Gold Panning vacation – California

Filed under: regular postings — Gary September 16, 2010 @ 11:30 am

I was told about this fun family place to try your hand at gold panning.  I am going to check this out myself when I ever get down to California.

Visit Roaring Camp Mining Co.
in the California Mother Lode

Gold Panning California

Gold panning vacation

Roaring Camp is something special in the way of family recreation. It is an old goldmining camp on the Mokulmne River. In the past, it was accessibly only by horseback. Roaring Camp was once a camp for Forty Niners, but since it was so inaccessible, most of the gold still remains. Visitors can see our operating gold mine an can mine their own gold by panning, sluicing, dredging, and dry washing.

Panning - Don’t worry if you don’t own a gold pan yet. We carry our patented gold pan in our general store. It is the one featured at the top corner of this site (but you supply the gold!)

GOLD BEARING GRAVEL PILES This material is dug off bedrock and run through our screening plant removing the larger rocks (non-gold bearing material). We will supply a sluice box, water, settling pond and necessary equipment for your mining. Water will be supplied for approximately 3 hours per day (1 1/2 hours in the morning and 1 1/2 hours in the afternoon) and will take about 5 to 6 days to remove the gold from your operation. Piles are limited, advance reservations are recommended.

Gold panning

Gold panning pics

DREDGING - One dredge, 5″ maximum, or one equivelant piece of mining equipment per cabin is allowed. No limit on pans, sluice etc.

Everyone works together on the common operation and the gold found is divided equally between participants. Includes use of all mining equipment and the help from Roaring Camp’s Crew. Cost is $275 per person, plus cabin rent.


Rock Collecting: There are miles of unexplored canyon where you may find quartz crystals, jade, jasper, river rubies, arrowheads, etc.


Gold Map

Gold Map

Inquiries are always welcome!

Telephone: 209-296-4100


US Mail: PO Box 278, Pine Grove, CA 95665

Located just off Hwy 88 in Pine Grove.

Take Tabeau Road approximately 1/2 mile to Roaring Camp Office.

You are welcome to call for directions!




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