The National Forest Service generously allows us to take back something for
our tax dollars!
Collection of reasonable amounts of rocks, minerals or common invertebrate
fossils is allowed for personal use only and is not to be sold or bartered for
commercial purposes. A permit is required for collection of larger amounts.
Collecting from wilderness areas, caves and historical or archeological areas
is not allowed.
Collection must be made from the surface only. No undue or unnecessary
degradation of the land is allowed during the removal of rocks, minerals or
fossils. Do not excavate, remove, disturb or deface historical or archeological
While us grown ups know there probably isn't any gold in these parts, the
youngsters are sure to be happily entertained for a spell while panning for
gold. Among other amenities, guests staying at the Courtois Cabana will find
sifter type toys sure to suffice as gold pans!
Goldpanning is limited to the use of gold pans and restricted to active stream
beds and unvegetated gravel bars. Collection and removal cannot be aided
with motorized equipment or sluice boxes.
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