Daybreak Park is where I found my first gold “in the wild.” What a thrill!
Here’s a note from Outing Director Jerry Johns about this Saturday’s outing:
We have an outing this Saturday at Day Break Park. Access to this park is probably one of the easiest to maneuver within and the weather looks to be in our favor as well. The water is expected to be VERY cold though so dress accordingly with rubber boots or hip-waders and an extra pair of sox. I will be arriving at the park around 8am and will stay until noon’ish (give or take a hour or so). People are welcome to arrive and stay as long or short as they want to. You are responsible for your own food at this outing. Hot food will be provided at our chapter meeting on Sunday though. 🙂 There is no day use fees at this park the last time I checked.
Equipment: The type of equipment you can use at this park varies at different times of the year. For our outing you can use Pans, sluices and any battery operated equipment. Any motorized equipment is off-limits as is dredging this time of year. I recommend bringing along a small shovel as you will be digging in an area with lots of river rock. Pans, Sluices, snuffer bottles, buickets are all good options to have with you. I will make myself available during this time to help people set up their sluices and/or teach panning techniques to newer individuals. I have included directions below a link to the park website.
26401 NE Daybreak Road
Battleground, WA 98604
Directions from I-5: Head North on I-5 across the I-5 bridge. Stay on I-5 North until Exit 11 and take this exit onto WA-502 toward Battleground Washington. Stay on WA-502 for approximately 2.5 miles and turn left on NE 72nd. After a couple of miles (~2 miles) road will take a couple of quick right turns and change names to 259th and then finally NE 82nd Ave. It is another half mile or so to Daybreak Park. The park is on both sides of the road, we will be meeting and working on the right side of the Park.