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Otero Pond is a small but productive fishing area in southeastern Colorado. It is stocked with rainbow trout, channel catfish, and largemouth bass. Nearby activities include hiking, birdwatching, and camping. Fishing tips include using small jigs or worms for the trout and catfish, and lures for the bass. The best time to visit is in the spring and fall when temperatures are mild, with average temperatures ranging from 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Popular Camping Destinations

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Hugo City Park 10 5,040 ft
Lake Hasty - John Martin State Park 213 3,756 ft
Point - John Martin State Park 65 3,884 ft

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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, located in southeastern Colorado, offers visitors a glimpse into the region's history as a hub of trade between the United States and Mexico in the early 19th century. The fort was originally built in 1833 by William Bent, who was seeking to establish a trade relationship with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. Today, visitors to the site can explore the reconstructed fort, which includes a trading post, blacksmith's shop, and living quarters. The site also features exhibits on the lives of those who lived and worked at the fort, as well as demonstrations of ...