The Central Oregon Prospectors Association was founded in 2012 by a group of people dedicated to prospecting, treasure hunting, rock hounding, and metal detecting in Central Oregon. The association is a family oriented association with members that meet together in quarterly meetings.


We have association camp outs and outings during the warmer months of the year. We like to keep some outings that usually consist of Bar-B-Que’s, Picnics, Prospecting, Rock Hounding, etc…close to town so that all members are able to attend. The camp outs are usually a little further away.


We will have some very interesting speakers at our meetings who will talk about rock hounding, gold prospecting, water witching, cowboy history and much more. Speakers are found by anyone in the association and submitted to the association administrative members for approval. Once approved, the association administrative members will assign a meeting to have them speak on their topics.


We will also have some demonstrations and seminars about the equipment that we use in the field to improve the knowledge of the all members.

 We are a very social association and have a lot of family fun.   

COPA invites anyone to the association meetings or outings. Bring the entire family and come prepared to enjoy yourself.