February through April is Treasure Hunting Season in Gold Beach! Each year thousands of colorful glass floats are “hidden” on the beach for visitors to find. Every week the floats are placed above the high surf line on the beach from just south of Kissing Rock wayside to a little north of the Rogue River north jetty (approximately 3 miles of beach). During the week of Valentine’s Day, only red floats are put out. Visitors who find a glass float get to keep it, plus they also get to enter a monthly drawing at the Gold Beach Visitor Center. One lucky winner is chosen each month for a vacation package valued at over $300.
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 and be entered in the special retailers’ monthly prize drawing.