Gem Mining

The mining sluice located at the front of the campground is an attraction for not only the children, but the whole family!

Back during the Gold Rush over a hundred years ago, sluice boxes were used to recover gold and other minerals. Many people struck it rich, and sluices were there to help! The sluice at the campground captures the same appeal and experience!

Open during regular campground store hours, the sluice runs from dawn until dusk! Mineral bags are available for purchase at the store, including gems such as emeralds, quartz, and rubies. Children, as well as adults, will love the experience of finding out what lays inside each bag!

There are about 300 minerals and gemstones which are known to occur in Pennsylvania including Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Moonstone and Fool's Gold!