Antelope Island State Park

4528 W. 1700 S., Syracuse, UT 84075

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Monday - Sunday 6:00am - 8:00pm

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General Info

Visitors to Antelope Island State Park drive across the causeway, a narrow two-lane road spanning from mainland to island, leaving the bustle of the Wasatch Front for a refuge of rangelands floating on a desert sea. Visitors will want to hike, bike and look for wildlife, as well as experience the best place to access Great Salt Lake. Be sure to visit the Fielding Garr Ranch located on the southeast side of the island. The Fielding Garr Ranch House is distinctive for two reasons: first, it is the oldest continually inhabited Anglo home in the state of Utah (from 1848 to 1981 when the island became a state park), and second, it is the oldest Anglo built house in Utah still on its original foundation.

Elevation

4,200 feet at the shore. Frary Peak is the island's highest point at 6,596 feet.

History

John C. Fremont and Kit Carson made the first known Anglo exploration of Antelope Island in 1845. The Island was named after the explorers observed several pronghorn antelope grazing on the rangelands.

Fielding Garr established the first permanent residence on the island in 1848. The ranch house he built is the oldest Anglo-built structure in Utah still on its original foundation.

The island and ranch passed from owner to owner until 1981 when the State of Utah purchased the 28,000-ace island for a State Park.

Day-use fee: $10 per vehicle up to 8 people

Senior day-use fee (Utah residents over 62 of age): $5 per vehicle up to 8 people

Bicycles and Pedestrians: $3 per person

Commercial Groups: (over 8 people per vehicle): $3 per person and $5 per bus

Educational Groups: $1 per person with prior reservation

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