Campers looking for proximity to Great Salt Lake, look no further. The peninsula trails snake through acres of scenic beauty and offer easy access to lakeshores and beaches. For the wildlife Read more...
Campers looking for proximity to Great Salt Lake, look no further. The peninsula trails snake through acres of scenic beauty and offer easy access to lakeshores and beaches. For the wildlife watchers out there, you’ll want to pack your binoculars for this safari-paked park. Free-ranging bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn (antelope)—among other desert critters—can commonly be seen grazing in pastures.
Backcountry trails run through much of this island state park, making it a popular bike and horseback riding destination. Testing mountain bike routes also climb through the nearby mountain sides. Frary Peak is the island’s highest point at 6,596 feet, which you can either hike or bike to by taking the Frary Peak Trail off Antelope Road.
Camping on Antelope Island is a no-fuss ordeal. The park’s five year-round campgrounds operate on both a reservable and first-come, first serve basis. However, we recommend reserving your site at least two days in advance. On the weekends especially, this park is hoppin’. Take note: Drinking water is only available at Bridger Bay Beach, the Dump Station, and the Visitor Center. Oh, and your (leashed) fur-children are allowed at every campground.
Whether you’re spending a weekend camping or just traveling from nearby Salt Lake City to see the bison herds, this great basin park is a must-visit. Just don’t forget to bring your binoculars.