Arkansas State Parks
Murfreesboro, Arkansas is home to the world’s only diamond-bearing site open to public, where you can prospect in the dirt for and keep gems you find. Diamond Discovery Center provides people with a helpful introduction to diamond searching, equipment rentals, exhibit gallery. Diamond Springs Water Park is another great attraction at the park and makes a perfect place to cool off. The park also offers camping, picnic sites, trails, a wildlife observation blind and a cool gift shop. Make plans to visit this exciting place to enjoy the outdoors, learn about geology and search the soil for valuable minerals.
James "Caleb" Howell, Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Crater of Diamonds State Park
47 RV/Tent with W/E/S, 5 Tent with no hookups
From North Washington Ave. in downtown Murfreesboro, go 2 miles southeast on Hwy. 301.
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.
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 Water Park is open seasonally.