August 1, 2014

Gold Panning | Things to Do in Northern California with Kids

Calaveras is in the heart of California's Gold Country ... founded by the famous Gold Rush in 1849. We don't want to state this too strongly, but there's definitely still gold in them thar hills. Locals are understandably cagey about where exactly they make their finds, but some enterprising individuals will take you off to areas where they're confident finds can still be made (see below). Or, you can come into the visitor center, pick up some inexpensive gold pans and head out to prospect on your own!

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