Antelope Island State Park

Rich in scenic beauty and natural features, Antelope Island is the perfect place to view the Great Salt Lake and get a taste of the vast open country found in the Great Basin.

From the mainland, the island's 28,022 acres appear barren and deserted. But Antelope Island is home to an astonishing variety of flora and fauna native to the Great Basin. More info...

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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.

Main Attractions

Beautiful scenery close to Salt Lake City and other Wasatch Front towns
Swimming in the salty lake water
Camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding
Wildlife watching
Historic ranch house and exhibits


In the Great Salt Lake, west of the town of Layton, about 41 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Directions: Take Exit 332 off Interstate 15, then drive west on Antelope Drive for 7 miles to the park entrance, then another 7 miles across a narrow causeway to the island.

Contact Information

Antelope Island State Park
4528 West 1700 South
Syracuse, UT 84075
(801) 773-2941 Entrance Gate
(801) 725-9263 Visitor Center

Seasons/Open Hours

Open Daily 6:00 am - 10:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas 
Visitor Center Hours:10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fielding Garr Ranch Hours:9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Entrance Fees

Entrance fee: $15 per vehicle up to 8 people
Senior entrance fee (65 years of age): $10 per vehicle up to 8 people
Motorcycles: $5.00 per motorcycle
Bicycles and Pedestrians: $3 per person
Commercial Groups (including over 8 people per vehicle): $3 per person and $5 per bus
Educational Groups: $1 per person and $5 per bus with prior reservation
Antelope Island Annual Pass: $65 (includes the Davis County Causeway fee)


Horseback riding
Bicycle trails
Wildlife watching
Boating (powerboats, sailboats, kayaks)

Horseback tours are available. For information and reservations call 801-726-9514.


Reservations are recommended and must be made at least two days in advance. Register online or call 800-322-2770.

Bridger Bay Campground

  • 64 sites (six ADA accessible sites)
  • Eight people, two vehicles per site
  • Tents and RVs allowed
  • $30 per night without hookups (one vehicle)
  • $40 per night with water/electrical hookups (one vehicle)
  • $18 per additional vehicle 
  • Flush toilets and showers
  • Dogs on leash allowed

White Rock Bay Campground

  • 20 sites (two equestrian sites)
  • 16 people, four vehicles per site
  • Tents and RVs allowed
  • $40 per night (includes two vehicles)
  • $18 per additional vehicle
  • No water or electricity
  • Pit toilets
  • Dogs on leash allowed

Lakeside Group Campsite

  • One site
  • 80 people, 20 vehicles per site
  • Tents and RVs allowed
  • $180 per night
  • Pit toilets
  • No water or electricity
  • Dogs on leash allowed

Ladyfinger Campground

  • Five sites, limit of one tent each
  • Four people per site, one vehicle
  • Tents allowed
  • $20 per night
  • Pit toilets
  • No water or electricity
  • Dogs on leash allowed

Split Rock Backcountry Campsites

  • Four sites, available by reservation only
  • $20 per night, hike-in sites
  • Tents allowed within tent pad
  • Mulching toilet


Marina, boat ramp (paved)
Drinking water
Group day use and campsites
Hot showers
Pets allowed
Picnic tables
Ranger station
Sewage disposal station
Trails (hiking, biking, horseback)
Visitor center
Historic Ranch

Top Things to Do

Mountain Biking - Davis County

There are plenty of bike trail options in the Salt Lake area, from gentle slopes in the nearby foothills to intense quad-busting ridges with spectacular vistas. Below we list some of the more popular trails.


Lake Shore Trail
Legacy Parkway Trail
Lakeside Trail
Mountain View Trail


Bonneville Shoreline Trail
White Rock Loop
Rio Grande Western Trail
Mueller Park
North Canyon Trail


Frary Peak Trail
Frary Peak is the highest point on Antelope Island. The trail provides outstanding views of the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island, and Wasatch Mountains. Bison and many other kinds of animals and birds are often seen along the trail.

Hike all the way to the summit, or turn around at any point. Hiking is most pleasant during the early summer and fall months.

Dogs on leash are welcome.


Take Exit 332 off Interstate 15, then drive west on Antelope Drive for 7 miles to the park entrance, then another 7 miles across a narrow causeway to the island.


2411 Kiesel Ave STE 401
Ogden, UT 84401

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