Each February-April about 2500 glass floats are “hidden” on the beaches of Gold Beach for their visitors to find. The floats are hidden weekly and placed above the high surf line on the beach from just south of Kissing Rock wayside to a little north of the of the north 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 the Gold Beach 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 Gold Beach’s great local restaurants.
The week of Valentine’s Day is special for glass float hunting. Red colored floats are hidden 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!
This is a great event for all but for everyone to have fun they ask that folks be fair and that each person take just one found float. 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 Gold Beach Visitor Center to register for the 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 and be entered in the special retailers monthly prize drawing.
*One glass float per receipt. One entry per month in the monthly prize drawing.
For more information, please call the Gold Beach Visitor Center at (800) 525-2334 or click here to visit their website.