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This is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer managed lake, however the recreation areas and campgrounds are managed by Colorado State Parks. Federal Recreation Passports for these areas are not accepted.

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    29955 County Road 25.75
    Hasty, CO 81044
    Phone: (719) 336-3476

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See the John Martin Reservoir website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: John Martin Dam and Reservoir can be accessed via U.S. Highway 50, west of Lamar and east of Las Animas and La Junta. From the town of Hasty, drive two miles south on S. School St./County Rd. 24. JMR is located on the Arkansas River at river mile 1159 in southeast Colorado, Bent County. The dam is approximately 58 miles upstream of the Colorado-Kansas state boundary and about 215 miles southeast of Denver, CO.

Factoid: John Martin Reservoir, also known as The Sapphire on the Plains, boasts unique natural and cultural resources and excellent recreation opportunities. John Martin lake beckons you to fish, boat, and camp. Wildlife lovers will appreciate the variety of habitats, home to some rare species! History buffs will revel in viewing the petroglyphs while hiking Red Shin's trail, visiting the historic Santa Fe Trail marker, and touring rock art at Hicklin Springs. Free dam tours are available upon reservation and we have a new 18-hole disc golf course just downstream of the dam. There's something for everyone at John Martin. Come and see for yourself!

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Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

4 Recreation areas at John Martin Reservoir

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Colorado State Park E N P G D   X X   C A G GS X BE H
Lake Hasty     X             H
Sandstone                   H
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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