The Diamond Search Field is open & tickets are required.

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There are 1,500 tickets daily to access the diamond search field. They do sell out, so please plan ahead. There are other restrictions during this health emergency. Get all the details on our digging for diamonds page.

You can find the latest COVID-19 updates from Arkansas State Parks on our detailed response page. If you have questions please email the park directly at [email protected].

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Crater of Diamonds State Park

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Diamond Springs Water Park at Crater of Diamonds State Park...
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What to know

One of the ways to manage the number of people in the search field will be to limit admission to 1,500 people per day. Tickets can be purchased online, and those ticket holders will have more direct access to the mine area.

Get tickets:

Walk-up tickets can be purchased in the Visitor Center, where maximum occupancy will be limited to 15 persons.

The statewide health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will require that the following rules be followed:

  • No diamond-mining tool rentals at this time.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for guests in the Visitor Center.
  • Face coverings will be required for all persons present in the following park facilities:
    • Visitor Center
    • Diamond Discovery Center
    • North & South Sluice Pavilions
    • All 4 Sun Shelters
  • Children under the age of 10 are not required to wear face coverings
  • To keep a safe distance in the search field, guests/associated groups will be asked to keep a 12-foot distance between other guests/associated groups, unless they are wearing face coverings.
  • Diamond Mine hours: 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Visitor Center hours: 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walking trails, picnic areas and RV camping at the park will still be open to all visitors. 

One of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source, Crater of Diamonds is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings people from all over the world to Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Visitors to the park search a 37-acre field, the eroded surface of a volcanic crater, for variety of rocks, minerals, and gemstones – and any rock or mineral you find is yours to keep. You may bring your own mining equipment to search with (no battery-operated or motor driven mining tools allowed), or rent tools from the park.

Your diamond search begins here , where you can prepare for your visit by learning about diamonds and how to search for them. At the park's visitor center, you can view real, uncut diamonds and interact with exhibits illustrating the area's unique history and geology. At the Diamond Discovery Center, you can learn more about rocks and minerals found at the park and how to search for diamonds using various techniques. Diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow: the three colors found here at the park are white, brown, and yellow. Amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, quartz, and other rocks and minerals naturally occur here. Park staff provide complimentary identification or rocks and minerals found at the park, as well as diamond mining demonstrations and other interpretive programs.

More than 33,100 diamonds have been found by park visitors since the Crater of Diamonds became an Arkansas state park in 1972. Notable diamonds found at the Crater include the 40.23-carat Uncle Sam, the largest diamond ever unearthed in the U.S.; the 16.37-carat Amarillo Starlight; the 15.33-carat Star of Arkansas; and the 8.52-carat Esperanza.

Other amenities include walking trails, picnic sites, 47 Class AAA campsites (50 Amp/30 Amp/Water/Sewer), 5 walk-in tent sites, a gift shop, Kimberlite Cafe (seasonal), and Diamond Springs Water Park (seasonal), which is a great place to cool off after a summer day of digging for diamonds.

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Meeting Rooms

Diamond Discovery Center Meeting Room
For reservations and more information, please contact the park at 870-285-3113 or [email protected]
Per Use: $65.00

Contact park for availability.

Restrooms, Enclosed Pavilion, Climate Controlled

Enclosed Climate Controlled Pavilion
For reservations and more information, please contact the park at 870-285-3113 or [email protected]
Per Day: $95.00

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Diamond Springs Water Park
The Diamond Springs Water Park is a family experience with trained lifeguards on duty. A great place to cool off after a hot day of searching for diamonds. Open seasonally (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day).
Persons 42 inches in height and up: $10.00
Persons under 42 inches in height: $6.00
Chaperone (non-water admission): $2.00
20 Admissions Pass: $170.00

Contact park for availability.

209 State Park Rd
Murfreesboro, AR 71958
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