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 here 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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here 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 here 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 here in a Motorhome.