Starvation Creek State
Zooming down Interstate 84
eastbound, 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. Recently re-opened after
reconstruction of the aging (and failing) water system,
Starvation Creek 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 along a
remnant of the Historic Columbia River Highway to Viento State
Park and campground.
Trail improvements, including a repaving project, are already
underway. Other historic highway segments designed for trail
use and accessible to people with disabilities are now open
between Hood River and Mosier (Twin Tunnels segment) and from
Cascade Locks north to the Tooth Rock Trailhead.
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.
Services and Things to Do
- Wildlife watching
- Bird watching
- Hiking trail
- Historic resources
- Historic trails
- Historic signs
- Interpretive signs
Get driving directions to this park
There is no fee to use this park. For more information, call
1-800-551-6949. Eastbound vehicle access only at Exit 54 off
I-84. Westbound sightseers can park at the trailhead at Viento
at Exit 56 and walk the two miles to the park.
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