Monday-Friday7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Jefferson County Open Space allows recreational gold prospecting in Clear Creek only; from mm 270.5 west to the county line (approximately mile marker 260.5). Prospecting activities are prohibited in all other Jefferson County Open Space locations.
Digging into or
destruction of stable shoreline, banks or existing vegetation is not permitted.
Prospecting activities are permitted within in the normal, disturbed stream
channel. Keeping one foot in the water is a step in the right direction.
All prospecting holes
must be filled in before leaving site. Dredges and equipment may not be left
No prospecting within
100 feet of any structure including bridges, steps and stream channel
All prospectors must
adhere to all Jefferson County Open Space rules and regulations. Report active
violations to Jeffco Sheriff’s non-emergency number: 303-271-0211
C.6. Destruction of Natural/Cultural Resources: It shall be unlawful
to deface, damage, or in any other way vandalize any vegetation, rock, or any
object of archaeological, biological, geological, or historical interest on
Open Space lands. Fine: $125.00
C.7. Collection of
Natural Resources: It
shall be unlawful to take, collect, gather, or possess any animal, vegetation,
rock, wood or any other object on Open Space lands.Fine: $100.00
Destruction of Wildlife Habitat: It shall be unlawful for any person, or any
pet under their custody, control, or ownership, to alter, damage, destroy,
remove or in any other way vandalize wildlife habitat features on Open Space
lands, including but not limited to, animal dens, burrows, dwellings, or nests.
shall be unlawful to leave any personal property unattended on Open Space lands
in excess of 24 hours unless authorized. Fine: $50.00
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