US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District Website


Click here for the current recreation status at all Albuquerque District lakes.

Contact John Martin

John Martin Reservoir Project Office

Phone: 719.336.3476


Mailing address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

29955 County Road 25.75

Hasty, CO 81044-9715

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Welcome to John Martin Dam & Reservoir

Buzzards roost at John Martin Dam

John Martin Reservoir is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed lake, however the recreation areas and campgrounds are managed by Colorado State Parks.

America the Beautiful Discount Passes are not needed as this is a Colorado State Parks-managed recreation area. Click here to visit the state park website to determine what is needed.

Visitors must follow state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 (such as social distancing, the use of face masks, and group-size limitations) while visiting USACE-managed recreation areas.

National Public Lands Day is Sat., Sept. 25! Join us for invasive tamarisk removal on the South Shore. Click here to get more information and to sign-up.

On Oct. 16 and 17, volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will be removing tamarisk from the reservoir. Signup is available by clicking here. 

Daily Reservoir Report

Click here to go to the National Inventory of Dams.

Fishing: Colorado Fishing Regulations and Weekly Fishing Reports: Colorado Parks & Wildlife's fishing news, stocking, and fishing conditions reports run on a regular basis year round. License applications and regulation brochures are also available at these sites.

Sharing the Shoreline: John Martin Reservoir and partners provide important habitat for the Piping Plover and the Interior Least Tern.

Temporarily Restricted Shoreline Areas: Parts of the shoreline are closed to protect nesting Piping Plovers and Interior Least Terns. Click here for the latest closure information.

Dam Tours: Tours of the John Martin Dam are available for interested groups. Contact the ranger office (719-336-3476) or email us at: for more information and to schedule a tour.

Events: click here for information on area attractions and local events throughout the year.

Volunteer at John Martin: click here to learn more about volunteering at the reservoir!

Area Weather: Current weather conditions for Hasty, Colorado.

GeocachingIf you want to place new geocache locations on John Martin Reservoir, you must first receive approval from the project manager.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Be a good steward. Clean. Drain. Dry.




Protect Your Waters and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!

Clean, Drain & Dry before transporting your boat or equipment.

For more information click here.