Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

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.   

July 2020

July 15
Explore Unbeaten Paths
8:00am- Mountain View trailhead @ Mile 8

Have you hiked all of the trails on Antelope Island?  Want to see something different?
Join us at the Mountain View trailhead at mile marker 8 for a guided exploration of an otherwise off-limits natural spring.
This is an easy, approximately 3 mile round trip hike.
We will be following recommendations from the Utah Department of Health and the CDC.  Space for this event is limited.  
Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions.

July 16
Explore Unbeaten Paths
8:00am- Mountain View trailhead @ Mile 8

Have you hiked all of the trails on Antelope Island?  Want to see something different?
Join us at the Mountain View trailhead at mile marker 8 for a guided exploration of an otherwise off-limits natural spring.
This is an easy, approximately 3 mile round trip hike.
We will be following recommendations from the Utah Department of Health and the CDC.  Space for this event is limited.  
Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions.

July 18
Guided Writing Program
Join us for a guided writing exercise, documenting your visit to Antelope Island. We’ll explore different senses and experience the island in ways you may never have before. Bring a pen and paper and meet us at the Visitor Center amphitheater at 6:00pm.
This event will adhere to social distancing guidelines, so space is limited.
Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions

July 18
Sunset Kayak Expedition
***Registration is Required***
Experience Great Salt Lake in a different light the sun sinks below the horizon in an explosion of color.
Regular park entry fees apply.  There is no additional cost for this tour; however, kayaks are not provided.
For safety considerations, space for this tour is limited.  
Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions and to register.

July 25
Jr Ranger Program
Owls: What’s on the menu?
10:00am – Visitor Center Amphitheater
We’ll discover what types of owls you might see at Antelope Island and what they eat.  
This program is designed for youth,  but children of all ages are invited. 
We will be following recommendations from the Utah Department of Health and the CDC.  Space for this event is limited.  
Contact tackley@utah.gov for more information.

 

August 2020

August 3-8
Antelope Island Virtual (mostly) Spider Fest
Let’s get to know our creepy crawly friends who call Antelope Island home!
Join us for a week-long event full of spider-themed presentations, DIY crafts, “guided” walks, citizen science, poetry, photography, scavenger hunts and more, all designed to teach us about these fascinating residents of the island. Incredible education resources from our powerhouse team of partners are sure to bust spider myths and help the whole family learn to appreciate the critical role spiders play in our ecosystems.
Follow our Facebook Event Page for updates and details. 
Contact tackley@utah.gov for more information.

August 8
*****CANCELED*****
UMFA in the Wild:  Make a Nature Rubbing Book
10 am | Antelope Island Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join the UMFA in Utah’s amazing wilderness to experience nature and make art. Learn about the variety of textures in nature and how artists represent them in paintings and drawings. Construct your own book to classify and record rubbings of the natural textures around you.

August 22
*****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 7:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

 

September 2020

September 12
*****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 6:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

 

October 2020

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/

 

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