3 Best Places for Gold Panning In El Dorado County

Posted by Miley Munroe on July 11th, 2019

If you love gold panning, then you would love a visit to El Dorado County. The region is not just filled with breathtaking mountains, forests, and rivers, but there are also ancient stream beds of gold along the Highway 49 corridor. The mother lode is approximately one to four miles wide and 120 miles long and stretched from Georgetown through Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties and then south to Mormon Bar in Mariposa County, and it is one of the best places to pan gold. If you’re looking for gold panning in El Dorado County, here are a few places that you should visit:

Pi Pi campground

It is interesting to know that the Cosumnes River in northern California has been a reliable gold producer for many years. Miners have also been working in and around the Cosumnes since the early days of the California gold rush in the mid-1800s. Pi Pi Campground is one of the open locations that people can hope to find some gold. If you enjoy the outdoors and are looking for a place to go camping with the opportunity to hunt for gold, then Pi Pi campground is worth considering.

Gold Bug Park & Mine

One of the best experience you will get when you visit Gold Bug Park & Mine is you'll feel like you’re stepping back in time. It's also a real gold mine from the Gold Rush days. You can visit with your family and explore the Gold Bug and the mining museum. You can also find your riches in the gem panning trough. Besides the mining areas, you can also visit the historic Stamp Mill and working Blacksmith Shop.

Chili Bar River Park

The South Fork is probably everyone’s favorite California River for panning for gold in American river. As the river flows through the heart of Gold Country, it includes rapids which are challenging yet not extreme. Most visitors go to this place for gold panning and also to take their time out in river rafting and indulge in family or group bonding, playful joke telling, and spirited water fighting and many more.

To get the best gold panning experience, go to these places with an experienced guide or a knowledgeable local who will be able to educate you on the history and the best way to pan.

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