Wakeboarding in John Martin Reservoir, Las Animas, Colorado USA

Average temperature:
19-49ºF /-7.22-9.44ºC
Wind direction:
John Martin is a huge lake, situated 17 mi/27.4 km east of Las Animas, Colorado.

The reservoir is one of the most well known in Colorado for its excellent water-sport activities and especially wakeboarding.

The nearby John Martin Park provides many opportunities for outdoor activities, offering at the same time magnificent scenery with rich wildlife. The extended shoreline is one of the few that remained for nestling of almost extinct animals and birds such as Piping Plover and Interior Least Tern.

Around the lake are 213 campgrounds, if you want to stay there while practicing your favorite sport. John Martin Reservoir is open to all activities with boats and for all types of boats. Average weather temperature is 19°F (-7.22°C) low and 49°F (9.44°C) high. Average water precipitation is 0.26 in/0.66 cm. Winds usually come from the southeast.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Colorado Springs
139 miles/223.7 km, 2 hours 49 minutes
Head Southwest on E Pikes Peak Ave to I-25 BUS N/US-85 N/US-87 N. On the first street turn right to N Nevada Ave. Turn left to E Bijou St. Take an open right turn to W Bijou St. Continue to W Bijou St. Turn left to enter I-25 S. Take the exit 100A to enter US-50 E to La Junta. Turn right on CO-101 S/Carson Ave. Turn left on Dd 5. Turn left on Co Rd 13. On the second street turn right to Ee 5. Continue to Co Rd Ee. Continue to Co Rd 14 5/10. Turn right to Co Rd Ff 5.
Lamar Municipal Airport,
55.9 miles/89.962 km

Amtrak services are provided everywhere in US, so you will find the routes that suit you.


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