John Martin Reservoir State Park
|John Martin Reservoir State Park|
A view of the dam, near one of the park's campgrounds.
|Location||Bent County, Colorado, USA|
|Nearest city||Las Animas, CO|
|Area||13,176 acres (53.32 km2)|
|Governing body||Colorado State Parks|
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.