Gold Panning

For more information, please call the Gold Discovery Museum (530) 622-3470. 

Gold Panning lessons are being offered at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm 2 pm and 3 pm with proper physical distancing and increased cleaning protocols between panning lessons.


Gold panning lessons will NOT be available when the temperature is above 92 degrees.


To learn more about our procedures to comply with state mandates please call the museum at (530) 622-3470.

Learn how to pan for gold by taking a 15 minute lesson with us, then spend the next half hour panning the troughs looking for garnets, fools gold, and real gold flakes!


Fee: $8 per person.

Gold Flake in a Pan

Recreational Gold Panning

Gold panning is allowed during park hours on the east side of the river across Mount Murphy Bridge.  Hands and Pans only, no other mining equipment allowed to protect historic resources in the park. Visitors will need to provide their own pan from home or can purchase one in the Marshall Gold Mercantile.    ​