Gold Country Caves, Caverns & Mines Overview
Gold Country mines, caves and caverns include deserted gold mines from the 49er era, secluded natural caverns and tunnels carved by water. Gold Country caves, caverns and mines are all uniquely interesting. Walk deep into the 16 to 1 Mine or view the 3-dimensional model of Empire Mine. Descend a towering spiral staircase or rappel into Moaning Cavern. Find the beautiful underground lakes at California Cavern. Gold panning and gemstone mining are available at several of these attractions. Most caves and mines hover around 60 degrees year round, making these underground attractions a great place to cool off on a warm summer day.
WARNING: Caves & mines can be dangerous and deadly. Please use caution and common sense when exploring caves. Don't enter caves without a light source and necessary safety equipment. Choose not to explore a cave if in doubt and stay alive.
WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME: Bat populations in the U.S. are suffering devastating losses due to White-Nose Syndrome. Learn about this disease before entering caves and see what you can do to prevent its spread.