6800 Lawyers RoadSpotsylvania, VA 22551
Panning for gold, pontoon boat tours, nature programs, gold mine tours. The Goodwin Gold Mine Tour is offered on summer weekends only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Included are a drive to the mine and a walking tour of the 1880s mine site, as well as plenty of information about how the mine operated and the history of gold mining in Virginia. The canoe tour is a 45-minute ride along park shoreline during which participants enjoy the scenery and learn about local history. It’s a good idea to call the park office prior to you weekend visit to confirm program offerings.
The Park’s Visitors Center is located off the main park road at the beachfront near the handicapped fishing area. Inside are displays about the local wildlife and history such as the gold mining and iron making that once took place in the area. There is also a small gift shop where guests may buy souvenirs and mementos of their visit.
- Season/Hours: All Year/11:00 AM – 5:00 P.M. (weekends/holidays)
- Fee: Park Fees
- Location:38° 06.7383 -77° 49.8933