4528 W 1700 South, Syracuse Utah 84075
This is the largest island located in the Great Salt Lake
. The park covers over 28,000 acres, and is home to coyotes, antelope and mule deer, as well as the largest publicly owned herd of bison in the nation, currently numbering about 600 head. The bison are rounded up at the end of October by horse and helicopter, and corralled for four days to receive vaccinations and general health check-ups. Visitors can participate in the bison auction following the round-up, where bison sales help control herd numbers. Other activities include swimming, guided horseback rides and horse rentals, hiking, and camping. Historical sites on the island include the Fielding Garr ranch, built in 1848 of materials native to the island, and open to the public through October. Park facilities include modern bathrooms and showers, a visitor center, waste disposal, picnic area with group-use pavilion, boat ramp and marina. Park entrance is accessed via I15 to exit 335, Antelope Drive.
Other Utah State Parks nearby:
(Syracuse) Antelope Island State Park
(Morgan) East Canyon State Park
(Ogden) Fort Buenaventura State Park
(Salt Lake City) Great Salt Lake State Park
(Park City) Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail SPP
(Salt Lake City) Jordan River State Parkway
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06/18 Coming to The Syracuse area
Malad Valley Welsh Festival Malad City ID June28-July1 Today, Malad Valley has the largest per capita concentration of people of Welsh ancestry outside the country of Wales itself. For that reason, many residents of the Valley wanted to reestablish their Welsh roots. In 2005, after a 90 year break, this annual cultural event, now called the Malad Valley Welsh Festival, once again became a reality.