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Starvation Reservoir

Starvation Reservoir
Launching float tubes at Starvation Reservoir
Starvation Reservoir Map


Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 2/17/2020

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open
Surface: 80% of the reservoir is still ice capped but there is a lot of open water too. The north end of reservoir has 8-14 inches of ice. There are some extremely dangerous pressure ridges in very unlikely locations. Remember, do not judge ice safety on thickness alone. Ice does not form or maintain a uniform thickness. Snow, wind, slush, temperature, and other factors can cause ice thickness and strength to vary greatly, even within inches. Recreate on ice at your own risk and verify ice thickness as you head out. Click here to learn more ice safety tips.
Launch Ramp: Closed due to ice.
Campground: Partially open. See “other information” below for details on specific campgrounds.
Water Level: 90% or down 5 feet
Fishing Conditions: Some trout are being caught through the ice but it is very slow.
Additional Fishing Info:
  • For Starvation’s “fishing” page click here
  • To view the Utah DWR’s fishing app 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 closed. But if you are self contained you can still camp there with electricity only for $18 per night.
  • 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 closed.
  • 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: February 15, 2020

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