Date of Stay: September, 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. We camped at Antelope Island State Park - Bridger Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Believe the park's website when it states "the biting gnats have hatched"! We gambled, thinking the ghats would not be so bad, however, they were bad even with head nets on! The island is beautiful and the scenery spectacular. Did not see enough buffalo or deer though. Saw plenty of gnats. The campground is excellent also, had to go down the road for the shower, but nice. Would return, but not in May or June! We camped at Antelope Island State Park - Bridger Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Price is actually $10/night with some added fees. Each site has a concrete patio with built-in fire pit, and covered picnic table. The park and sites are paved asphalt with no hook-ups and gorgeous lake views. The setting is beautiful with bison and other wildlife roaming and lake access. However, we stayed during the April/May period about which we were warned of "biting gnats." A combination of factors, including the very aggressive (underscored) swarms of biting gnats, weak Verizon signal, corkscrew burrs on our dogs every single outing, and the weather forecast weighed our decision to forfeit our fee for the second night and leave a day early. We would camp again but not early spring. We camped at Antelope Island State Park - Bridger Bay Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
Well this is just a gorgeous spot. Remote, natural, lots of wildlife, birds, hiking trails, water/beach. Excellent visitor center, historic ranch and herds of free-roaming bison. Sites are huge (enormous), paved, flat with gorgeous views of the beach/water and nice paved "sitting areas" with picnic table, shelter and fire-pit. Only big ding? The gnats!!! We were here in late-April and the gnats had just hatched. They are terrible and last until temps top 90. LOVE this spot, but ask about the gnat-situation before you come!! Sites are $10, but there is a $3 one-time fee to enter the island. We camped at Antelope Island State Park - Bridger Bay Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $13.00
Although there are no hookups it is a very interesting place. The sites are mostly very large pull-throughs with covered table, fire pit with a great view of the lake. There are no trees to cause trouble driving around, but that means no shade either. Access to the island is by a long causeway and there is a $3 fee to cross it. Reservations are by computer and easy to make with an $8 fee, but there are also some walk in sites available. Weekends are busy but it is quiet during the week, at least they are in April/May. There is a dump station and fresh water at the beach area along with pay showers. Watch out for the bison that roam free around the CG. We stayed there a week and enjoyed it a lot. We camped at Antelope Island State Park - Bridger Bay Campground in a Motorhome.
This "dry camping" campground offers scenic sites, pit toilets, and each site has a paved, covered picnic table. Be advised this campground is for self-contained rigs or tenters, but the scenery, the wildlife and widely-spaced sites make it very enjoyable for a night or two. In addition to the Visitor' Center, there is the historic Garr Ranch House about 11 miles south of the campground on the island, which is well worth a visit. I would advise that spring and fall are the best times to camp here at the Great Salt Lake! We camped at Antelope Island State Park - Bridger Bay Campground in a Motorhome.
Antelope Island is a barren rock in the Great Salt Lake. I would imagine that in any other season, this is an amazing place to watch wildlife, and camp in solitude. In the middle of July, this place is hotter than Mars. We pulled in, noted the ONE other RV in the campsite, went to see the visitor center, and pulled out. We could not figure out what we would do for a whole day. The heat was blinding, and without any hookups, and with the showers over in the day use area, we didn't want to get stuck out there with nothing to do in the heat. Note that the campground is exactly as described on the website. The sites have a lot of room, and are a good distance from one another. The sunsets are probably spectacular. I would advise going in the spring. We camped at Antelope Island State Park - Bridger Bay Campground in a Motorhome.