Brochure of Starvation State Park (SP) in Utah. Published by Utah State Parks.
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Park Guidelines Your park fees provide for the care, protection and enhancement of this park. Please observe the following park regulations to ensure everyone’s visit is pleasant. Park Location: Accidents – Please report accidents or suspicious activities to a ranger. Camping – Camp only in designated areas. Each permit covers one vehicle and up to eight people and two tents per campsite. An extra vehicle fee is charged for additional vehicles. Firearms – The use of firearms, traps or other devices capable of launching a projectile is prohibited unless the weapon or device is 1) unloaded and packed away to prevent its use, 2) being used by authorized enforcement officers in the performance of official duties. Fires – Campsites in Mountain View and Beach campgrounds provide barbeques for wood fires or charcoal. No ground fires are allowed. Ground fires are allowed in primitive campgrounds except during times of restriction. Please bring your own firewood. Permits – A Special Use Permit is required for all special events and commercial or professional filming and photography. Plants and animals – All plants, animals, minerals, and other natural features in state parks are protected. It is unlawful to remove, alter, or destroy them. Quiet hours – 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Speed limit – The speed limit within all park areas is 15 m.p.h. Vandalism - It is unlawful to mutilate or deface any natural or constructed feature or structure. Please help keep our park beautiful. Wastewater – It is unlawful to dump or drain water from campers or trailers onto the ground. A sanitary disposal station is provided for registered campers. The park is located 120 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. From Duchesne, it is four miles northwest on Highway 311. Starvation State Park Operating Hours: Summer: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Address Inquiries To: Starvation State Park PO Box 584 Duchesne, UT 84021-0584 (435) 738-2326 or Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220, (877) UT-PARKS stateparks.utah.gov For Reservations Call: (800) 322-3770 Utah State Parks Mission: To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. Fireworks – Fireworks are prohibited unless authorized by the park manager. Parking – Park only in designated areas. Pets – Pets are allowed, but must be on a maximum six-foot leash. Service animals are the only animals admitted in park buildings. Pets are not permitted on developed beaches or in the lake. Please clean up promptly after pets. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Policies, facilities, fees, hours and regulations, etc., change as mandated. For updated information please contact the park. The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 841145610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington DC 20507-001 Printed on recycled paper 05/10 xxM Utah State Parks Starvation state Park S ecluded and peaceful, Starvation State Park provides access to brilliant blue waters, sandy beaches and 23 miles of shoreline along Starvation Reservoir. Enjoy days of fishing, boating or waterskiing, and evenings of camping. Resting at an elevation of 5,720 feet, Starvation State Park is located four miles northwest of Duchesne, just off US Highway 40. Things To Do Camping tarvation State Park offers a variety of recreation opportunities on water and land. Launch all types of watercraft from a wide, concrete boat ramp. tarvation State Park offers five camping areas with amenities ranging from developed to primitive. Facilities within developed camping and day-use areas include restrooms with hot showers, culinary water, picnic and volleyball areas, boat ramp, and fish cleaning and sewage disposal stations. S FISH Starvation Reservoir is one of Utah’s best fisheries for walleye. Anglers will also enjoy fishing for smallmouth bass, perch, brown and rainbow trout. Park History PLAY T Play volleyball and sunbathe on the developed sandy beach or access beautiful natural beaches by boat. he Bureau of Reclamation built the reservoir as part of the Central Utah Project. Starvation Dam was completed in 1970 and Starvation State Park was established in 1972. S Mountain View Campground offers 30 developed sites overlooking Starvation Reservoir with the majestic Uinta Mountains in the background. Sites are available for campers with disabilities. Beach Campground provides 24 campsites, which are popular with tent campers. Each developed campsite has a concrete pad, picnic table and barbecue grill. Starvation Overnight Group-Use Area is a perfect site for family reunions and group outings. Accommodating up to 50 people, the site includes a pavilion and barbecue grills. For a quiet and primitive experience, four campgrounds provide dispersed camping among pinyon pine and juniper trees. These campgrounds offer vault toilets and culinary water is not available. Indian Bay – South of Mountain View Campground Juniper Point – North of Duchesne City Knight Hollow – Northeastern tip of reservoir Rabbit Gulch – Southeastern side of reservoir RIDE Plants And Animals S tarvation State Park abounds with natural diversity. Juniper, pinyon, and sagebrush dominate the desert landscape. A variety of wildlife species can be found living in the park. Mammals include mule deer, cottontails, jack rabbits, beavers, badgers, chipmunks, and prairie dogs. Coyote, fox, bobcat, and elk also live in the area. View osprey, mountain bluebird, scrub jay, magpie, and swallows. Great blue herons, loons, Canada geese, hawks, a variety of ducks, and an occasional golden or bald eagle may be seen. Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) – Knight Hollow provides 100 acres of sandy hills for OHV riding. To ensure a safe and enjoyable OHV experience, please obey these laws and rules: w Properly registered OHVs may be operated only in the Knight Hollow Area, in areas designated open to OHV use. w Properly-fitted, safety-rated helmets must be worn by OHV drivers and passengers under 18 years of age. All drivers and passengers should wear protective headgear. w No one under eight years of age may operate an OHV on public lands. w Operators eight through 15 years of age must possess an OHV education certificate issued or recognized by Utah State Parks and Recreation. _ Restrooms p Showers 9 Camping 5 Day-Use z Waste Disposal y Boat Ramp K Off Highway Vehicle N Knight Hollow Primitive Camping 9 _ K Mountain View Campground Beach Campground Juniper Point Primitive Camping _ p 9 9 _ 5 y z Rabbit Gulch Primitive Camping _ p z To Salt Lake City Indian Bay Primitive Camping 9 _ 5 Duchesne 40 To Vernal 191