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Starvation Creek State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 03/23/20
COVID-19 Alert: All state parks will close March 23 until further notice. The closure includes all state parks, including all overnight campgrounds, trails, viewpoints, restrooms, and picnic areas and all other facilities. This is part of the statewide effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails (ADA)
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Potable Water (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Open Year Round (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)

                                       ***** Park CLOSED until further notice****

 

Zooming eastbound down Interstate 84, you might very well miss this tiny park. Nestled at the base of the sheer walls of the Columbia Gorge, Starvation Creek is much more than it appears. It is a feast for the eyes and feet.

Trails spreading out from this day-use park lead onto adjacent National Forest Service land and connect to the Mt. Defiance and Starvation Ridge trails. Heading east, trek 1 mile along a remnant of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail to Viento State Park and campground. Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail bicycle and hiking map. Heading west the trail is 4.6 miles to Wyeth State Park. The trail continues west to Cascade Locks. 

The waterfall at Starvation Creek, one of the few in this area of the gorge, is an elegant cascade admired by gorge travelers for thousands of years.

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