27th Gold Panning on the South Platte River

Saturday, August 10, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Carson Nature Center, South Platte Park — 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton

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Experience Colorado’s heritage by trying your hand at panning for gold in the South Platte River near Carson Nature Center, behind Aspen Grove Shopping Center. South Suburban Parks and Recreation naturalists will provide the expertise and equipment for families and individuals to search for gold during a FREE drop-in event as a part of the Western Welcome Week celebration on Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 9:30 – 11:30am.  Bring water shoes or old sneakers, bare feet are not permitted in the river.

“We find about the same amount of gold found by the early prospectors who started the Gold Rush — a flake or two in almost every pan,” said Skot Latona, Supervisor of South Platte Park. Everyone is welcome to keep whatever gold they find. This is a unique opportunity for people to connect to the community and find out what life was like in the South Platte River valley 150 years ago.

For more information call 303-730-1022 or visit South Suburban online at www.sspr.org/nature.  South Platte Park is located at 3000 W. Carson Dr., Littleton, convenient to light rail and C470.

In the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled.




Cost Free
Sponsor(s) South Suburban Parks & Recreation
Contact Carson Nature Center
Phone 303-730-1022 x61012
Website https://www.ssprd.org/nature

Carson Nature Center, South Platte Park
3000 W. Carson Drive