10 Must-Do Activities at Antelope Island State Park in Utah-Panergy
Park Entrance Fees, Hours, & Guidelines
Entrance fee: $15 per vehicle up to 8 people (this price includes the $2 Davis County Causeway fee)
Senior entrance fee (65 years of age): $10 per vehicle up to 8 people
Motorcycles: $5.00 per motorcycle
Bicycles and Pedestrians: $3 per person
If you’re planning to visit several Utah state parks in one year, it makes more sense to buy the yearly state park pass:
$100 for Utah Residents
$150 for Non-Residents
March-October the park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
November-February the park is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The facilities are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Good To Know:
Pets must be on a maximum 6 ft leash. No dogs are allowed on the beach.
Do not approach or feed the wildlife.
There are very strict drone rules in the park. Drones may be flown in designated areas in December-February with a park permit.
The Best Time Of Year To Visit
I have visited Antelope Island every season. While it’s beautiful year-round, the insects really determine the best time of year to visit.
During the warm months, insects are present on the island and emerge at different times.
You’ll want to be prepared for these:
Mosquitoes are present from mid-spring through early fall.
Biting gnats (no-see-ums) emerge in the spring (April – June). These are very tiny biting flies and they can be very annoying. Insect repellent is not effective against the gnats, so if you’re visiting during this time, fine-mesh head nets are recommended.
Midges are non-biting flies that form columns along the causeway mid-spring through early fall. They will absolutely cover your windshield when you drive across the causeway. It’s weird, but they aren’t really too much of a problem since they don’t bite.
Brine flies are non-biting flies that cover the shorelines and occasionally move onto land early summer through fall. These flies move out of the way when approached.
Taking the insects into account, I think the early spring (before the biting gnats hatch) and the fall are the best months to visit Antelope Island.
The spring will be a lot greener than in the fall, but there still might be some snow on the higher parts of the island in the spring.
Check the current conditions for the most up-to-date information before your trip.
Points Of Interest (Mapped)
For reference, below you’ll find many of the points of interest I mention throughout this blog post:
Summer essential equipment：