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! 

 

November 2019

November 9
Bison Auction
Excess bison will be sold at a pubic auction to help maintain the size of the herd on the island. The public is welcome to view the bison in the corrals from 8:00 am to 9:30 am. Those wishing to bid, must be registered by 9:30 am. The auction starts promptly at 10:00 am. For more information, contact stevenbates@utah.gov.

November 9
Buffalo Run Half Marathon and 50K
Runners will be following different trail routes through the park during this running event. Staging and participant parking will be in White Rock Bay. 

Park Impacts: No roads or trails will be closed for this event, however, expect heavier traffic on the trails, and within White Rock Bay.

November 11
Sunrise over the Wasatch
Watch Mercury transit the sun as it rises with us. 7:00 am to 11:30 am. Gates open at 6:00 am. Meet at the Visitor Center where Dark Sky Layton will show a live screening from one of their telescopes.  Other telescopes will be available outside the Visitor Center. Come enjoy a cup of Hot Chocolate while we view this event that occurs only 13 times a century.
Park entry fees apply.  For more information please contact tackley@utah.gov.

November 16
Public Star Party
Join park staff, Ogden Astronomical Society and Utah Master Naturalists from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm as we host the last public star party of the season at Antelope Island.  Meet in the day use parking area of White Rock Bay. If you bring a flashlight, please be sure it has a red filter on it. No registration required. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

Fridays and Saturdays
Every Friday and Saturday of the month, come enjoy a guided tour of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov. 

 

December 2019

December 7
Who’s Home on the Range
Join the Park Naturalist at 10:00 am in the Visitor Center to learn about the diverse wildlife that calls Antelope Island “Home”.   We will discuss why they are here, how they survive this harsh environment, and what our roles are as visitors in their homes.   No reservation required.   For more information, contact tackley@utah.gov

Fridays and Saturdays
Every Friday and Saturday of the month, come enjoy a guided tour of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov. 

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