John Martin Reservoir State Park, Hasty

#181 of 244 in Nature in Colorado
John Martin Reservoir State Park is a state park in Colorado. It contains John Martin Reservoir, which is the second largest body of water in Colorado by capacity. It is also known for being a prime birdwatching location. Bent County, Colorado has been documented to have over 400 different species of birds. The namesake reservoir of the park is created by a 118-foot tall (36 m) and 2.6-mile long dam (4.2 km), which goes by the name of John Martin Dam.
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  • We only had time to stop by to scope it out for future visits. Ranger was very friendly and helpful. We were able to join a few others who spotted hundreds of Snow Geese way out in the water. We...  more »
  • Spent a week here that past two summers. Caught a lot of fish. Excellent facilities including fish cleaning station, showers, full hookups, shaded camp sites.  more »
  • I am from Kansas and go up to Colorado John Martin reservoir to fish.been a great experience every time my family and I went there. There are two bait shops close to the reservoir. I like the fact that the lake is very clean the water's clear. My eight year old daughter caught her first saugeye. Been there three different times. Not always catching fish but having a great time with my family.
  • We took time this week to speak with people at the park ranger station and museum. It was quite informative glad we stopped. We also take our bikes and ride over the dam and around the campground and lake hasty it's a very pleasant ride. The weather was so calm there was a perfect reflection of the dam in lake Hasty just beautiful. The sites in the campgrounds are very well-managed and there is not a bad site in the hole campground. We love the bird watching and the hoot owls at night are really pleasant. Facilities are always clean and well-maintained. We go here many times throughout the spring summer and fall. Reservations are now required. Reasonable prices. Good place for water activities.

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