1 Park near Syracuse, Utah
Syracuse, Utah (map) | (801) 773-2941
Sites: 26 | Latest Rate: $15.00 | 7 Reviews
Mar 2016 - $15.00
I simply cannot say enough good things about this park! First, just getting out to the island over the long causeway is a fun little adventure. The Visitors Center has great information on the history of the island which was settled by the Mormons in the early 1800's. Then there is the abundance of wildlife to be seen - bison, antelope, big horn sheep and more. There are four campgrounds in the park, but Bridger Bay is the most popular one.
The campground features large paved pull through sites with paved patio areas that have a picnic table under a shade canopy. There is also a fire pit at each site. This is primitive camping - vault toilets, no water, no hook-ups, etc. Come with a full fresh water tank and empty holding tanks (there is a dump station near the visitor center but no potable water is available).
In early spring this campground was beautiful, quiet and only about 10% full. We thoroughly enjoyed it. - BruceandKathyWA
Oct 2015 - $12.00
Antelope Island is the largest island in Great Salt Lake and can be reach by a 7-mile road across the lake from Syracuse. It's a unique place with very little traffic, lots of views, miles of hiking trails, beach walks, marina, visitor center and historic ranch (a must see for anyone that grew up on a farm). We saw Buffalo and Antelope free roaming over the island and got some great pictures. There are 2 camping areas on the island, both on the north side (Bridger Bay for RVs / Tents) and (White Rock groups camping). Bridger Bay has 26 spacious paved sites with good separation. We visited in October so did not experience the biting gnats that are bad from April-June . - Ruffin It
Sep 2014 - $12.00
We stayed for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Amazing to find such natural beauty, tranquility and amazing abundance of wildlife so close to the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City. The park is accessed via a long causeway and there is a small fee (about $2-$3) for using the causeway and entering the park which is added to your first night's camping fee. The campground has extremely spacious sites (many are pull-thrus) which can accommodate any size rig. Each site has a paved parking pad, concrete covered patio, picnic table and fire pit. Most are situated to have wonderful views of the lake. There is no shade other than what is provided by the cover over the picnic table so this campground would be extremely hot in the summer. Be aware that this is a primitive campground with vault toilets and no hook-ups. Water is available only at the day use area, where there are also showers. There is a dump station. We saw tons of wildlife - bison, pronghorn antelope, deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes and even a bobcat! There are great hiking trails for any ability and a visit to the Visitor Center and the historic Fielding Garr Ranch are both well worth the effort. Our only complaints were the smell, which others have commented on but which is a small price to pay for all the natural beauty, and the extremely alkaline water of the showers. We'd love to come back for another stay at this unique park. - BruceandKathyWA