Mar 28, 2012, 06:30 PM
Looking for a place to Camp and do some gold panning up north California coast.
I will be taking a road trip up the Northern coast near Fort Bragg, Mendicino and maybe a bit further. Does anybody have any suggestions on where a good place to camp/gold mining with the family?
Mar 28, 2012 06:30 PM
Mar 28, 2012, 08:29 PM
What time of the year will you be traveling this way? It's pretty wet along the coast this time of year, especially this year.
I'm up in the northwest corner of the state and we have some nice camping areas and a little gold in the Smith River. Hand tools and pans only allowed on the Smith.
Last edited by delnorter; Mar 28, 2012 at 08:34 PM.
Mar 29, 2012, 12:16 AM
"John Holmes Jr."
Check out Douglas City, they have a camp ground I think free camping for a few days with a stream where gold panning is allowed also a some miner areas. Check with the Breau of land Mnagement as they have maps of BLM land where metal detecting is permitted. Good luck.
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Mar 29, 2012, 08:33 AM
Your not near enough north for gold mining. Douglas city is by weaverville and 150+ miles outta your way too up the trinity. Go much farther north/inland for gold-tons a au 2 u 2 -John
Mar 29, 2012, 10:20 AM
I will be goin up there in august with the wife and kids and need my fix after staying in b&b's all week.