Antelope Island Utah State Park is a great place to go for wildlife photography, hiking, or for a day of adventure! Yesterday I took my five kids along and they all enjoyed helping me spot the wildlife. As we crossed over the causeway I pulled over to get a shot of Frary Peak covered in snow. I had recently taken one from the south at the Great Salt Lake State Park.
I didn’t know that porcupines could climb trees until last year and it was super fun to find some! Porcupines have about 30,000 quills! They can’t shoot them out, but they are loosely attached.
Great Horned Owl
The Fielding Garr Ranch is a well-known location to find owls. Here are some shots from yesterday. You can see how high it is in the trees in the image below.
Of course one of the most famous animals on Antelope Island are the American Bison! The males can get to over 2,000 pounds! Don’t approach bison and you should be able to great shots from inside your car (I did).
There are coyotes on Antelope Island. They are mostly opportunistic feeders. We saw two from the car and I was able to get these photos when I quickly pulled over and rolled down the window.
There are many mule deer on the island. They got their name from their large ears. We saw this group of three near Fielding Garr Ranch.
Here is a photo from the Buffalo Point parking area.
These photos were taken on Antelope Island looking towards Syracuse and up to the nearly full moon.
For more information on Antelope Island, click here.
If you are coming from the south, you may want to pair your trip to Antelope Island with a stop at Farmington Bay for bird watching.