcome but must remain on a 6′ physical leash at all times.  This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.  Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions. 
Park Impacts: None

Full Moon Hike
Join the park naturalist at the Gravel Pit Trailhead at 6:15pm for a 1 mile hike to watch the sun set and the full moon rise over the Wasatch mountains.  Dogs are welcome but must remain on a 6′ physical leash at all times.  This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.  Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions.
Park Impacts: Increased foot traffic on the Gravel Pit Trail

October 21
Hike with a Ranger
Meet at the Lakeside Loop trailhead at 12:00 noon for a moderate 4.8 mile walk along the shore of Great Salt Lake. Dogs are welcome but must remain on a 6′ physical leash at all times.  This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.  Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions. 
Park Impacts: None

October 28
Hike with a Ranger
Meet at the Buffalo Point trailhead at 3:00pm and 5:00pm for an easy 1/2 mile hike to a beautiful overlook of Great Salt Lake.  Dogs are welcome but must remain on a 6′ physical leash at all times.  This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.  Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions. 
Park Impacts: None

October 30
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. 
Park Impacts: Trails south of Buffalo Point will be closed until the roundup is complete.  Heavy vehicle traffic should be expected coming into the park, along the eastside road and into White Rock Bay

Roundup Watch Party / Exposition
Join us in White Rock Bay starting at 10:30am to watch the team of riders make the final push leading bison into the corrals.
Enjoy fun activities and games, great food from our friends at Island Buffalo Grill and Gnarly’s Island. Visit our partners and exhibitors from Night Sky Science, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, Mobile Moon Coop, Northwest Band of Shoshone Nation, and artist Judy Calhoun.
There is no fee for this event – regular entrance fees apply.  Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions, or if you are interested in joining as an exhibitor.
Park Imacts: Trails south of Buffalo Point will be closed until the roundup is complete.  Heavy vehicle traffic should be expected coming into the park, along the eastside road and into White Rock Bay

 

November 2-4
Working of the Bison
Join us at the bison corrals for an up-close (and safe) opportunity to see bison, and learn how and why they are managed.  Walking tours are available throughout the day beginning at 8:30am.  A video tour is also available.  Fieldtrips and group tours must be scheduled in advance.  Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions, or to schedule your group.
This event is free – regular entrance fees apply.  
Park Impacts: None

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