Our July 2010 campsite at Pathfinder Reservoir was in a pretty spot, right on the shore. It was a short drive from our last campground, only 90 miles, but we had visited a couple of places along the way, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and Fort Caspar, both at Casper, Wyoming.
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We had been planning to stop 2 days, but were prepared to move on after 1 night if we didn’t like it. After getting to the camp ground, we decided to pay for 3 nights.
Pathfinder Reservoir is one of several reservoirs in the North Platte Project that provide water storage for irrigation and other uses in Wyoming and Nebraska. The reservoir is located about 47 miles southwest of Casper and is fed by the North Platte River and the smaller Sweetwater River.
The winter of 2009/2010 had seen significantly higher snowfall than normal. As a result, when we visited, Pathfinder Reservoir was at maximum capacity.
We had arrived at Pathfinder on a Sunday afternoon. Quite a few weekend campers were still there, some with boats, and at another campground loop a short distance up the access road. Not long after we set up camp, nearly everyone was gone, except for a few people swimming. By the time we were at supper, everyone was gone. A short while later, a young couple tent camping set up their camp on the opposite side of the campground.