Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation
A great family get-a-way
Starvation State Park in Duchesne County is a mere two hour drive from Salt Lake City and is a great destination for day trips or a weekend get-away.
With cabins available to rent, your family can stay the weekend without having to pack all of your camping gear. Campsites with full hook-ups or more primitive campsites are available.
You can spend your time boating, fishing, or playing in the beautiful water, or if you prefer to stay on land, you can take advantage of the gazebos, picnic tables, soccer fields and volleyball courts. You can also bring ATV's and other off-road vehicles to enjoy the many great trails in the area.
For more info visit: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/starvation/
HOW DID STARVATION GET IT'S NAME?
In the late 1800's and early 1900's, cattlemen and homesteaders founded a small settlement along the banks of the Strawberry River in the area now occupied by the reservoir and dam. Their story is one of hardship and perseverance as they struggled to survive in a harsh, hostile enviroment. Winters were hard, long, and extremely cold. Their cattle and livestock often froze during these winter months, and short growing season was hindered by flooding, hailstorms, early frosts, and other calamities. Many perished from hunger. The remaining homesteaders nicknamed the are "Starvation" and it was from this reference that the reservoir, and dam received their name.
Starvation State Park has a nine-station, 3D archery range located just west of the entrance station. Practice your skills with shots ranging from 15 to 60 yards at varying angles and difficulty. All ages are welcome; however, anyone under 18 years needs a parent's signature on the waiver form. Cost to use the range is free with paid park fee.