Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Antelope Island: Better than a zoo?

I recently visited Antelope Island State Park in Davis County, Utah, which isn't a zoo but might be actually be better than visiting a zoo. While driving around on the island I felt like I was back in Southern Ohio at the Wilds. Antelope Island has natural scenic beauty and holds free roaming populations of Pronghorn Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, American Bison, Porcupine, Jack Rabbit, Badger, Coyote, Bobcat, and many species of waterfowl. Admission to the island is equivalent to many zoos at $9 (per vehicle). To get onto the actual island you have to drive along a 7 mile long causeway which gives great views of the Salt Lake as well as the 2,500 foot tall mountain at the center of island.