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Starvation Reservoir

Starvation Reservoir
Launching float tubes at Starvation Reservoir
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Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 10/17/2019

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open
Surface: Open.
Launch Ramp: Open, but docks have been removed from the water. Wedge dock is still in until ice up.
Campground: Partially open. See “other information” below for details on specific campgrounds.
Water Level: 85% or down 7 feet
Fishing Conditions: Trout fishing has been good but fishing has been slower than normal for all other species. Water temperature is 54 degrees.
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.

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 be reserved all year. You can’t make reservations in Rabbit Gulch (reservations will start in 2020 in Rabbit due to construction not being completed on time) , Juniper Point and Knight Hollow Campgrounds.

Other Information:

  • Mountain View Campground is open. You can camp there for $25 per night and $13-14 for an extra vehicle. Reservations begin May 15th and end October 1st. We suggest you make a reservation during the busy season, and especially on holidays and weekends.
  • Beach Campground is closed. But if you are self contained you can still camp there with electricity only for $18 per night.
  • The cabins are open year round and can be reserved year round.
  • The fish cleaning station is closed and the dump station is still open.
  • 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 16, 2019

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