Pathfinder is Casper’s ultimate ice fishing destination in the winter months where anglers drill for prize walleye, trout and perch. The annual HAWG Ice Fishing Derby is hosted at this location every January with more than $50,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.
This reservoir is fed by the Sweetwater and North Platte Rivers and controlled by Pathfinder Dam. It’s home to various fish species and is a great spot for camping, boating and hiking. Anyone interested in engineering should visit the Pathfinder Interpretive Center and Trail to learn about the hundred year history of this example of American ingenuity.