Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area encompasses approximately 280 acres including a scenic 145 acre lake where wildlife is bountiful including regular bald eagle sightings. Some of the best camping in southern Indiana can be found here with 90 electric camp sites some of which are right on the lake shore, 55 full hookup sites, 23 non-electric sites and multiple rent-a-camp cabins as well. Firewood is sold on the property for campers' convenience, and concessions are also available on weekends at the boat rental facility during the summer season. Carved out of the 18,000 acre Jackson-Washington State Forest, it provides an array of recreational opportunities such as fishing, boat & canoe rental, swimming on the large sandy beach, or learning about conservation at the Nature Center. Other recreational facilities available on the property include basketball, horseshoes, playgrounds, shelter houses, softball field, fish cleaning station, fishing docks and 3 boat ramps. For the more avid outdoor enthusiast, hiking and mountain biking on nearby trails are also available. Hunting can be done during various seasons by accessing nearby Jackson -Washington State Forest.
Brownstown Speedway, Salem Speedway, Local Farm Markets, Fort Vallonia Days (local festival-3rd weekend in October), Seymour Octoberfest (1st weekend in October), Jackson County Fair (Brownstown Speedway-last week in July), Melonfest (Brownstown-September), Old Settlers Day (Salem), Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge (Seymour).
Must be 18 years of age or older to register for a campsite or book a reservation. Up to six people per site, 1 main camping unit with 1 additional tent, and 1 dining unit permitted per site, subject to the Property Manager's discretion and a 2 car per site maximum. Leasing or sub-leasing campsites or equipment on a site is prohibited. Quiet hours are daily 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Check-in/check-out time is 2:00 p.m. Monday
proximity Spring Mill State Park 36 miles, Brown County State Park 44 miles, Hardy Lake 29 miles, Monroe Reservoir 35 miles, Louisville, Ky. 55 miles, Indianapolis 75 miles, Bloomington 50 miles, and Cincinnati, Ohio 135 miles.