U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Casper Field Office|
Directions: Take U.S. 220 southwest from Casper. Access is from county roads 406 or 407. For current reservoir data and other information about Alcova Lake, click here.
The area is located on the North Platte River 47 miles southwest of Casper in Carbon and Natrona counties. Parts of the reservoir are included in the Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge. There are three campgrounds and three boat ramps. Available species include brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, ohrid trout, and walleye. The Pathfinder Interpretive Center and 1.7 mile interpretive trail are located near the dam. The interpretive trail may be accessed across the historic suspension bridge or from the dam.
Pathfinder Dam is one of the first constructed by the Reclamation Service (Bureau of Reclamation). The dam is in a granite canyon on the North Platte River about 3 miles below its junction with the Sweetwater River. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 1,016,000 acre-feet.
Directions: Take U.S. 220 southwest from Casper. Access is from U.S. 220 via county roads 408 or 410. Specific details about Pathfinder Reservoir and its facilities can be found here .
Fremont Canyon is located on the North Plate River 4 miles downriver from Pathfinder Dam. The area provides interpretive signs, a barrier-free restroom, and picnic shelter. Fremont Canyon is widely known as a popular rock-climbing area. Click here for additional information on access and climbing routes.