Information on Starvation boat rentals and jet skis at this Utah State Park which was established in 1972, two years after the construction of the dam, which created the 3,495 surface acre reservoir as part of the Central Utah Water Project. This lake is enjoyable for campers, boaters, ATV, watercraft, jet skis, and fishermen.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, cattlemen and homesteaders tried to make a go of it along the banks of the Strawberry River in the area now occupied by the reservoir and dam. Their story is one of difficulty, perseverance and facing near starvation in a very hostile and harsh environment. Winters were hard, long and extremely cold, at what is now called starvation reservoir. Try new water sport equipment, boat rentals, and lake tours from Utah boat rentals. Their cattle and livestock often froze during these winter months, and the short growing season was hindered by flooding, hailstorms, early frosts and other calamities. They nicknamed the area “Starvation” and it was from this reference that the highway bridge, reservoir, dam and state park received their names.