"Antelope Island" Antelope Island by Yaqui

Antelope Island Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 43 photos

For centuries Wasatch Indians visited this island frequently for it's game of fish and antelope. It was eventually discovered by the explorer John C. Fremont and Kit Carson in 1845, naming it Antelope Island. In 1848 Fielding Garr settled his family here which was stilll inhabited till the State of Utah bought the property in 1981, making a recreational park for all to enjoy. The island is surround by the Great Salt Lake beauty of inland sea. It has lots to offer the day tripers as well as those who want to venture in camping, biking (8 mile loop), wildlife viewing (antelope, deer, bobcats, coyotes and a huge variety of birds, sailing (marina), and hiking (many trails to enjoy). There is a very nice area for picnicing, bathrooms facilities, sunbathing, and should experience floating like a cork in the salt water. The island even has a eating establishment, but its only open during a certain during the seasons.

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  • In a nutshell:Very peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing island.
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    What beautiful photos - love the buffalo sculptures :)

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    What a pretty place!

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Sep 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM

      Thank you Dee, it is a beautiful place to explore!

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Fantastic photos! Really stunning! Would love to float like a cork in salt water. - Thank you for always addressing me so kindly, dear Dee.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2010 at 4:55 AM

    Beautiful photos and very interesting info. This sounds like a place that I could swim. Real looking sculptures of the Buffalo.

  • Andrew_W_K's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2009 at 1:11 AM

    Great tips on Antelope Island - I want to go there NOW.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2009 at 4:51 AM

    Wow, Dee, these photographs are brilliant. Another outstanding page that brings to light the beauty in America. Fascinating information about Salt Lake. Buffalo Sculptures are just wonderful.

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