Starvation State Park

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Starvation State Park information

Location
High Uintas Wilderness Area , USA
Address
Hwy 40
Duchesne
More information
http://stateparks.utah.gov
Prices
day-use $7
Opening hours
6am-10pm Jun-Aug, 8am-5pm Sep-May
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No one is quite sure who did the stealing, but either trappers in the area stashed some winter stores in the mountains, or Native Americans did, and then the other group took the food. Advance planners starved when they found no tasty treats buried under the snow, or so the story goes. In all likelihood bears were to blame for the theft and the name of Starvation State Park . Subsequent homesteaders tried to make a go of it here on the Strawberry River, but with a short growing season and frozen ground they had no better luck fending off hunger. Today the park contains a 3500-acre reservoir as well as plenty of picnickers. The 60-site campground (campsites $16; open June to September) has showers and features a sandy beach. Primitive camping is also available here – don’t forget to bring food.