Antelope Island State Park Tours
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Set in Utah’s Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island State Park is home to wildlife, white-sand beaches, trails, and plenty of opportunities for water sports. Take in views of the lake and surrounding mountains on a scenic drive or hike, keeping an eye out for bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn along the way.
In Antelope Island State Park, water lovers can kayak along the lake’s glassy surface, float in the buoyant salt water, and picnic or sunbathe on the shore. If you’d rather explore the island’s interior, pick up some maps at the visitors center, and head out on a hiking, biking, or horseback riding journey through the park. Guided e-bike tours are another fun option.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The island is a unique ecosystem that makes a good day trip from Salt Lake City.
- Stay overnight in the park’s primitive campsites—reservations are recommended.
- Take a picnic lunch, or grab a bison burger at Island Buffalo Grill.
- Prepare to spend the day in the sun—the island has very little shade.
- The park has wheelchair- and stroller-accessible paths, picnic areas, restrooms, and more.
How to Get There
Accessible from the mainland via a causeway, Antelope Island State Park is just over an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. From Salt Lake City, hop onto I-15 North to Antelope Drive in Layton. Continue onto UT-108 North, then take Antelope Island Road to the island, where you’ll pass through a fee station.
When to Get There
Enjoy cool temperatures just right for hiking during the winter, and hot days ideal for swimming in the summer. Note that insects such as flies, biting gnats (no-see-ums), and mosquitos can be prevalent on the island in certain seasons—visit the park’s website for details. To see bison, go during the annual fall roundup, when all the bison are gathered into pens for health assessments.
Swimming in the Great Salt Lake
To experience the feeling of floating in high-saline water, make your way to Bridger Bay Beach. Turn right when you reach the island, and discover the shallow, salty water perfect for wading, swimming, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding. The beach has restrooms, picnic areas, and coin-operated showers.
Address: 4528 West 1700 South, Syracuse, Utah, USA
Admission: Entrance fee of $10/vehicle and $15/campsite.
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Antelope Island State Park
Mountain Bike Tours
Welcome to Antelopeebikes We offer rentals and custom tours around Antelope Island State Park. All tours include an interactive guide who will explore the island and explain in detail the different animals, wildlife and history of this ancient island. The Animals include American Bison, Mule deer, coyotes, badgers, sam-hill cranes, bighorn sheep, pelicans, snakes, lizards, and Pronghorn Antelope!
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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