How long does it take to drive around Antelope Island?

How long does it take to drive around Antelope Island?

about two hours
Not too far from Salt Lake City, this island is a gem. Picturesque sceneries, bisons, antelopes surrounded by water and hills. Takes about two hours to drive around.

How do I get to Antelope Island?

Antelope Island State Park is located approximately 41 miles north of Salt Lake City. Take Exit 332 off Interstate 15, then drive west on Antelope Drive to the park entrance gate. The park is 7 miles west of the entrance gate across the Davis County Causeway.

Can you drive to Antelope Island State Park?

Things to Do at Antelope Island State Park. You can either drive around the park, stopping at viewpoints to admire the beauty of the views and wildlife, or you can hike the many trails available.

Is Antelope Island still open?

When is Antelope Island State Park Open? The park is open year round providing opportunities to visit in all seasons. Antelope Island hours are from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm March and October and 7:00 am to 7:00 pm November to February.

Is Antelope Island worth visiting?

The largest of Great Salt Lake’s islands, Antelope Island is also the most exciting. With stunning scenery all throughout, it’s worth the visit just for the views. Salt pans, reflective waters, wildlife, and beaches round it out as an amazing outdoor destination for adventurers.

Is Antelope Island free right now?

Antelope Island is home to free-ranging bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn (antelope), and many other desert animals. Closure: To protect nesting birds, Egg Island and White Rock are closed to access year-round. 2021 Bison Roundup: The Bison Roundup will be held on October 30, 2021 (date change).

How much does it cost to get into Antelope Island?

As you approach the causeway to reach Antelope Island, you will be stopped at a ranger station. There is a $10 fee per car to enter the State Park.

Are there ticks on Antelope Island?

SALT LAKE CITY — From Antelope Island to the Wasatch Range, Utah has seen an increase in the number of ticks. State Park officials say they’re hearing, more often, that a visitor found a tick during or after their trip to Antelope Island.

Can you swim at Antelope Island Park?

Swimming and sunbathing are popular on the clean, white sand beaches at Antelope Island State Park. The salinity of the water averages about 12%, making it much saltier than the ocean. The water is so buoyant that people can easily float. Freshwater showers are available to rinse off after swimming.

Are the bugs bad at Antelope Island?

During the spring months (April-June) on Antelope Island, many of the insects, including the infamous No See Ums, start to hatch. These No See Ums are a type of biting gnat and frankly, they’re the worst. We visited May 1 and they had completely overrun the island.

Do Rocky Mountain wood ticks carry disease?

Rocky Mountain wood ticks are found in Rocky Mountain states and Southwestern Canada from elevations of 4,000 to 10,500 feet. These ticks are able to transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, and tularemia.

Is there sharks in the Great Salt Lake?

The only sharks in the Great Lakes region can be found behind glass in an aquarium.