John Martin Reservoir State Park

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John Martin Reservoir State Park
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A view of the dam, near one of the park's campgrounds.
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Location Bent County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Las Animas, CO
Coordinates 38°04′29″N102°55′50″W / 38.07472°N 102.93056°W / 38.07472; -102.93056 Coordinates: 38°04′29″N102°55′50″W / 38.07472°N 102.93056°W / 38.07472; -102.93056
Area13,176 acres (53.32 km2)
Established2001
Governing body Colorado Parks and Wildlife

John Martin Reservoir State Park is a state park in Colorado. [1] It contains John Martin Reservoir, which is the second largest body of water in Colorado by capacity. [2] It is also known for being a prime birdwatching location. Bent County, Colorado has been documented to have over 400 different species of birds. [3] 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. [4]

Colorado U.S. state in the United States

Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

John Martin Reservoir

John Martin Reservoir is a reservoir on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado. Built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it is used for flood control, irrigation, and recreation. John Martin Reservoir State Park lies on its shore.

Bent County, Colorado U.S. county in Colorado, United States

Bent County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,499. The county seat and only incorporated municipality is Las Animas. The county is named in honor of frontier trader William Bent.

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References

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  2. Jay (26 March 2014). "Esoteric Adventures: Eastern Colorado Water Adventures". esotericadventures.blogspot.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. http://parks.state.co.us/NR/rdonlyres/498DD8FA-6959-49BA-AB27-382049664EF7/0/JM_Birdlist2313.pdf%5B%5D
  4. "John Martin Reservoir State Park". www.sangres.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.