Thirty-one Arkansas state parks provide campgrounds. Campsite choices range from primitive hike-in tent sites to those with water, electric and sewer hookups. Located throughout the state, the parks showcase the diversity of Arkansas’s geography and scenery. Campsites are available by reservation or on a first come basis. Reservations can be made in person and by telephone at each park, or booked online at www.ArkansasStateParks.com. A non-refundable reservation fee is required to confirm campsite reservation. A nightly fee is charged per site. It is necessary to register at the park visitor center before occupying a campsite. Pets are allowed in campgrounds but must remain on leash.
36 RV/Tent with W/E/S; 11 RV with W/E/S; 5 Walk-in Tent
Visitor Center with exhibits, Diamond Discovery Center with exhibits, interpretive programs, cafe (open seasonally), picnic sites, bathhouse with restrooms, hot showers, dump station, enclosed pavilion with air-conditioning, laundry, hiking trails, amphitheater, playground, wildlife observation blind. Diamond Springs aquatic playground is open seasonally.
Crater of Diamonds offers a one-of-a-kind park experience: the chance to find and keep real diamonds and other gems. A gem-hunting admission fee is charged. Mining tools can be rented or purchased at the Diamond Discovery Center. Park staff provide free identification and certification of diamonds.
My family have vistied a few times and planning to go again this weekend. We love the challenge of trying to find a diamond. The relaxed atmosphere, the camping, and the water park is all family friendly. A good vacation or even just a good day-trip.
I came here in the past and this time returned with my children. I wish we had had a full day, because it's so exciting to do. The park is clean, organized, and the staff are really nice. The water park is awesome. RV park is well laid out and modern, yet rustic. Great place to visit!!!