World’s only diamond-bearing site open to public, where you can prospect for and keep gems you find. Diamond Discovery Center provides introduction to diamond searching, equipment rentals, exhibit gallery. Diamond Springs Aquatic Playground, camping, picnic sites, trail, wildlife observation blind and gift shop.
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!!!