Recreational gold mining (non-motorized/mechanized) within the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area is allowed, except where prohibited as indicated by posted signs.
For more information on how to get started, check out CPW's Gold Panning
Point Barr Placer Area Permits are available for purchase from the AHRA Visitor Center at $30 per device per season, authorizing motorized/mechanized mining at the CPW Point Barr R&PP Lease Area between April 1 and September 30.
For general questions about mining in the AHRA, contact us at (719) 539-7289. For questions regarding mining claims, please contact the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office at (719) 269-8500.