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Starvation Reservoir

Starvation Reservoir
Launching float tubes at Starvation Reservoir
Starvation Reservoir Map


Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 11/13/2017

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open
Surface: Open
Launch Ramp: Open, but all docks have been removed from the water, minus the small wedge dock.  Boats can be launched.  The wedge dock is for ease of launching and can only be used to tie your boat to for a very short period of time (enough time to park your vehicle).
Campground: All facilities have been closed for the winter.   See “Other Information” below.
Water Level: 83% full or down 9 feet and rising.
Fishing Conditions:   Fishing has been really slow for all species.  Water temperature is 48 degrees. Please keep your limit of small walleye.
Additional Fishing Info:
  • The fish cleaning station is closed for the winter.
  • For Starvation’s “fishing” page click here
  • For DWR fishing report click here

Ice Thickness: On a normal year ice begins to form at the end of December and is thick enough for ice fishermen by mid January.

Other Information: 

  • Mountain View Campground is open with all amenities.  You can camp there for $25 per night with electricity and water, or $28 per night with sewer too.  All extra vehicles are half the camp site price rounded up.  Water will be shut off in December.
  • Beach Campground is closed but you can camp there for $18/night with electricity only.  All extra vehicles are half the camp site price rounded up. You must be self contained to camp here during the winter as restrooms are a distance from the campground.
  • 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.  During the season it is $150 per night for 25 people.  Additional people are charged $3 per person at the gate.
  • The new group area at Indian Bay is now open to reservations.  It has taken the place of sites #16 and #17.  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.

Last Updated: November 8, 2017

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