ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK
Visit the largest island in Great Salt Lake, which offers camping, wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Antelope Island is home to free-roaming herds of bison, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope. The island provides spectacular views of Great Salt Lake, the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake skyline, and benches of ancient Lake Bonneville.
1981 State of Utah purchases the Southern 26,000 acres of the island.
1983 Rising lake waters flood causeway, park closes.
1987 Lake reaches its highest point of 4,211.85 above sea level. Due to flooding problems, massive pumps operated pumping water into the west desert. First bison round-up.
1992 Northern causeway is rebuilt.
1993 Antelope Island State Park opens to the public. Pronghorn reintroduced to the island.
1997 23 Bighorn sheep reintroduced to the island.
2000 Fielding Garr Ranch reopens to the public.
2003 99 Pronghorn antelope reintroduced to the island to increase herd size.
Bridger Bay Campground 26 primitive campsites include picnic tables, shade pavilions, fire pits/grills and vault toilets. There is no water or electricity. Wheelchair accessible campsites are available by reservation. One vehicle and up to eight people are allowed per campsite. There is a fee for additional vehicles or recreational equipment. Horses are not allowed.
White Rock Bay Group Campground 20 primitive campsites include picnic tables, fire pits/grills and vault toilets. No water or electricity. Shade pavilions are available in select sites. Two vehicles and up to 16 people per site. Two equestrian sites are available.
Ladyfinger Campground Five primitive campsites include picnic tables and tent pads. Open fires are not permitted. No water, electricity or shade. One tent, one vehicle, and up to four people per site. Vault toilet is available.
Lakeside Group Campsite One primitive site includes picnic tables, fire pits/grills, shade pavilion and a vault toilet. No water or electricity. 20 vehicles and up to 80 people are allowed.