Visitor Activities

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Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the Refuge activities noted below. Any activities not mentioned below are prohibited due to to their incompatibility with the wildlife conservation mission and goals of the Refuge.

  • Wildlife Viewing and Photography

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    At Pathfinder NWR there is an interpretive overlook located along Highway 220 southeast of Casper, Wyoming.  The view is above Steamboat Lake.  From here you can enjoy the interpretive panels and observe the area's wildlife and habitat, but hiking across to the lakes is prohibited unless you are hunting per state seasons and regulations.  Opportunities specific to wildlife observation and photography are minimal at this Refuge as, other than at the Hwy 220 overlook, there are no formal public access methods such as tour routes, hiking trails or signs.  

  • Hunting and Fishing

    National wildlife refuges across the country offer a variety of hunting and fishing opportunities. Please review our current hunting and fishing brochure for refuge specific information and regulations.

  • Camping: only in Bishops Point Campground

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    A developed campground and boat ramp are located at Bishops Point in the Sweetwater Arm unit of the Refuge. Camping on the Refuge is allowed ONLY at the Bishops Point Campground which is administered by Natrona County Roads, Bridges and Parks Department.

    For more information you can call 307-235-9200.