Pathfinder Reservoir is located on the North Platte River 47 miles southwest of Casper, in Carbon and Natrona counties. Download directions to the area. (PDF) You can access Pathfinder Reservoir from U.S. 220 via County roads 408 or 410. Map (PDF)
Pathfinder Dam is one of the first constructed by the Reclamation Service (now the Bureau of Reclamation). Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Pathfinder Dam is the primary historic attraction at the reservoir. Construction of the masonry dam between 1905 and 1909 was a major engineering feat.
Pathfinder Interpretive Trail
The 1.7-mile interpretive trail is located near the dam. The interpretive trail may be accessed across the historic suspension bridge or from the dam. The five campgrounds are Bishop's Point, Diabase, Sage, Weiss, and Wolf Point.
Marina services are available at the Pathfinder marina. The water levels at Pathfinder Reservoir vary greatly. Campsites may be at the waters' edge or 1,500 feet away depending on drought conditions. An RV dump site is located across from Weiss Campground just past the Pathfinder Museum.