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John Martin Reservoir

John Martin Reservoir is located in high plains of southeast Colorado. It was completed in 1948 as a part of a comprehensive plan for flood damage reduction and water resources management in the Arkansas River Basin. The water surface can vary from 3,000 acres to 15,000 acres depending on the inflow and outflow. The reservoir and surrounding area offer a myriad of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, boating, hunting, swimming and viewing of a diverse animal and bird population. A portion of the Santa Fe Trail is preserved for visitor viewing. Other important historical sites are located within a short drive from the reservoir. The information center offers exhibits about the reservoir, history and natural resources of the area. John Martin Reservoir State Park has 213 campsites which can accommodate recreation vehicles, trailers and tents. In the Lake Hasty Campground there are electrical hookups and other modern facilities. Contact 1-800-678-CAMP for reservations.

From Las Animas, 16 mi E on US 50 to Hasty, 2 mi So on County Road 24From Lamar, 20 mi W on US 50 to Hasty, 2 mi So on County Road 24

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