White Mountain National Forest
Gold Panning on the White Mountain National Forest
Gold is associated with a wide variety of rock types (granitic and volcanic rocks in particular) and sediment types (stream gravels and stratified glacial material). So
every district has the potential for recreational panning to occur.
Gold panning on the White Mountain National Forest is a recreational activity that occurs mainly on the Pemigewasset and Ammonoosuc Ranger districts.
There is a history of gold recovery in the Ammonoosuc River, Tunnel Brook, Little
Ammonoosuc River, Baker River, Wild Ammonoosuc River, plus other drainages on the west side.