Very Wild, But Close to Civilization by russellviii
Antelope Island is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. It is accessed via a causeway. The drive along the causeway takes about fifteen minutes. As you drive out to the island from the mainland you see a portion of the large population of birds which make the lake their home. Also along the side of the causeway, you can often see deposits of salt which form due to evaporation as the lake’s waters gently lap against the causeway itself.
As you arrive at the island it looks quite barren at first. But as you explore it you will see that there are bison, rabbits, antelope, deer, and other animals as well.
There is a visitors center on the island which has some nice exhibits about the lake, the island, its history, and its ecology.
Be forewarned; the lake does have a peculiar odor. It’s kind of an ocean smell on steroids. The strength of the smell varies depending on the weather, time of year, etc. Most of the time it’s not too bad, but once in a while it can get a bit pungent.over 6 years ago