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ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Starve Hollow State Rec Area is located in Indiana
38.817 N
-86.077 W
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9 Reviews of Starve Hollow State Rec Area
“This was a total surprise!”

Starve Hollow State Recreation Area is 280 acres that are adjacent to Jackson-Washington State Forest (18,000 acres). Starve Hollow offers a great camping experience with accommodations ranging from primitive to full hook-ups and the park is impeccably maintained. The full hook-up sites are spacious with most offering a nice tree canopy. A large number of electric only sites are bordering the 145-acre Starve Hollow Lake with a large swimming beach, and picnic area. The park offers boat, canoe, and kayak rental plus an Education Center, fishing, hiking and mountain bike trails that extend into Jackson-Washington State Forest. The surrounding communities are full of interesting history; the longest existing (460') covered bridge built in 1875, classic round barns, original iron bridges, and the historic Medora Shale Brick Plant (1904) to name a few. Easy access from I-65 via US 50 W, then SR 135 S.

Great place! We will come back!

There are full hook-up sites and electric. Regular electric sites on the water are beautiful but not sure we could park our 41 ft fifth wheel on a water site. Trails are rugged at times and you can access them through campground. We are here in the fall but the beach looks like a good size. Boat rentals. Cabins look cute. We peeked in one. Double bed with bunks in room. Theres a loft for kids. A/C and heat but not bathroom. Bring a mattress or sleeping bags or you will sleep on wood. I recommend the water cabins. Playgrounds are sprinkled throughout. DNR dont patrol a lot. Quiet campground.

Pretty electric sites on the lake; full hookups in the woods

Take bug spray in the summer! Swimming beach and boat ramp/kayak rental available.

Family friendly campground.

This campground has pleanty of camp sites and cabins. They have boat rental, a beach, and a nature center. They usually have activities for children on weekends. The campsites have electric and total hookup has water and sewer also.

wake early

wake early to see the sun rise over the lake

A great getaway

There are lakeside camping lots. Also there are larger full hookup lots away from the lake

Great Family Fun

Great getaway for the family. We love this place and camp here 5 + times a year. It's clean and so much to do with kids.

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Spring break

My husband and I had a nice visit to Starve Hollow recently…we stayed 4 nights in our camper with our 3 dogs. We hiked 10 miles throughout the park, which was clean and pretty. We brought our canoe and a kayak, and enjoyed fishing the lake for small mouth bass, crappie, and cat fish. It was very nice to camp right on the water! Grounds were very clean, facilities were clean. We will definitely be back!