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.
Map showing the location of John Martin Reservoir State Park
Map showing the location of John Martin Reservoir State Park
Location Bent County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Las Animas, CO
Coordinates 38°04′29″N 102°55′50″W / 38.07472°N 102.93056°W / 38.07472; -102.93056Coordinates: 38°04′29″N 102°55′50″W / 38.07472°N 102.93056°W / 38.07472; -102.93056
Area 13,176 acres (53.32 km2)
Established 2001
Governing body Colorado State Parks

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]

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