Places near overhangs, rivers, lakes, and springs are the best places to find arrowheads. I have had the most luck finding arrowheads reasonably near rather than in or right beside rivers. A camp would have been set up near a river but on high ground, away from potential flooding.
Is finding arrowheads illegal?
All artifacts found on public lands are protected by state and federal laws*. It is illegal and unethical to collect artifacts on public lands. Artifacts include anything made or used by humans including arrowheads and flakes, pottery, basketry, rock art, bottles, coins, metal pieces, and even old cans.
Can you find arrowheads in your yard?
Among the many Native American tribes, arrowheads were made of flint, obsidian or chert. They tend to last longer compared to bone or antler so youll most likely find some in your backyard or in areas where Native Americans once set camp.
What to look for when searching for arrowheads?
Walk creeks and look for unnatural colored rocks and shapes. In some cases, natives used non-local stone like obsidian, which makes the points stand out. Flowing water sifts gravel into different sizes along gravel bars. Look for points in gravel bars where rocks are similar in size to the points youre hoping to find.