Spectators welcome in yearly bison roundup at Antelope Island

Posted at 5:34 AM, Oct 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-25 07:34:37-04

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK, Utah -- The Utah Division of State Parks has extended an invitation for spectators to observe the annual roundup of bison at Antelope Island State Park on Friday.

Bison will be herded from the southern tip of the island to a handling facility on the park's northern end.

Spectators are encouraged to bring binoculars to observe "a complete and sweeping view of the action" from a safe distance on Eastside Road leading to Fielding Garr Ranch.

The roundup begins at 8 a.m. and will go until 5 p.m.

Directions to Antelope Island State Park:
Take I-15 to exit 332 (Syracuse-Freeport Center) and travel west on Antelope Drive to the entrance station.

Park fees are $9 per vehicle or $3 for bicyclists and walk-ins.

For more information, call (801) 773-2941.