Crater of Diamonds State Park is a 911-acre (369 ha) Arkansas state park in Pike County, Arkansas, in the United States. The park features a 37.5-acre (15.2 ha) plowed field, the world's only diamond-bearing site accessible to the public. Diamonds have continuously been discovered in the field since 1906, including the Strawn-Wagner Diamond. The site became a state park in 1972 after the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism purchased the site from the Arkansas Diamond Company and Ozark Diamond Mines Corporation, who had operated the site as a tourist attraction previously.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park by using our Murfreesboro trip planner.
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Everyone was friendly and eager to help. If you forget or traveling everthing you need for you search for diamonds can be rented. Great time.
Everyone was friendly and eager to help. If you forget or traveling everthing you need for you search for diamonds can be rented. Great time. more »
We have been wanted to do this trip for a while and we were not disappointed at all, great fun for us all we loved it Even though we did not find any diamonds we did create memories for life. As we..... more
We have been wanted to do this trip for a while and we were not disappointed at all, great fun for us all we loved it Even though we did not find any diamonds we did create memories for life. As we..... more »
We stayed at the campground for a couple of nights. Have to say this is one of the best state campgrounds we have been to. The camper pads were level, full hookups at the site and we're located where they should be. The campsite was well maintained and clean. The barrier-free trail down to the river was a nice touch. Took a casual stroll down that each morning while sipping coffee. I would definitely recommend this campground.
We had a great time. We were incredibly sore after sitting in the rocks and dirt all day, which we expected. Very physically taxing. That being said, we had fun! It is a lot of work digging and sifting, but fun finding things. We didn't have a lot of luck, we found some small quartz pieces, jasper and lots of random other minerals and rocks. Make sure you bring a lot of water, and sunblock even if you think you won't need it! Use it anyway. The Arkansas heat was dry, temperatures about 70 in mid April. Clean facilities, nice employees. They do have a very limited snack/drink selection in the welcome center so bring stuff with you if you want it! Overall, it was a nice experience.
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