Gold panning at McCloud Nature Park

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Junior prospectors are invited to McCloud Nature Park on Saturday, Sept. 1 where participants will pan for gold in Big Walnut Creek.

The event will from noon-3 p.m. and children are welcome to keep any gold they happen to find.

Participants are encouraged to bring water shoes, a lawn chair and a picnic lunch.

The park naturalist will guide children through high-banking, gold panning and sluicing along the banks of the creek.

Small children are required to have a personal flotation device.

Registration is required.

McCloud Nature Park is operated by Hendricks County Parks and Recreation and is located at 88518 N. Hughes Rd.

For more information and to register, call (317) 718-6188 or visit

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