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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Guided Hikes and Kayak Tours On Great Salt Lake/Antelope Island

The Great Salt Lake is a popular attractions for locals and tourists alike and Antelope Island is the most popular destination on the lake. It is a great place to walk on the beach, swim in the famously salty water (in summer), hike, bike, observe wildlife and camp.

Antelope Island State Park holds guided adventure treks on a regular basis to help people safely enjoy the island and surrounding lake. Coming up is a guided kayak tour of Egg Island, where thousands of birds nest and rest. The tour will be a bird watcher's dream and will provide a great opportunity to see a unique part of the lake.

Utah State Parks provided the information below about upcoming events. See the park website for more details:

Predators of the Sky
16 Mar 2013
Location: Antelope Island State Park. Birds of prey have many specific and unique adaptations that translate into powerful and efficient hunters. Come meet two birds of prey and discover what makes them so unique and intriguing. Program begins at 4 pm in the visitor center. Entrance fees apply. For more information call (801) 721-9569.

Bird Tour: Wear Green, Celebrate Spring!
17 Mar 2013
Location: Antelope Island State Park. Join us at 9 am at the visitor center to celebrate the coming of spring as we look for and learn about some of the many birds living here. At 10 am we will caravan down to the ranch (weather permitting) which is a wonderful bird oasis. Dress to spend time outside. Entrance fees apply. For more information call (801) 721-9569.

Kayak Tour: Egg Island
19 Mar 2013
Location: Antelope Island State Park. Experience the sounds and sights of a ground nesting colony of Great Blue Herons, Double-crested Cormorants and California Gulls. This tour will provide a unique opportunity to see birds nesting on the Great Salt Lake and experience the beauty and solitude of the Great Salt Lake from a kayak/canoe. Meet at 8:45 am at the Antelope Island Marina for a 9:00 am to 12:00 pm guided tour. Space is limited (10) and registration is required. For more information call Wendy at (801) 721-9569. Entrance fees apply.

Kayak Tour: Egg Island
21 Mar 2013
Location: Antelope Island State Park. Experience the sounds and sights of a ground nesting colony of Great Blue Herons, Double-crested Cormorants and California Gulls. This tour will provide a unique opportunity to see birds nesting on the Great Salt Lake and experience the beauty and solitude of the Great Salt Lake from a kayak/canoe. Meet at 4:45 pm at the Antelope Island Marina for a 5:00 pm to dark guided tour. Space is limited (10) and registration is required. For more information call Wendy at (801) 721-9569. Entrance fees apply.

Kayak Tour: Egg Island
28 Mar 2013
Location: Antelope Island State Park. Experience the sounds and sights of a ground nesting colony of Great Blue Herons, Double-crested Cormorants and California Gulls. This tour will provide a unique opportunity to see birds nesting on the Great Salt Lake and experience the beauty and solitude of the Great Salt Lake from a kayak/canoe. Meet at 4:45 pm at the Antelope Island Marina for a 5:00 pm to dark guided tour. Space is limited (10) and registration is required. For more information call Wendy at (801) 721-9569. Entrance fees apply.

Guided Hike: Life and Times of Great Salt Lake
30 Mar 2013
Location: Antelope Island State Park. The story of how, when and why Great Salt formed is rich in geologic history – and that story continues today. Join the Park Naturalist at 3:00 pm for a 5 ½ mile round-trip hike along the Shoreline Trail as we discuss the intriguing past of this ancient lake. The Shoreline Trail starts near campsite #8 in Bridger Bay Campground. Entrance fees apply. For more information call (801) 721-9569.

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