Have you ever wanted to pan for gold?
Well this is your chance! Holliday Lake State Park in Appomattox invites you to come out and experience this fun recreational activity at two Gold Panning Workshops on Saturday April 21 and Saturday April 28, 2012.
Holliday Lake State Park near Appomattox Virginia
You can contact the park to sign up either day. Both will be 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will start out at Shelter # 1 for a brief presentation on the history of Virginia's gold rush.
Canoeing at Holliday Lake
We will then canoe across the lake and up Holliday Creek to the Jones Family gold site for some hands-on gold panning. We will get out of our canoes and pan for gold in the creek. Cost is $6.00 per person and includes the use of the canoes and all the special tools necessary.
Please note: each participant MUST be able to canoe about one mile and hike a short distance to get to the gold panning site. Gold panning is not for the faint-of-heart! Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting wet/dirty. Shoes that can get wet/dirty are a must too. This program is for adults. Children ages 10 to 15 can register only with a registered adult.
AVOID THE RUSH
Space is limited for these Gold Panning Workships! so call the park at 434-248-6308 or email to register today!
Location of the park: 2759 State Park Road, Appomattox, Virginia 24522. Access via State Route 24 between Appomattox and U.S. Route 60 and from Routes 626 (Holiday Lake Road), 640 (Wooldridge Road), and 692 (State Park Road).
Approximate drive times: Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, two hours; Farmville, thirty minutes.