Fishing in John Martin Reservoir and Lake Hasty can be excellent for walleye, saugeye, wiper, large and small mouth bass, white bass, striper, crappie, channel catfish, and bream. Lake Hasty is also occasionally stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout, usually in the spring and fall. Click here for the latest CPW fishing report.
Refresh yourself in the cool waters of John Martin Reservoir and Lake Hasty. The reservoir is open to all types of boat sports, including windsurfing, waterskiing and PWCs (personal watercraft). Lake Hasty has a handicapped accessible fishing pier, a beach (open Memorial Day to Labor Day) and is open to small watercraft that do not use gas motors – electric motors are permitted.
Dine and relax outdoors. Picnic facilities are available at the Point Overlook and Lake Hasty Recreation Areas.
The Caddoa Disc-Golf course is a great place to spend the day! Click here for more information.
Explore the Red Shin Hiking Trail! This 4.5-mile trail starts across the road from Lake Hasty’s swim beach and offers many nature viewing opportunities in a variety of habitats.
A ½-mile section of the historic Santa Fe Trail is located north of the reservoir. A historical marker was placed on the north shore (east of the Point Campground) by the Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate this section of the trail.
Bring your binoculars and camera. The Santa Fe Slough on the east and west sides of the Dam Road provides excellent opportunities to view waterfowl in their natural habitat. The West Santa Fe Slough also features a viewing blind.
Hunting is permitted in the State Wildlife Area of John Martin Reservoir and offers a wide variety of game including deer, turkey, small game, and waterfowl. All Colorado state regulations are enforced, including seasons, methods of take, and bag limits. Please refer to CPW Hunting Laws and Regulations for clarification. Hunting is NOT permitted in the State Park, dam, and other posted sections of the property (including seasonal exclusion zones for threatened and endangered species protection).