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Gold Pan Exclusive Private Property!

Gold Pan Exclusive Private Property!

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:All languages welcome

About your host

Bernard Woodard has worked the South Umpqua River in downtown Roseburg for the last 10 plus years in cleaning, renovating and studying its history. In doing so I have discovered the incredible history and opportunities of this waterfront inclusive of its old gold panning history whereby gold was first discovered in 1848 on the South Umpqua River around what is called Elk Island today. Now many…
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What we’ll do

We will provide you with a gold pan, one hour of hands on orientation to instruct you on how to use it for the best success, then we will canoe or drive you to our Elk Island Trading Group's private properties for a two hour supervised expedition to find gold! Our properties are considered the hot bed of the South Umpqua River overflow channel ( our EXCLUSIVE private properties) where you will…

What else you should know

Be dressed for the outdoors and be ready to have fun!!

What I’ll provide

Equipment
Gold pans, picks & small shovels

What to bring

Comfortable shoes for working in riverbed
Eye glasses if needed so you don't miss any gold
A sense of adventure

Where you'll be

After meeting & orientation at our 292 SE Pine Historic Farquar House we will then move on to one of the most historic places in Oregon is the Thomas Owens Ferry site where Thomas Owens and family operated a ferry across the South Umpqua River in 1852 through the 1880s for hands on panning, then an expedition out towards what is now called Elk Island but was actually a peninsula until the 1861 ArkFlood changed it to Farquars' Ice Cream Island.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests aged 11 and up can attend.

More tips

Be dressed for the outdoors and be ready to have fun!!
Bernard
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Gold Pan Exclusive Private Property!
New experience
£73 / person
New experience
£73 / person