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Management of John Martin Reservoir SWA to revert to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ending its management of the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area on Aug. 31 after 55 years after being unable to reach a new agreement with the property's owner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

CPW will continue to manage John Martin Reservoir State Park, which is operated under a separate agreement with the Corps.

The 19,471-acre wildlife area surrounds the reservoir west of the state park and is a destination for hunting, fishing, boating, camping and wildlife viewing.

Beginning Sept. 1, any questions about the wildlife area should be directed to the Army Corps.
Member comments
by: ColoradoRay on 8/28/2023 7:33:00 PM
That's pretty short notice. Wonder what the problem is. More public use land is gonna be lost?
by: Trailerman on 8/29/2023 9:57:00 PM
This seems like a staffing issue at CPW to me. I would guess the army corp will not be stocking the lake regularly but maybe the fishery is ok on its own? Itís been on my list but I have never made it to the lake. Probably better go sooner than later
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