Treasure Hunting at the Oregon coast
February begins Treasure Hunting Season in Gold Beach!
Each February-April thousands of glass floats are “hidden” on our beaches for our visitors to find treasure! The floats are hidden weekly by a team of volunteers and placed above the high surf line on the beach from just south of Kissing Rock wayside to the south Rogue River jetty (approximately 3 miles of beach). If you find a glass float you get to keep it plus you also get to enter a monthly drawing at our Visitor Center. One lucky winner is chosen each month for a vacation package valued at over $300 which includes a one-night stay in a local hotel, a pair of Jerry’s Rogue Jets tickets, and a dinner gift certificate at one of our great local restaurants.
The week of Valentine’s is special for glass float hunting. We hide red colored floats exclusively at this time. Make your Valentine’s Day special this year by planning a storm watching trip and red float treasure hunt with your sweetie. You could also win a return trip if you are the lucky February drawing winner.
HAVE FUN! BE FAIR!
Glass Float Treasure Hunting is great fun, but for everyone to enjoy themselves we ask that folks be fair — please take just one found float per person. If you find more than one, be fair and leave it for other visitors to find and enjoy the treasure hunt — or better yet, be part of the REAL fun and re-hide the float for someone else to discover.
Please bring your float into the Visitor Center to register for our monthly drawing — don’t worry, you get to keep the float!
Select local retailers also participate in the treasure hunting. Spend at least $25 in one of the stores and take your receipt* to the Visitor Center to receive a glass float of your choice and be entered in the special retailers monthly prize drawing.
*One glass float per receipt. One entry per month in the monthly prize drawing.