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Antelope Island State Park

4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075-6861
+1 801-773-2941
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Animal Prison State Park

Sorry to be negative, but ours kids and I ended up nicknaming this island "animal prison State... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cary, North Carolina
Swimming on the Salt Lake was wonderful!

The facilities are excellent. Outdoor and indoor showers, lots of parking. Beach side restaurant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075-6861
+1 801-773-2941

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sorry to be negative, but ours kids and I ended up nicknaming this island "animal prison State Park" because it's barren and in June HOT as crazy with, well, very little shade. We kept imagining an outbreak, with the animals planning their escape off of...More

1  Thank readytoexplore_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The facilities are excellent. Outdoor and indoor showers, lots of parking. Beach side restaurant. Because of the high salt content the Lake and water smell like a cup of beef bullion. The water is clear and teeming with tiny shrimp. Remember to wear beach shoes,...More

1  Thank Jimpanfil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a great place to see the Great Salt Lake. Before going to read about the bugs and the smell, we did not have any troubles with bugs at all when we went the end of May. The smell we only smelled it as we...More

1  Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes a bit of a drive from downtown Salt Lake City to reach the state park, but I thought it was worth it, and I was a little skeptical about it at first. We did not see much in the way of animals. A...More

2  Thank MattIowa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in July, we got there about 9am when visitor center opened. They had some exhibits being updated, so not much for exhibits currently, did have a short movie and gift shop. Enjoyed the historic ranch, good food at the Island Grill and floated...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see animals in summer show up at or before 8. The volunteer at the ranch was great. He earned 1.5 stars on his own. If you want to seriously hike this trip may be better. If your max is a mile...More

1  Thank Casey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

From reading other reviews I feel fortunate there were no bugs the day we visited. After paying the $10 (per car) entrance fee we drove around the various roads that run through the park, stopping here and there to get out and walk a bit...More

1  Thank kpslas
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treasure! To see Antelope Island from the air (you probably saw it when you took off and/or landed at SLC) or from a distance, it looks like scrub and desert, and you would never guess that it was such a stunningly beautiful place....More

1  Thank Ken K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First: BRING BUG REPELLENT - We unfortunately didn't know to do this and we were bitten by those horrible flies repeatedly. I can't imagine a better way of seeing the Great Salt Lake than by going to Antelope Island. It was absolutely stunning. Go for...More

1  Thank krismb12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. Stunning views, unspoiled nature and wildlife. This is a must-see! Wear good shoes, lots of sunscreen and a hat and take water. It was hot and slightly briny smelling because of the rotting vegetation, which apparently feeds the wildlife. Stop in...More

2  Thank alieye
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Edgar T
23 June 2017|
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Response from Davina J | Reviewed this property |
We were there at the beginning of May and thought we had avoided them. However, later in the evening and the following morning, we discovered our heads and the back of our necks were very uncomfortable with lots of bites... More
20 April 2017|
Response from Scott-Melody | Reviewed this property |
You can see everything in a couple of hours, even with stops. You can just drive around it in an hour if you want.
20 April 2017|
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Response from smkarl | Reviewed this property |
There is a main road that runs down one side of the island and there are a few other roads from the visitor's center. It's a nice out and back drive.