ABOUT ANTELOPE ISLAND

ISLAND HOURS

Open Daily 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Visitor Center: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fielding Garr Ranch: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PARK FEES

Entrance fee$10/vehicle (1-8 people)
Senior Fee$5 / vehicle (1-8 people)
Bicycles and Pedestrians$3 / person

CONTACT INFO

Entrance Booth: 801-773-2941
Visitor Center: 801-725-9263
Camping Reservations: 800-322-3770

HISTORY

Antelope Island was first settled in 1848 by Fielding Garr.Garr was assigned by the Mormon Church to establish a ranch on the island as a stronghold for managing the church tithing herds. The ranch was continually inhabited from that time until 1981.

Ownership changed hands several times before being acquired by Utah State Parks and Recreation. Two thousand acres were purchased in 1969, and the balance in 1981.

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Antelope Island’s 28,000 acres makes it the largest of the ten islands in the Great Salt Lake.

As a small remnant of prehistoric Lake Bonneville, it once covered 20,000 square miles of land in what is now Utah, Nevada, and Idaho.

Elevation ranges from 4,200 feet at lake level, to 6,500 feet on Frary Peak. Access to the island is via a seven mile causeway.

Geologic features include several levels of historic Lake Bonneville as well as remnants of ancient volcanoes.

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WILDLIFE

The island’s population of big game animals includes Mule Deer, Antelope, and Bighorn Sheep and is highlighted by a herd of American Bison.

The free roaming American Bison herd numbers range from 500 to 700 depending on the time of year.

Other animals that call the island home are Coyotes and numerous species of small mammals and birds.

ISLAND FACILITIES

A visitor center; Modern restrooms; Showers; Beach; Picnic area; Developed campgrounds; And Marina.

MANAGEMENT
Park Manager: Jeremy Shaw
Assistant Manager: Wendy Wilson

MORE INFO

For further information about Antelope Island State Park you can visit these websites:
http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island/
http://utah.com/antelope-island-state-park

Book your ride by calling us today.

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We are the sole provider of horseback rides on Antelope Island!  If you would like to come on a ride with us, please contact us.

Call us: (801) 726-9514

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