This is a great place to view wildlife. The island was without its namesake antelope for many years, but they were reintroduced in 1993 and can now be seen in many areas of the park. Deer, bobcats, coyotes, many varieties of birds and waterfowl also call the island home. But most famous is Antelope Island’s American Bison, introduced to the island in 1893 and now numbering some 600 animals.

Wild animals are often seen by people driving the park roads and hiking or biking the park’s trails. The annual bison roundup each fall is a particularly good time to view the bison.

Facilities include a marina, beach picnic area and camping areas. RVs are welcome but there are no hookups. The campgrounds have vault toilets. Water is available at the Bridger Bay Beach area on the sides of the beach buildings. Showers are also available at the beach area. A restaurant is available on the island and concessionaires to provide other limited goods and services.

Recreational opportunities abound. White sand beaches beckon to sunbathers and picnickers. Hiking, biking and horseback trails lead to scenic points on the island. A marina serves sailboats, powerboats, and kayakers. Campers come to watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets in seclusion found only minutes from their urban homes.

Many people enjoy swimming in Great Salt Lake’s salty water, which is several times saltier than the ocean. Because it is so salty, the water is extra buoyant and people float on its surface.

Location

Antelope Island State Park
4528 West 1700 South Syracuse, UT 84075

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Hours

Open year-round
March – October: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
November – April: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Visitor Center & Fielding Garr Ranch Hours
May 15 – September 14: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
September 15 – May 14: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving & Christmas

Fees

$15 Day-Use per vehicle
$10 Day-Use for Utah senior residents
$3 Cyclists and Pedestrians
$75 Annual Day-Use Pass (causeway pass is separate)
$35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass

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Contact Details

(801) 773-2941 Entrance Gate
(801) 725-9263 Visitor Center

Official Website: Antelope Island State Park

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Antelope Island State Park Utah:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Bridger bay


Bridger Bay Campground – 64 sites – two loops (6 ADA Accessible Sites)

  • Bridger Bay Campground is great for families and small groups of eight or fewer people. Tents and RVs are welcome.
  • Water and electricity available in the upper loop (sites 27-64). Water is available at the Dump Station in the upper loop.
    *Note: Restrooms are not currently available in the upper loop.
  • Pit toilets only in the lower loop. Flush toilets and showers are located at Bridger Bay Beach, 1 mile away.
  • Dogs on leash are welcome.
  • Fires are allowed in designated fire pits only. Seasonal fire restrictions may be in place. Firewood is available at the park Visitor Center.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. This includes generators.
  • $20.00 per night (no hookups)/$40 per night (hookups).
    $18 fee for an additional vehicle.
    Fee covers one vehicle.
  • Maximum site capacity is eight people and two vehicles.

Whiterock bay

White Rock Bay Campground – 20 sites

White Rock Bay Campground is great for groups of up to 16 people. Tents and self-contained RVs are welcome.

Two equestrian sites are available.

No water or electricity. Water is available at Bridger Bay Beach, the Dump Station, and the Visitor Center.

Pit toilets only. Flush toilets and showers are located at Bridger Bay Beach, 2 miles away.

Dogs on leash are welcome.

Fires are allowed in designated fire pits only. Seasonal fire restrictions may be in place. Firewood is available at the park Visitor Center.

Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. This includes generators.

$40 per night. Fee covers two vehicles.

$18 fee for additional vehicles.

Maximum site capacity is 16 people and four vehicles.

Lakeside Group Campsite

Lakeside Group Campsite – 1 site

Located in White Rock Bay, this large group site is ideal for family reunions and large groups of up to 80 people. Tents and self-contained RVs are welcome.

No water or electricity. Water is available at Bridger Bay Beach, the Dump Station, and the Visitor Center.

Pit toilets only. Flush toilets and showers are located at Bridger Bay Beach, 2 miles away.

Dogs on leash are welcome.

Fires are allowed in designated fire pits only. Seasonal fire restrictions may be in place. Firewood is available at the park Visitor Center.

Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. This includes generators.

$180 per night. Fee covers 20 vehicles.

Maximum site capacity is 80 people and 20 vehicles.

Ladyfinger Campground

Ladyfinger Campground – 5 sites

  • Ladyfinger Campground is great for small groups of four or fewer people. Tent camping only (limit of one tent per site).
  • Hike-in sites (approximately 230 feet from the parking area).
  • No water or electricity available. Water is available at Bridger Bay Beach, the Dump Station, and the Visitor Center.
  • Pit toilets only. Flush toilets and showers are located at Bridger Bay Beach, 1 mile away.
  • Dogs on leash are welcome.
  • Fires are not allowed in Ladyfinger Campground.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • $20.00 per night.  Fee covers one vehicle.
  • Maximum site capacity is four people and one vehicle.

Split Rock Bay Backcountry Campsites – 4 sites

  • Reservations are required by filling out this FORM. No walk-up reservations available.
  • The Backcountry Campsites are primitive, hike-in only.
  • Campsites are 5 miles from the nearest parking.
  • Individual sites are designated with a tent pad and post. Tents must be within the tent pad.
  • No water, shade or electricity available.
  • Mulching, pit toilet available.
  • Dogs on leash are welcome. Must clean up after your dog.
  • Fires are not permitted.
  • $20.00 per night.  Fee covers one vehicle.
  • Maximum site capacity is four people.

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