Roaring Camp Mining Co. in the California Mother Lode

Roaring Camp Mining Co.

California Mother Lode

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Mokulmne River
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Rafting, diving, dredging, swimming in nature's most beautiful swimming holes, fishing, hiking on the trails used by the 49ers, wildlife and all types of ranch animals. You can also enjoy our miniature golf course, playground area, ping pong and horseshoe pits. There is something for the entire family. All of this, plus the best gold-mining in the Mother Lode!

Saturday Night Cookout

Our Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00 P.M. and returning at 10:00 P.M. After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation, he will show you how to pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)

The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ. Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!

Cost is $50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp .

Gold Mining

One dredge, 5" maximum, or one equivalent piece of mining equipment per cabin is allowed. This rule does not apply to Gold pans, small sluice boxes, etc.

Please visit our Gold Mining page for more details on panning, slucing, gold bearing piles, and dredging.


Youth Activities
Children and adults can enjoy a friendly
round of minuature golf.

The water is crystal clear. Many shallow areas for children, diving rocks for those who dare!


There is an inviting playground with swings, slide and a climbing fort.

Enjoy a playful or relaxing afternoon at the "swimming hole". A GREAT way to refresh the entire family.

Fishing: Miles of river to fish for German Browns, Rainbow Trout, or Mountain Pike. Fishing is good all year, but most excellent in May and June when the water is cooler.

Rock Collecting: There are miles of unexplored canyon where you may find quartz crystals, jade, jasper, river rubies, arrowheads, etc.

Hiking: Enjoy the beautiful trails leading down the Mokulumne River.