Digging for Diamonds

Crater of Diamonds State Park
Crater of Diamonds State Park

Finders, Keepers 

Diamonds of all shapes and colors can be found at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Take the adventure of hunting for real diamonds. Search over a 37.5-acre plowed field that is the world's eighth largest diamond-bearing volcanic crater. Hey, if you find a diamond, it is yours to keep.

Begin your visit at the visitor center to view diamonds in the rough and explore interactive exhibits that will explain why diamonds are present here in Arkansas. Stop by the Diamond Discover Center after to give you tips and show you various ways to search for diamonds and identifying the rough diamonds. Mining tools are available for you to rent here.

Diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow. The three colors found here at the park are white, brown, and yellow, in that order. Park staff at the Diamond Discovery Center provide free identification and certification of diamonds found here. Amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, quartz, and more rocks and minerals may also be found at the Crater of Diamonds, making the park a rock hound's paradise. Check out some of our famous finds.

The park also includes 47 Class AAA campsites and five walk-in tent sites with free Wi-Fi, an enclosed pavilion with air-conditioning and heating, picnic sites, restaurant, gift shop, trails, laundry, and the Diamond Springs Water Park, a play pool for visitors of all ages.

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