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Starvation Reservoir

Starvation Reservoir
Launching float tubes at Starvation Reservoir
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Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 10/20/2018

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open
Surface: Open.
Launch Ramp: Open but only the wedge dock remains in the water as all other docks have been pulled for the winter.
Campground: See other information below as we have started to close some facilities for the winter.
Water Level: Down 23 feet or 63% full and rising
Fishing Conditions: Fishing for trout has been picking up. Fishing for warm water species is slowing a bit but is still fair.
Additional Fishing Info:
  • For Starvation’s “fishing” page click here
  • For the DWR fishing report click here
  • Please keep your limit of small walleye under 15 inches. See our “fishing” page for more information.
  • If you catch any crappie, please voluntarily release them so we can get a population built.

FOREST FIRES IN THE AREA: We hope fire season is over for the year! No fires at this time.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: There are no fire restrictions at this time. They have all been lifted.

Reservations: Reservations can be made 120 days in advance for regular campgrounds, cabins, cabanas and boat slips and 1 year in advance for the group areas. You can’t make reservations for the off season dates (Oct 2 to May 14th) except for the cabins that can reserved all year. You can’t make reservations in Rabbit Gulch (starting next spring you can), Juniper Point and Knight Hollow Campgrounds.

Other Information:

  • Mountain View Campground is open. You can camp here for $25 per night and $13 for an extra vehicle. Reservations begin May 15th and we suggest you make a reservation during the busy season, and especially on holidays and weekends.
  • Beach Campground is closed. But you can still camp there for /$18 per night with electricity only. All extra vehicles are half the camp site price rounded up. Reservations begin May 15th and we suggest you make a reservation during the busy season, and especially on holidays and weekends.
  • All primitive campgrounds are open year round. Indian Bay is $15 per vehicle per night and Rabbit, Juniper and Knight Hollow are $12 per night.
  • The Group Area is closed. It is $150 per night for 25 people. Additional people are charged $3 per person at the gate. Reservation can be made up to 1 year in advance.
  • The group area at Indian Bay is open. The cost is $90 per night which pays for the first 25 people. If you have over 25 people you will pay $2 for each additional person per night. Reservation can be made 1 year in advance.

Last Updated: October 18, 2018

The Central Utah Water Conservancy District maintains a website with up to date weather and reservoir status information. Click on the tab below if this interests you.


Starvation Reservoir is a large Bureau of Reclamation Reservoir of the Strawberry River in the Uinta Basin. The shoreline used to be 100% publicly owned, but some land has been sold to private entities in recent years.

Yellow Perch were recently introduced to Starvation Reservoir, and it has now become popular with some Utah anglers that love to target the smaller but tasty relatives of the Walleye.

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Starvation Reservoir State Park