An information board at the park said the park's peculiar name stemmed from a two sided story. One version of the story had a group of fur trappers using the area the park is in to try to ride out a bitter winter in the 1840's. The hungry trappers stole food from the local Native Americans and the Native Americans then starved. The flip side had the Native Americans stealing the trappers food and the trappers subsequently starving to death. Either way somebody starved and the future park was named.
At an altitude of 5700 feet Starvation State Park features a 3495 acre reservoir suitable for fishing, water skiing, and swimming. The park is divided into two camping areas, the Beach Campground which is on a pristine, groomed white sand beach and the Mountain View Campground about a half mile away that is on a bluff overlooking the reservoir,
|The Beach Campground costs $3 more then the Mountain View camp area.|
|The beach is groomed by a tractor towed rake every day.|
|Entrance to the Mountain View camp area.|
|View from the Mountain View camp area.|
Hookups: 30, 50 amp, water, sewer
Fire ring: Yes
Water Access: Yes
Fresh Water: Yes
Trash Service: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Level sites: Yes
Store: Yes (weekends only)
Verizon reception: 4G, 3 bars
Internet reception: 3 barsCost: Beach - $28 / night Mountain - $25 / night
|Each site comes with a gazebo covered picnic table with fire ring||.|
|Boat dock near the boat launch.|
|Fish cleaning facility near the park store (in background).|
|The Mountain View camp area had 3 of these rent-able AC equipped cabins.|
|Each campground has it's own shower facility.|
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