Photograph the Famous Stump by the Antelope Island Causeway

Utah Davis County Causeway

Added by Michelle Olmstead

An interesting and somewhat famous dead tree stump just off the causeway heading to Antelope Island. This lone stump surrounded by the vast landscape of the Great Salt Lake makes a great photographic subject.

If you've ever visited Antelope Island State Park, there is no doubt you've seen the stump. This dead, bleached focal point with it's gnarled branches stands out in the middle of the vast landscape of the Great Salt Lake. It is located on the South side of the causeway, approximately two miles from the toll booth entrance.

This stump is a favorite subject of many local photographers. Each capture can look different, depending on the time of day, season, and water levels. I've always found great cloud formations here, no matter when I visit, and with views of the surrounding mountains, there are a variety of interesting compositions possible. Because of the fluctuating water levels of the Great Salt Lake, it is often possible to walk right up to the stump. Other times there will be water surrounding it, but it's been a few years since I've seen it completely surrounded, as levels of the lake continue to decline. In any season, you will need boots that you can get wet and muddy!

Pack List

  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • Camera, lenses, tripod
  • Waterproof boots
  • Snacks, water, hiking shoes if continuing to the island to explore
  • $10 entrance fee but this gives you full access to Antelope Island
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about 1 month ago

Cool thing to photograph!

A pretty cool site to see! You will see it on the left hand side of the road right when you pass the gate/pay station to Antelope Island.

about 1 month ago

5 months ago

Great Views Of The City Also!

An altogether good vantage point to take photos of the Great Salt Lake - including the stump!

5 months ago

Added by Michelle Olmstead

Landscape photographer, Biologist, Mom, and Wife from Salt Lake City, Utah. National Park lover and wilderness advocate. I enjoy running, hiking, cycling, camping, and Nordic skiing. Instagram @findmeonthemountain Email:

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