Pathfinder Reservoir Facilities

primitive campsites public facilities Boatramp available hiking/nature trails license required watchable wildlife canoeing

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.

  Pathfinder Reservoir  
  North Platte  
     
Cooperator
(managing entity)
Natrona County Parks
and Pleasure Grounds
 
  4621 CY Avenue  
  Casper WY 82601  
     
Land Area (acres) Total 26571
  Developed Public Use 80
  Undeveloped 25876
Water Surface (acres) Total 22012
  Available for Recreation 22012
Shoreline (miles) Total 117
  Available for Recreation 117
Fees Area Entrance no
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other no
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 2
  Campsites 50
  Tent Only Campsites 0
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 36
  Picnic Tables 89
  Picnic Shelters 46
  Swimming Beaches 0
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 1
  Boat Launch Lanes 2
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 1
Potable Water Campgrounds 1
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 7
  Picnic Areas 6
  Other Locations 0
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 1
  Boat 0

Fremont Canyon Recreation Area Facilities

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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