Antelope Island – Utah State Park

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Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Antelope Island was only about 30 miles from where we were parked. I had read a little about it. The island really is an island right smack dab in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. Getting from the mainland to the island was via a causeway which is a little over 6 miles long. We headed that direction Saturday morning. We figured it would be the better day to visit since the clouds hadn’t started coming in yet and the skies were still blue.  The high wind alert didn’t go into effect until later in the day.  We were on our way about 10:00 AM.


We discovered two campgrounds and many of the sites had nice long pull-thrus.  They also had cabanas and picnic tables.  All of the sites had a great water view.


The island has a little bit of everything for the people who enjoy being outside with sand, hiking trails, wildlife, beaches, boating and even horseback riding.  The marina is one of the first things you see when you get to the end of that 6 mile ride on the causeway.


Many different types of birds visit the island during different months including bald eagles.  Bisons can be seen grazing along the roadways.