May 21, 2018 – Docents at Bridgeport provide step-by-step panning lessons, share stories about the history of our area, and describe other ways the precious metal was extracted during the California Gold Rush, such as hard rock mining and hydraulic mining.

Gold panning demonstrations at Bridgeport will go from 12 pm to 2 pm every weekend and holiday, beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Gold panning sessions for private groups and school talks can be arranged at other times by prior reservation.

Gold panning is fun and educational for the entire family and kids get to keep the treasures they find in the troughs.

Due to the anticipated bridge renovation and construction work beginning this summer at Bridgeport, please check our website or call 530-432-2546 to be sure gold panning will be available.

Call the South Yuba River State Park for more information and private group reservations at (530) 432-2546.

WHAT: Gold Panning at Bridgeport 2018
WHEN: Begins this Saturday, May 26
TIME: 12pm to 2pm
WHERE: South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport,
17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley 95946