Crater of Diamonds State Park

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Address: /td> 209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro, AR, 71958
Phone Number: (870) 285-3113
Website: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Latitude   34.040633    
Longitude   -93.6764    
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Site Quantity: 59 Pad Type:
Price: Under $20 Quality:
Electric 50 Amp Water Sewer
Big Rig Access Tents Allowed Pull-thrus Group Area
Handicap Access Waterfront Access Telephone Cable TV
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A green check-mark signifies service is available
Store Laundry Pool Hot Tub
Pet Friendly 55+ Park Game Room Playground
Cabins Dump Station LP Gas Wi-Fi
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Crater of Diamonds State Park Details

Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, stands out as a unique geological "gem" for you to explore and enjoy.

Here, you are invited to prospect in Crater of Diamonds State Park search area, a 37 1/2-acre plowed field that is the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic pipe that 95 million years ago, brought to the surface the diamonds and some of the semi-precious stones lucky visitors find here today.

Diamonds of all colors of the rainbow can be found here at Crater of Diamonds State Park, but the three most common colors unearthed by park visitors are white, brown and yellow. Crater of Diamonds State Park is a rockhound's delight since, along with diamonds, more than 40 types of rocks and minerals can found here, too. These rocks and minerals include lamproite, amethyst, banded agate, jasper, peridot, garnet, quartz, calcite, barite, and hematite.

Within the park boundary, many remnants of old mining ventures remain, including the Mine Shaft Building, the Guard House, mining plant foundations, old mining equipment and smaller artifacts. Nowhere else is North American diamond mining history as evident or as well preserved as here.

Along with the diamond search area, Crater of Diamonds State Park has hundreds of acres of natural forest featuring a diversity of flora and fauna and offering visitors interesting things to do. Arkansas's natural and cultural diversity -- the geology, history, plants and animals -- makes Crater of Diamonds State Park a unique Arkansas attraction unlike any other in the world. You are invited to visit this one-of-a-kind attraction and experience the thrill of digging for diamonds in the rough. Our park staff will identify your finds for you. And unlike other diamond mines, our park has a policy of "finders keepers." Any diamonds, semi-precious stones, rocks or minerals you unearth are yours to keep, regardless of their value.

  • 59 sites, 0 PullThru's, 30' wide, 55' long, 30 amps

Recreation near Crater of Diamonds State Park

  • Caddo River: Beginning at southwestern Montgomery County, this scenic river flows across the Ouachitas until it broadens into DeGray Lake. Swimming, fishing, boating, picknicking, camping.
  • Little Missouri Falls: Cascading waterfalls, day-use picnic area, hiking trail, overlook area, swimming, grills.
  • Bear Creek Cycle Trail: 31 mile trail, classified as cross country with moderate difficulty, winds along the lake shore, up and down wooded hills and crosses streams and various roadways; riders experience rocky uphills and downhills, tight areas through the trees, and mud.
  • Hawkins Variety Store: Old-fashioned variety store that's been in business since 1943; housed in an historic 1909 building; features old-time candy, housewares, toys; diamond hunting supplies, Arkansas jams, jellies, and honey; furniture, sewing notions and fabric; school and office supplies, body care products.
  • Lake Greeson: A 7,260-acre Corps of Engineers impoundment known for its bass, striped bass, catfish, blue gill and crappie fishing. Several Corps recreation areas are located around the lake, as is a state park. Popular for skiing, boating, diving; 31-mile ATV trail.

Directions to Crater of Diamonds State Park

From Little Rock - Travel west on I-30 approximately 56 miles and take exit #73 at Arkadelphia, then go west on Ark. 51 for 6 miles and then follow Ark. 26 for approximately 34 miles to Murfreesboro. From downtown Murfreesboro, take Ark. 301 and go 2 1/2 miles southwest to the park.

From Louisiana - From the Shreveport Bossier City area, take Louisiana Highway 3 north to the Arkansas state line. As you enter Arkansas, this highway becomes Ark. 29. Travel Ark. 29 north for 23 miles to Hope. Take US 278 north and go 27 miles to Nashville. From Nashville, take Ark. 27 north and go 13 miles to Murfreesboro. At Murfreesboro, take Ark. 301 and go southwest approximately 2 1/2 miles to the park.

From Texarkana - Go east on I-30 for 30 miles and take Exit #30 at Hope. Take US 278 north and go 27 miles to Nashville. From Nashville, take Ark. 27 north and go 13 miles to Murfreesboro. At Murfreesboro, take Ark. 301 and go southeast approximately 2 1/2 miles to the park.

 

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