Whether a group of people or an individual is itching to pan for gold, give one of these gold panning vacation destinations a try. Each gold panning destination is seasonal and limited, so be sure to check your schedule with their schedule before taking off work and heading to Alaska to pan for gold.
Panning for Gold Destination
Gold Fever Prospecting in Chicken, Alaska, has twenty miles of claims just waiting to be panned. During the prospecting season, time-is-on-your-side with nearly twenty-four hours of daylight. For those who have never had the enjoyment of panning for gold, Gold Fever has on-going instruction during your trip with two two-hour training sessions on the first two days of your gold panning vacation. You will be learning about dredging, fine gold recovery, high banking, and some local history about the area which will get your ‘gold fever’ geared up and ready for the adventure that awaits.
Gold Fever offers two all-inclusive packages and a Bring Your Own Equipment (BYOE) Package. Starting around $1850.00 per person, the package includes transportation from Fairbanks, AK to Chicken, AK round-trip, equipment, lodging, food, mining, gas and oil, and instructional classes. Gold Fever Prospecting does require a non-refundable deposit for both all-inclusive packages. For those wishing to bring their own equipment, Gold Fever has a package for you. The price is nearly $1000.00 dollars cheaper, but individuals will be responsible for taking care of themselves.
For any package you choose, you will find yourself living like the olden days. Imagine, on the banks of the river in a tent, using outhouses, and bathing in the river. If you plan on catching fish for your supper, be sure to have your fishing license all lined out before you head to Chicken, Alaska, for your gold panning vacation.
Gold Panning Vacation
If you would rather stay at a more modern facility and pan for gold for a few hours instead of an entire week, take a trip to Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost located in Chicken, Alaska. The Chicken Gold Camp offers rooms and cabins that will accommodate up to six persons. They also have one two-bedroom apartment available, as well.
On Chicken Creek, over 100,000 ounces of gold has been mined. Whether panning, dredging, or metal detecting sounds more appealing, there will be no need to drag your equipment along from home or even rush out and buy new ones as the Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost allows its guests the use of their equipment. With prices as low as $15.00 a day for panning and metal detecting, the whole family can enjoy a gold panning vacation.
Visitors can swing by The Chicken Creek Outpost for breakfast, lunch, and supper while picking up some snacks and ice cream for their day of gold prospecting. For those needing to stay in touch with the outside world, wireless internet can also be accessed at the Outpost and be sure to pick up a few souvenirs to take back as memories of your trip to Chicken, Alaska.
Pan for Gold for Free (Sort of)
There are many places to pan for gold in Alaska for free, well sort of. Without the fear of claim jumping, people can bring their own equipment and find numerous spots to pan for gold for free. While the gold panning is free, the cost will come from transportation, equipment, food, and lodging. If you will be bringing your own tent and food, the cost will be considerably lower than booking with a gold prospecting site. Whatever path you choose, good luck and happy prospecting.