Recreation is managed for the Bureau of Reclamation by the Bureau of Land Management and Natrona County Roads, Bridges, and Parks Department, 538 S. Wyoming Blvd., Mills, WY 82644; (307) 235-9325. 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.
|Natrona County Parks
and Pleasure Grounds
|4621 CY Avenue|
|Casper WY 82601|
|Land Area (acres)||Total||26571|
|Developed Public Use||80|
|Water Surface (acres)||Total||22012|
|Available for Recreation||22012|
|Available for Recreation||117|
|Boat Launch Facilities||no|
|Tent Only Campsites||0|
|Mobile Home Parks||0|
|Mobile Home Sites||0|
|Camp Shower Facilities||no|
|Swim Shower Facilities||no|
|Boat Launch Ramps||1|
|Boat Launch Lanes||2|
|Slip Mooring Spaces||0|
|Sanitary Stations||Trailer / RV||1|
Managed by the Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Area Office, P.O. Box 1630, Mills, WY 82644; (307) 261-5628. Located on the North Platte River 4 miles downriver from Pathfinder Dam. Interpretive signs, barrier-free restroom and picnic shelter are provided. The area is also popular for rock climbing.
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