Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area encompasses approximately 280 acres offering some of the best camping in southern Indiana. Carved out of 18,000-acre Jackson-Washington State Forest, it provides fishing and boat rental on 145-acre Starve Hollow Lake, swimming on the large sandy beach or the chance to learn about conservation at the Education Center. For the more avid outdoor enthusiast, hiking and mountain biking on nearby trails is available. Hunting can be done during various seasons by accessing nearby Jackson – Washington State Forest. Playgrounds and shelters that can be reserved are located on the property as well.
4345 S. County Road 275 W.
Vallonia, IN 47281
Starve Hollow has several hiking trails to explore that total approximately 11 miles. All trails are located east of the lake and campground providing both easy and rugged hiking opportunities. You will experience variety of terrain along the way from lowlands to dry ridge tops. A trail head is located in the campground begins from the rent a camp cabin area providing quick access to several different loops of various lengths. Another trail head located across from the Vallonia Tree Nursery providing an alternative starting point to the 5.6 mile Turkey Roost Trail/Orange Trail, also accessible from the campground trail head. Each trail is painted with different color blazes on trees providing a reference to which trail you are hiking. Maps are available at gates, education center and office. An additional 11 miles of hiking trails are located on the neighboring Jackson-Washington State Forest along with 13 miles of horse trails.
Starve-Hollow Lake has three (3) boat ramps to choose from, one at the dam and two in the electric campground.
A valid Indiana fishing license is required. Rowboat and canoe rental is available from mid April through October. Starve-Hollow Lake is a trolling motor only lake. For campers a fish cleaning station is available.