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Starvation Creek State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 05/27/20
Effective May 27, 2020: Park and trail are open with limited services. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice. Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

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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)

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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