Seminoe State Park
About 5 miles south of Pathfinder Reservoir

History
The Seminoe Mountains around Seminoe State Park were once the site for gold prospecting during the late 1800s. The name “Seminoe” is commonly assumed to come from the Seminole tribe, but is an Americanized spelling of the French name Cimineau. Basil Cimineau Lajeunesse was a French trapper in the area in the 1800s.

Seminoe State Park, located on the northwest side of the reservoir, was established in 1965 through an agreement between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Wyoming Recreation Commission (predecessor to Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites).

Facts & Figures
Seminoe Dam was completed April 1, 1939. The dam is a concrete arch construction and contains 210,000 cubic yards of concrete. It is 295 feet high, 530 feet long, 15 feet wide at the top, and 85 feet wide at the bottom. The crest elevation is 6,361 feet. The reservoir has 180 miles of shoreline and a reservoir capacity of 1,017,279 acre feet of water.

Wildlife
Wyoming wildlife is at its finest in and near Seminoe State Park. Patient visitors will be rewarded with a variety of creatures passing by—big horn sheep, elk, moose, mule deer, antelope, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, raccoon, skunk, jack rabbit and cottontail rabbit. Bird watchers may glimpse the American or Bald Eagle plus several types of waterfowl. Bring your binoculars, sit back and enjoy!

Fishing
Good river fishing can be found along the North Platte River from I-80 at Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site all the way to the Gray Reef Area below Alcova Dam. In between lies the famous “Miracle Mile,” well- known for its blue ribbon fishing.

Seminoe Reservoir offers some great fishing, particularly in June and July, for both trout and walleye. Both species inhabit the entire reservoir though there are areas of greater concentration for each. State record walleye have been pulled from Seminoe in years past.

Fishing licenses are required and may be purchased at—Seminoe: The Seminoe Boat Club; Rawlins: Bi-Rite Drug Store & Sporting Goods and Trails West Taxidermy; Muddy Gap: Three Forks Muddy Gap Service (gas station); and Miracle Mile: Miracle Mile Ranch.

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