Antelope Island State Park

Return to Antelope Island, May 2009 - 05.jpg Covering nearly 29,000 acres in the Great Salt Lake region outside Utah's capitol city, Antelope Island State Park is a state treasure with stunning scenery, beautiful recreational activities, and a lovely array of wildlife. Antelope Island is home to one of the largest free-roaming populations of American bison in the country and is also home to bighorn sheep, mule deer, and a number of other native animals.

The park is known nationwide for its intense beauty of scenery from the wide plains filled with native animals to the mountains in the distance and the unique geological feature that is the Great Salt Lake. Wildlife observation is a popular activity at the park as it is one of the only American parks to enjoy an animal safari. It is also home to a large population of waterfowl and other birds making it a beautiful destination for bird watchers.

The park is the perfect destination for a student group to get outside and appreciate the natural beauty of Utah. Hiking, biking, and exploring are encouraged for visitors of all ages. Groups will find visitors centers, a gift shop, fast food restaurant and lodging options at Buffalo Point for those desiring a longer stay on the island. There are also several beaches and a marina located on the island for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Lake directly on the water.