Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

Throughout 2019: 50 Miles for 50 Years Challenge 50th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt – Print the brochures and get out and enjoy the park! 

 

July 2019

July 6
UMFA in the Wild: Antelope Island State Park | Become a Land Artist
Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Utah’s amazing wilderness to create your own Land art. We will learn about the Land art movement in America and especially Utah’s own famous Land art sculptures. Then after creating art using natural materials, you can document it with a Polaroid picture you can keep. Meet 10:00 am at the visitor center amphitheater.

July 13
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Home on the Range”
Antelope Island was used for 133 years as ranch land. Walk the grounds with the Fielding Garr Ranch staff at 11:00 to learn how ranchers over the years used the resources of Antelope Island to sustain themselves. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

July 20
Fielding Garr Ranch Ghost Tours
Is the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch haunted? Come tour the ranch after dark and hear the stories of people who have worked and lived on Antelope Island. Stick around after the tour to conduct your own investigation of the ranch. Gather at the ranch at 9:00 PM. The ranch will close at 11:00 PM. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

July 24
Pioneer Day Activities
Make Fielding Garr Ranch your destination for Pioneer Day. We have fun activities, games, and crafts from the pioneer days. See how you do at rolling a hoop, walking on stilts, see if you can spin wool, and do some laundry. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

 

August 2019

August 2 – FULL
Documentary Screening: Saving the Dark (followed by night sky viewing)
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm in the Visitor Center
80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution. Director Sriram Murali took it upon himself to raise awareness of light pollution through the creation of this film.  Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Viewing of the film is free. Park entrance fees apply. Following the film, we will be doing a short night sky program. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

August 10
UMFA in the Wild: Antelope Island State Park | Cloudscapes
Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Utah’s amazing wilderness to create cloudscapes, landscapes of clouds and the sky! Get inspiration from Utah artists famous for paintings of big Western skies then observe the sky above to draw your own cloudscape. Meet 10:00 am at the visitor center amphitheater. 

August 17
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Home on the Range”
Antelope Island was used for 133 years as ranch land. Walk the grounds with the Fielding Garr Ranch staff at 11:00 to learn how ranchers over the years used the resources of Antelope Island to sustain themselves. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

August 23
Fielding Garr Ranch Ghost Tours
Is the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch haunted? Come tour the ranch after dark and hear the stories of people who have worked and lived on Antelope Island. Stick around after the tour to conduct your own investigation of the ranch. Gather at the ranch at 9:00 PM. The ranch will close at 11:00 PM. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

August 24
Star Party
Join park staff and members of Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing begins at 7:00 pm followed by deep space viewing after dark. Telescopes are provided by members of the astronomical society and will be focused on several deep space objects such as nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies. Please ensure all flashlights have red filters. No reservation required. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

August 31
Play Music on the Porch Day

Fielding Garr Ranch has one of the best porches in the state for some friendly jamming. Bring an instrument, a picnic, and celebrate this day of community and connection with us. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

 

September 2019

September 21
Star Party
Join park staff and members of Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing begins at 5:00 pm followed by deep space viewing after dark. Telescopes are provided by members of the astronomical society and will be focused on several deep space objects such as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. Please ensure all flashlights have red filters. No reservation required. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

September 28
Antelope 50K Mountain Bike Race The Antelope 50K Mountain Bike Race by Endura Events will take place along the White Rock Bay Backcountry Trails, including White Rock Loop, Junction Trail and Split Rock Loop. The races being at 9:00 am.

Park Impacts: No roads or trails will be closed for this event. Expect additional bike traffic along the White Rock trails.

 

October 2019

October 4 – FULL
Documentary Screening: Saving the Dark (followed by night sky viewing)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Visitor Center
80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution. Director Sriram Murali took it upon himself to raise awareness of light pollution through the creation of this film.  Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Viewing of the film is free. Park entrance fees apply. Following the film, we will be doing a short night sky program. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

October 26
Annual Bison Roundup
The Annual Bison Roundup takes place beginning at 9:00 am from Fielding Garr Ranch. Members of the public are invited to watch this unique event from several locations throughout the park. Get here early and watch the horse riders set out for the day, or watch from along the east side road any time between 9:30 am and 11:00 am as the herd is driven north. From 10:00 am until the bison are in the corrals (around 2:00 pm), join us in White Rock Bay viewing area for activities, education, food, and more as we wait for the herd to be pushed around the corner and past the viewing area into the corrals. For more information contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

October 26
Star Party
Join park staff and members of Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing begins at 5:00 pm followed by deep space viewing after dark. Telescopes are provided by members of the astronomical society and will be focused on several deep space objects such as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. Please ensure all flashlights have red filters. No reservation required. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

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