Welcome to information about Crator of Diamonds State Park

Diamond John's is located 1.6 miles from the entrance to Crater of Diamonds State Park. Being so close makes us a perfect location to stay the night and dig for diamonds the next day.

Arkansas, The Natural State, is blessed with an abundance of geological wonders. Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, stands out as a unique geological "gem" for you to explore and enjoy.

Here, you are invited to prospect in the park's diamond search area, a 37 1/2-acre plowed field that is the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic pipe that 95 million years ago, brought to the surface the diamonds and some of the semi-precious stones lucky visitors find here today.

Diamonds of all colors of the rainbow can be found here at Crater of Diamonds, but the three most common colors unearthed by park visitors are white, brown and yellow. Crater of Diamonds State Park is a rockhound's delight since, along with diamonds, more than 40 types of rocks and minerals can found here, too. These rocks and minerals include lamproite, amethyst, banded agate, jasper, peridot, garnet, quartz, calcite, barite, and hematite.

In 1906, John Huddleston, the local farmer who owned this property then, found the first diamonds near Murfreesboro, Arkansas, and started the diamond mining rush. According to the history of Crater of Diamonds State Park, after a series of ill-fated diamond mining ventures, followed by tourist attractions, the diamond mine site became an Arkansas state park in 1972.

Within the park boundary, many remnants of old mining ventures remain, including the Mine Shaft Building, the Guard House, mining plant foundations, old mining equipment and smaller artifacts. Nowhere else is North American diamond mining history as evident or as well preserved as here.

Along with the diamond search area, the park has hundreds of acres of natural forest featuring a diversity of flora and fauna and offering visitors interesting things to do. Arkansas's natural and cultural diversity -- the geology, history, plants and animals -- makes Crater of Diamonds State Park a unique Arkansas attraction unlike any other in the world. You are invited to visit this one-of-a-kind attraction and experience the thrill of digging for diamonds in the rough. Our park staff will identify your finds for you. And unlike other diamond mines, our park has a policy of "finders keepers." Any diamonds, semi-precious stones, rocks or minerals you unearth are yours to keep, regardless of their value.

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Note: This is not a resort per se. This is country camping with unique amenities.

~ 72 hour cancellations notice for any refund.
~ 100% deposit in advance.
~ No refund for shortened stays.
~ Warning: Note: if you have issues with or allergies to any animals including but not limited to cats, dogs, geese, peacocks goats, chickens snakes, wasps bees mosquitoes, pollen ragweed, mould spores, poison ivy, dirt etc. please please choose a motel or hotel instaed. This is country camping which includes all the issues and smells of Nature. Also note teepees are canvas structures built on decks above ground and can smell damp before, after and during rains...please consider as you may want a cabin.And no there are no bathrooms inside a teepee. Hypochondriacs, whiners and people with phobias are discouraged from trying their luck at camping in teepees! Please take note of the warning above as there will be no refunds within three days of arrival as stated above.