Civil War battle sites prohibit metal detecting. However, the many skirmishes in Alabama took place outside recognized battle sites. There are many places where engagements took place on what is now private property and there is good potential for finds virtually anywhere that you go in Alabama simply because of the history in the state. […]
The state owns all abandoned shipwrecks, remains of shipwrecks, all underwater archeological treasures, artifacts, treasure troves, and other cultural articles and materials regardless of association with any shipwreck on its submerged lands.
I found my first buried treasure when I was eight years old. It was in the surf at Dauphin Island, Alabama and although I could not see it with my eyes, my feet followed the outline of a rectangular object while my mind showed me a treasure chest full of gold and jewels.
Explore Alabama: Metal Detecting in Alabama -The information posted here is based on personal experiences and research of the author(s). The author(s) suggest that the reader check with local authorities before beginning a dig where there is any question regarding ownership of the site, ordinances or special restrictions regarding metal detecting or digging on public land, or removal or sale of archaeological finds.
Explore Alabama: Places to Metal Detect in Alabama. X Marks The Spot in Alabama – Research is the key to successful treasure hunting.
Alabama Metal Detecting Laws Code of Alabama Title 41 – State Government Chapter 3 – Aboriginal Mounds, Earthworks and other Antiquities Section 41-3-1 Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Alabama may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the […]
Metal Detecting Federal Laws The Antiquities Act of 1906 was written before metal detectors existed; however, the law still exists and states that it is illegal to “appropriate, excavate, injure or destroy any historic or prehistoric ruin or monument, or any object of antiquity situated on lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States. […]
Army Corps of Engineers Metal Detecting Regulations CHAPTER III–CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY § 327.14 Public property. (a) Destruction, injury, defacement, removal or any alteration of public property including, but not limited to, developed facilities, natural formations, mineral deposits, historical and archaeological features, paleontological resources, boundary monumentation or markers and vegetative growth, is […]
Bureau of Reclamation Lands and Water Ways Law: Section 423.29 Natural and Cultural Resources (f) You must not possess a metal detector or other geophysical discovery device, or use a metal detector or other geophysical discovery techniques to locate or recover subsurface objects or features, except: (1) When transporting, but not using a metal detector […]
Metal Detecting In Alabama State Parks It shall be unlawful for any person to use any metal detection device in any State Park for the purpose of finding and removing, from said park, any items that are not his/her personal possessions without permission from the Park Manager. Many state parks do allow metal detecting on […]
MINERAL, ROCK COLLECTING AND METAL DETECTING ON THE NATIONAL FORESTS It is Forest Service policy that the recreational use of metal detectors and the collection of rocks and mineral samples are allowed on the National Forests. Generally, most of the National Forests are open to recreational mineral and rock collecting, gold panning and prospecting using […]
Dauphin Island Alabama Metal Detecting I found my first buried treasure when I was eight years old. It was in the surf at Dauphin Island, Alabama and although I could not see it with my eyes, my feet followed the outline of a rectangular object while my mind showed me a treasure chest full of […]
Gantts Quarry, in Talladega County, was incorporated in 1910 after the discovery of white marble by Dr. Edward Gantt in 1830.
It is illegal to metal detect in any National Park, National Recreational Area or at a National Monument. No metal detecting allowed in any of these National properties in Alabama .
Please note that bikes should stick to trail sections marked with red blazes (aka The Red Trail). Fines are available from any park ranger for being caught on any other trail with a bike (whether you are riding or not!)
Bullseye Archery in Talladega Alabama 2026 Ashland Highway Talladega Alabama 35160-5403 Talladega County Alabama Phone: (256) 362-7793
Paul M. Grist State Park Paul M. Grist State Park, in Selma Alabama, is 100 acre lake on 1,000 acres of tranquility describes Paul M Grist State Park. Located in Selma Alabama, Dallas County Alabama, the park welcomes visitors with camping, picnicking, swimming and boating and has 5 star reviews from campers, horse back […]
Funzone Miniature Golf Course 1635 Main Ave Sw Cullman, AL 35055-5230 P: (256) 735-0704 www.funzonecullman.com Located in Cullman just off I-65, FUNZONE is more than just family fun, it’s an entertainment mecca offering entertainment options for the whole family. Whether you’re 2 years old or 82 years old, we’ve got something for everyone.
The lower falls of Caney Creek in the Bankhead National Forest, which covers nearly 200,000 acres in Lawrence, Franklin, and Winston counties. The forest was established in 1918 and renamed in honor of U.S. Representative William B. Bankhead in 1942.
Lakepoint State Park is a 1,220 acre park located on Lake Eufala, on Highway 431, seven miles north of Eufaula Alabama.
Visiting Forrest Gump Bayou La Batre Alabama Bayou La Batre is mesmerizing. As soon as you arrive at the first traffic light (one of two) at Highway 188 and Padgett Switch Road, it’s not hard to let yourself reminisce about days and places long gone. Speed limit signs in Bayou La Batre need to be replaced […]