Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Outings or Events and Conduct on Mining Claims made available by Colorado Gold Camp LLC

1. Parents or guardians must maintain parental control and responsibility for children at all times. This includes having visual sight of children at all times especially when near the water. Parents are advised to bring a first aid kit with them and to accompany children when exploring.

2. Dogs may not be taken on any CGC Outing or event. This is for the safety and protection of members as well as the animal.

3. Alcohol may not be consumed at any time during a CGC outing. When the outing has been officially concluded for the day, members may use their own discretion concerning the use of alcohol.

4. Smokers should use care when smoking cigarettes and cigarette butts should not be discarded on the ground. All cigarette butts are to be “packed out.”

5. CAMPFIRE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED. All state fire regulations must be followed (campfire permit, spark arrestors, etc.). Campfire permits must be obtained in person from the Forest Service. Permits are available at all Forest Service Offices and fire stations. No use of fireworks.

6. All litter and debris will be removed from the area before leaving the area. IF YOU PACK IT IN, THEN PACK IT OUT.

7. Human waste matter shall not be deposited on the ground or in pits. Members are asked to carry plastic bags or other containers for proper disposal.

8. Use of or brandishing of firearms at any CGC outing or event is strictly prohibited. Firearms must remained locked in the vehicle during the outing or event and may not be discharged at any time.

9. Always adhere to Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management rules and regulations when on public lands administered by these agencies. Obey any lawful instructions or directives given by representatives of these agencies at all times.

10. Members are to follow the direction or instructions given by CGC Officers or their representatives at any CGC Outing or event.

11. Members are to follow the rules and regulations listed above and to abide by the rules and regulations of every single individual site made available for member use. (These site specific rules are detailed in the mining guide).



General Conditions of Use for Mining Claims and Property made available by Colorado Gold Camp, LLC

Placer Activities

  • Streamside (riparian) vegetation shall not be damaged by operations.
  • Motorized vehicles are restricted to designated roads and parking areas and shall be kept at least 20 feet from the edge of the stream, and away from wet or muddy areas next to the stream, streamside vegetation, or wetlands.
  • On shore excavation locations shall be refilled upon completion of work. If the operator leaves the area for more than a two-day period, this work must be completed prior to departure.
  • All trash, debris, or other items that were brought to the area, shall be removed to an approved disposal site when work is completed.
  • Where necessary, Members are responsible for obtaining their own permits for placer activities.

Public Lands

  • Control erosion and water runoff.
  • Take measures to isolate, remove, or control toxic materials.
  • Reshape and re-vegetate disturbed areas where reasonable and practicable.
  • Rehabilitate fisheries and wildlife habitat where reasonable and practicable.
  • Maintain equipment, and other facilities in a safe and orderly manner.
  • Do not collect or disturb historic or archaeological resources or sites.
  • All operations are required to comply with applicable state or federal regulations pertaining to threatened and endangered species.
  • Unnecessary and undue degradation of public lands is not authorized.

Camping on Public Lands

  • You must not camp longer than 14 days in any 30 day period, at any one location, including any campground on public land.  After the 14 days have been reached, you must move at least 30 air miles away from the previously occupied location.
  • All campers are required at a minimum to carry and use a portable toilet and fire pan.
  • The camping regulations apply to individuals camping on public lands in undeveloped locations and for relatively short durations for recreational purposes.
  • Camping is authorized utilizing standard guidance applicable to public lands along the Arkansas River in cooperation with the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.
  • Camping is only allowed in designated camping areas.  Keep your camp clean, orderly and organized.  For a particular camp spot, it is your responsibility to clean it up-even if it was left a mess before you arrived.  Follow the leave no trace guidelines and pack out everything you pack in.
  • Do not build any new fire pits! Use only the existing fire pits.
  • No use of fireworks.
  • Streamside (riparian) vegetation shall not be damaged by operations.