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Antelope Island State Park
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Suggested by our new landlord that was a volunteer at the info center in the park. So we got quite the loq down before going. The flys don't bite but sometimes come at you in small swarms and you will probably swallow one... extra protein :) The shore line is nice and the sand is like walking on a beach. There's a little snack shop to stop at for some burgers and what not. Continue past the snack shop and travel up to higher ground to get to a parking area that has a very nice overlook complete with binoculars on a post to scan the area for wandering buffalo. There is also a Ranch at the other end of the park which was a high point of the trip. Walked around old homes and inside still several antique belongings (old washing machine, record player, can opener...) The old barns had original farm equipment that was brought onto the island long ago. It was neat to see all these things up close. Also saw a dozen hummingbirds playing around a couple of the feeders that were hanging, never seen that many at once! Enjoyable excursion and worth checking out.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

My husband and I are not city people, so when we lived in Salt Lake City, Antelope Island was one of our favorite places to escape the traffic, smog, and noise and just unwind. We have been to Antelope Island in all seasons, but our most recent visit was in September 2012. Even though we had been multiple times, it was in this visit that we saw the most birds. It was incredible to see how many species of birds use Antelope Island as a stop over on their migration. We hiked up the Buffalo Point Trail that day, one of our favorite hikes on the island.
It wasn't our trip in September, but in the spring of 2012 that we visited the Fielding Garr Ranch at the end of the island. It was a really neat place with historic buildings with antiques inside. Be sure to check it out too if you go to Antelope Island.

Thank UtahandOhio
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

In winter, at least, this State Park is a fascinating and very quiet place to visit. It's the best way to get a sense of the natural history and current ecosystems of the Great Salt Lake. The Island is surprisingly varied, with beaches, numerous rock formations, and some impressive hills. The easy visibility from the road of the large resident herd of bison and smaller animals such as antelope was a nice bonus. The Visitor Center is well done, though fairly small.

Thank JerryR10
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Avoid July and August. There are billions of brine flies and it smells like rotten eggs. That being said, Antelope Island is easily accessible and only costs $9 per car. Most locals haven't ever been. Be sure to go to the Visitor Center, Fielding Garr Ranch, Buffalo Point, and Bridger Bay. For a more rugged view, hike down to the beach at Lady Finger Point. There are some events like Cowboy Poetry and Music Festivals that are held at the Ranch.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

First time visiting in winter. Roads were cleared, no stench once you got away from the causeway. Gorgeous with a dusting of snow on the rabbit and sage brush. Saw bison, coyote and porcupine, but no pronghorn this time. Nice visitor center with good exhibits, gift shop, and introductory video. Garr Ranch was closed this time. Very peaceful place to visit so close to the busy I-15 corridor. (and Utah seniors was only $4.00)

Thank greyheaded
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