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Experience Gold Panning!

Gold Panning

Individual and Family Gold Panning Lessons at Bekeart’s Gun Shop
Gold Panning lessons are available on Saturday and Sundays from 10 am till 3 pm or Monday through Friday as space allows between school or tour group reservations. Recreational Panning is still allowed in the river. Check with The Gold Discovery Museum for details.

Visitors will get the opportunity to pan for real gold in troughs set up for teaching the proper technique. Fun for all ages! Lessons are given through out the day. 45 minutes for lesson and panning and can keep any gold they find. The program is $7.00 per person- large group rates are available. Supplies will be provided for use while you are panning in park troughs. Once you have found gold you can purchase a pan and try your luck in the South Fork of the American River in our designated area near where James Marshall discovered gold in 1848.