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Starvation Reservoir

Starvation Reservoir
Launching float tubes at Starvation Reservoir
Starvation Reservoir Map


Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 12/7/2016

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open
Surface: Open
Launch Ramp: The boat ramp is open and wedge dock is still in.  All courtesy docks have been removed from the water.
Campground: Mountain View Campground is open. It is $25/night.  Beach Campground is  open  with electricity only and is $18/night.  The primitive campgrounds are open year round.
Water Level: 82% full or down 10 feet and filling.
Fishing Conditions: Fishing has been good for trout from the bank and slow for all other species.  There is no ice yet!
Additional Fishing Info:
  • The fish cleaning station is open.
  • For Starvation’s “fishing” page click here
  • For DWR fishing report click here

Ice Thickness:  There is no ice on Starvation yet.  We expect it to start forming in the next two weeks.

Other Information: 

  • Mountain View Campground is open.  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.
  • Beach Campground is closed but you can still camp there for $18/night with electricity only.  All extra vehicles are half the camp site price rounded up.
  • 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 open and is $100 per night for 25 people.  Additional people will be charged $3 per person at the gate.
  • A new group area will open this summer in Indian Bay Campground.  It will take the place of sites 16 and 17.  More information to come!

Last Updated:  December 6, 2016

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