Gold Panning

Permits for recreational gold collection in various forms in limited areas with certain restrictions may now be obtained by contacting the Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationPermit Description:  General Permit for Recreational Prospecting, then click on Prospecting link for permit document.

See Fact Sheet - Gold Collecting on the Tellico Ranger District, Cherokee National Forest.


Gold Panning Areas

Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/cherokee/recreation/rocks-minerals/?recid=34864&actid=59