Keith Hodges

Owner and Manager of Packwood Prospecting & Mining Supplies, LLC.

Keith became interested in prospecting in the early 1980's when he and his father operated a claim in Yukon Territory. As he and his wife, Shawna, started adding to their family, big-time prospecting sort of went out the window. Now, nearing retirement age, the Gold Bug is back! 


Welcome to Packwood, WA

An historic logging town along the Highway 12 Scenic Byway.


Shawna Hodges

 Shawna keeps the paper, inventory, and website in order. She likes working with Keith all day and making sure he gets a healthy lunch. :)

Hours and Directions:

Our Packwood store is open seasonally, May through September, 10-5, Thurs-Sun.  Closed 4th of July. The store phone is 360-494-0503. During the off-season, please call Keith at 360-742-4490 to place an order or make an appointment. For metal detectors, solar chargers, and pellet heaters, please visit our warehouse at 8500 Old Hwy 99 SE, in Tumwater (open year-round).

Our store address is 12870 US Hwy 12, Randle, WA 98377. 

From I-5, travel approximately 65 miles east on US Highway 12. We're on the right, just past the lumber mill and next to the Tatoosh Motel.

From Eastern WA, travel approximately 55 miles west on US Highway 12. We're on the left, next to the Tatoosh Motel. 

Want to save on gas or shipping? We get around (Western WA), and will let you know if we're going to be in your area so we can meet up for delivery. We also have a pick-up location in Tumwater.