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Located on the North Platte River 47 miles southwest of Casper, in Carbon and Natrona counties. Access from U.S. 220 via County roads 408 or 410. Parts of the reservoir are included in the Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge. There are 3 campgrounds and 3 boat ramps. Available species include brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, ohrid trout, and walleye. Rainbow and cutthroat trout are stocked annually in the reservoir. The Pathfinder Interpretive Center and 1.7-mile interpretive trail are located near the dam. The interpretive trail may be accressed across the historic suspension bridge or from the dam.

The Pathfinder Dam Interpretive Trail is a 1.7 mile trail up, down, and around Pathfinder Dam.
Walk from the stone house (Damtender's House / Pathfinder Dam Interpretive Center) south along the county road to the spillway area and the dam.  As you walk across the spillway, try to imagine water flowing over it toward the canyon below. The elevated foot-walk provides access to the dam during periods of high water. Walk across the dam. On the north side of the canyon downstream of the dam you can see tunnel outlets for two jet flow gates. Prior to the installation of the elevator on the face of the dam, the concrete ladder-way on the south canyon wall provided access to the canyon floor.


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Pathfinder Reservoir


  • 1,016 Acres
  • 3 Boat Ramps
  • 50 Camping Sites
  • Interpretive Center