This is a nice state park. While you have to purchase a camping permit along with the nightly fees, it is a good place to stay. You need to check your water and waste tank levels before you park, as there is only electric hookup. The lake and grounds are below the dam, and very nice. There are many large trees (select open area for better satellite service) and large wide level sites. There are pull throughs and more backins, and directly along the lake are backins. Lots of wide open areas for dog exercise, although leash required. In the summer it would probably be pretty warm here, but in spring 2010 is was quite nice. Showers (for a fee) and restrooms are very clean, and there is even an inexpensive laundry room. We would definitely stay here again!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Super park at this time of year. Might not be so nice during the heat of the summer. Has extremely high water pressure; big sites, lots of trees, and flat gravel sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at Lake Hasty Campground. The April 2005 review described this campground perfectly. We took one of the eight lakeside sites, and we had to leave one of our slideouts in about 2" from fully extended due to the trees on one side and the ramada on the other. The view of the lake out our windshield was worth it, though. The sites are gravel and are generally very large and level, and the interior roads (some paved, some gravel) are quite wide. Any size rig can navigate this campground. There are mature trees throughout the park, so satellite reception can be an issue. Good Verizon signal. Clean restrooms and showers, and a laundry with three washers and three dryers. Note that Colorado state parks require a $6/day Daily Pass in addition to the campsite fee. That brought our total to $26. Since we were here in the off-season (early April), we had our choice of sites. We will certainly return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an adequate State Park. But it is way overpriced as it looks like it's just barely being taken care of! The grassy area was overgrown and needed mowing. This park has great potential, just needs some TLC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely trees and clean, shaded campground. Plenty of elbow room for every camper here. The lake at the campground seems to have adequate water. Saw several osprey and some waterfowl. Very little water above the dam, though. This is a very arid region. Don't come here expecting to do much boating - the water really is very low. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
An Army Corp of Engineer Park, John Martin Reservoir State Park is an oasis on the plains of southeastern Colorado. Located in the Lower Arkansas River Valley, visitors come to John Martin to take advantage of modern campgrounds, great fishing, un-crowded boating waters, diverse wildlife, and to see historical signs of the past. Camping is available at Lake Hasty Campground and Point Campground, with a total of 213 sites. Lake Hasty Campground consists of 109 campsites with 30 and 50 amp electrical service at each site. Water hydrants are available in the park but there are no water or sewer connections at the sites. A four-lane dump station with long approach and departure is in the park. There are two restrooms in the park with one supporting showers; showers are pay per use - $.50 for first 3 minutes, $.25 each additional 1.5 minutes. There is a playground in the park along with a large open field surrounded by campsites. About half the sites are shaded. Sites 31 – 38 are on Lake Hasty but may cause some parking issues for large rigs with multiple slide outs. This is due to trees on one side and a pavilion covering the picnic table on the other. Park is big rig friendly with several long camping sites and more than ample spacing between sites. The Point Campground is for basic camping and has no hookups. At the Park: Beach (Swimming), Bird Watching, Boat Ramp, Boating, Camper Services Bldg, Dump Station, Fishing, Fishing Licenses Sold, Group Campground, Group Pavilions Available, Group Picnic Area, Handicap Fishing Access, Hiking, Historical Site(s), Interpretative Programs, Jet Skiing, Laundry Facilities, Pay Phones Available, Photography, Picnicking, Playground, Sailing And Sailboarding, Pay Showers, Swimming, Visitor's Center, Water Skiing, Wildlife Watching Opportunity. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Strange: we stayed here in 2003 and it had been converted from COE to CO State control! Did the state give it back? We camped here in a Travel Trailer.