General Information

While visiting John Martin Reservoir, we ask that you observe Corps of Engineers, federal and state regulations that govern the use of this park. For everyone's enjoyment and safety, please note the following:

  • Camping is permitted at developed campgrounds, which is limited to 14 days within a 30-day period. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed.
  • Confine fires to grills or established pits only, and extinguish fires prior to departure. Deposit all trash and refuse in designated bins.
  • Drive and park vehicles only on developed roads and parking areas.
  • Loaded firearms, ammunition, explosives of any kind, archery equipment, etc., are prohibited.
  • Destruction, injury, defacement, or removal of public property, including vegetation, natural, and cultural resources, is prohibited.
  • Hiking is permitted on established paths and trails.

A complete pdf document listing of rules and regulations governing public use of Corps of Engineers Water Resources Management Projects can be found here: Title 36 Federal Regulations and Colorado State Boating Regulations.