Antelope Island is a quick drive from Salt Lake and one of my favorite places to visit anytime of year, Its a serene getaway full of wildlife that will make you feel like you are far removed from the city. For a good time check out the following below! Antelope Island can be enjoyed all year long. We have been in the spring, summer, and winter!.
From Salt Lake take I-15 N (about 25 miles depending on where you start) to exit 332 for Antelope Drive. It takes us around 45 minutes from downtown depending on traffic.
Upon exiting, take a left onto Antelope Drive,
Follow this until you reach the causeway!
Entrance fee: $10/car or you can purchase a State Parks Pass for $75 here
Camping (Ladyfinger): $13/night
I can't attest to the other 3 campgrounds (2 RVs and 1 group) but Ladyfinger (tent only) was perfect! Equipped with a picnic table and tent pad, the sites are private due to the bushes and rocks but have great views of the Great Salt Lake.
Island Buffalo Grill serves up a delicious buffalo burger soft drinks, and other concession type snacks. it is rather expensive, but then again you are in the middle of the Great Salt Lake.
You're almost guaranteed to see buffalo grazing roadside (stay back and drive slow). You may also spot coyote, deer, antelope, jack rabbits, and quail.
There are plenty of non motorized trails that start roadside. Park in the designated pullouts and start down the paths. You might even cross paths with a buffalo herd! I've attached a map of the hiking trails. Frary Peak very popular but a must do!