Starvation Dam and reservoir, Central Utah Project, Bonneville Unit, on the Strawberry River is filled by surplus winter and spring flows from the Duchesne and Strawberry Rivers. Recreation management at Starvation Reservoir is performed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir is situated northwest of Duchesne, Utah, at the 5,710-foot elevation and has a surface of about 3,300 acres when full. The managed season is year-round with high use on holidays and weekends. Fish species include walleye, smallmouth bass, and brown trout. Fees charged. Reservations accepted for some campsites. Duchesne and Rabbit Gulch U.S. Geological Service maps cover the area. Stream fishing on the Strawberry River is available below the dam.
All-weather access. From Salt Lake City, Utah, take I-80 east to U.S. Higway 40. Go southeast through Heber City on to the Duchesne city limits, turn left and go 4 miles.
Starvation State Park P.O. Box 584 Duchesne, UT 84021-0584
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BOR - Bureau of Reclamation