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.
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
The park is located 120 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
From Duchesne, it is four miles northwest on Highway 311.
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
Utah State Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 146001
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001
(801) 538-7220, (877) UT-PARKS
For Reservations Call:
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
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
Utah State Parks
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
Things To Do
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
Starvation Reservoir is one of Utah’s best
fisheries for walleye. Anglers will also enjoy
fishing for smallmouth bass, perch, brown and
Play volleyball and sunbathe on the developed
sandy beach or access beautiful natural beaches
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.
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
Plants And Animals
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.
Off Highway Vehicle
9 _ K
_ p 9
To Salt Lake City
9 _ 5