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Antelope Island State Park

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Open Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Beautiful views of the great salt lake

Beautiful park! An absolute must if you’re in SLC! Bison and Poghorns! An absolute beautiful drive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Palmdale, California
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Natural beauty with easy access for all

I recently moved to the area from Kentucky, so having such a beautiful park close to home is a true... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Layton, Utah
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A beautiful park located on the largest of the Great Salt Lakes islands; features lots of white-sand beaches, hiking and biking trails in addition to a variety of flora and fauna, including deer, bob cats, and of course, antelopes.
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4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075-6861
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful park! An absolute must if you’re in SLC! Bison and Poghorns! An absolute beautiful drive of the island.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently moved to the area from Kentucky, so having such a beautiful park close to home is a true treasure! If you don't want to get out of the car, or if health or weather prevents you from hiking, there is still so much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is very cold, as there is no protection from the elements in the winter. But the beauty is definitely worth it. The mountains and the lake make for a beautiful view. I also enjoyed seeing bison roaming around and took a short(ish) 4...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank SergeGTS
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun to see the Antelope, Bison and other wildlife your car. Gar Ranch is the oldest house still on its original foundation in Utah. It is on the south end of the island. Takes about 30 min to drive from the entrance booth to Gar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank fishmister
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Beautiful place to visit in Spring. Green grass at the village and bison are on the fields. You might not like the smell of the lake in Summer.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

We took a day trip to Antelope Island on a day off of school and it was a lot of fun. Even in the middle of January, with temps below freezing (and that wind off the lake is pretty frigid) there were so many things...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Melissa D
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We went with a friend who knows the area well. We were on horseback and what beautiful sites to be see. Awesome place. Loved the barns and old buildings.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Antelope Island was a great surprise for my wife and myself. The island is less than an hour north of Salt Lake City. We drove around this magnificent island taking in the spectacular scenery and incredible wildlife. We had a herd of buffaloes cross the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tom r
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took a quick weekend trip to Salt Lake area from the Midwest. We were told to visit the park because if the views and wildlife. The recommendations did not disappoint. We love adventure and for the $10 park admission spent a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank JerriAL1
Reviewed November 9, 2018

It was interesting to see and hear about how the "great salt lake" was formed and how it has changed. Staffing was not present it was just a timed repeating film narration. Seems like it is still being set up or developed not finished.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Furqan M
June 22, 2018|
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Response from Beemer54 | Reviewed this property |
The park is open from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. if you camp you stay overnight. But the gates are locked. Emergencies are the only exception.
August 18, 2017|
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Response from mrjorgensen109 | Reviewed this property |
The majority of birds were by the lake. There were a lot of them in the shallow water. I would suggest early morning or evening.
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Bill_K_Utah | Reviewed this property |
They have not been especially bothersome for me, and I am one of those people who attracts insects of all kinds. I recommend visiting on a breezy day--on those days, bugs will be at a minimum.