Gold panning at Lake Don Pedro

  • Briceburg Recreation Area - Panning for gold is permitted downstream from the bridge. Contact the Bureau of Land Management for other suggested areas at: 209-966-3192
  • Bagby Recreation Area - A small fee for day use includes panning for gold. Contact the MID Parks Department for more information at: 800-468-8889
  • Coulterville and Greeley Hill - There are a number of promising spots in this area, call the North County Visitors Center for more information as some locations are seasonal only: 209-878-3074
  • Jackson's Prospecting Excursions - Offering half and full day excursions from Mariposa, call: 209-966-4827
  • Mariposa Museum & History Center - 5119 Jesse Street, Mariposa, 209-966-2924 - panning equipment provided, gold finds are guaranteed in the courtyard.