You are walking in a field in Arkansas diamond hunting and the sunlight reflects off an object on the ground. Is it a diamond? It could be if you are walking in the fields at Crater of Diamonds State Park.
Crater of Diamonds State Park Location
During our cross-country road trip in the summer of 2022, we had an opportunity to visit Crater of Diamonds State Park. It is located at 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958.
If you have been following our blog, you know we enjoy treasure hunting. Therefore we were excited to spend a few days playing in the dirt searching for diamonds.
Visit the website for current admission prices. A tip, the first day I purchased our tickets online. On the second day, I purchased our ticket onsite. The price was lower if you purchase onsite vs online.
Hunting for Stones
There are multiple ways to search for diamonds here.
First, you can simply walk up and down the fields and use your eyes to spot a diamond on the surface. This technique is good after the area has received rain and the diamonds are exposed. It had been raining before we arrived and used this technique.
Second, you can perform dry sieving. This is a good way when the grounds are dry and the soil will fall through and leave the diamonds. The field was very muddy from the recent rains, therefore we did not use this technic during our visit.
The third is to use the water system. We dug soil and put it in a bucket. Carried it over to the water station. Then used screens to wash off the soil and then sort through the stones.
Diamond Hunting Equipment
You can rent equipment from the park. Items include buckets, shovels, screens, and other equipment.
We brought a shovel and rented a bucket and screen.
I also recommend a hat, sunscreen, knee pads, and a chair to sit in when you take a break.
When we were at the water station, we would get to know our fellow gem hunters. People shared stories about how many times they had visited and if they had found a diamond before.
We met a couple that celebrates their wedding anniversary every year for the past 7 years here at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. The first time they visited they found a diamond and were hooked. They had not found any since then but they love spending time together.
This was our second visit to this park. We have not found any diamonds yet. I would go again if passing through the area.
If you are into finding stones check out the Quartz Crystals that can be found at Diamond Point Arizona. Check out the photo and information in our blog: https://foreversabbatical.com/diamond-point-arizona-quartz-crystals/
How would you like to find a diamond? In the field or in the store?
24 thoughts on “Diamond Hunting at Crater of Diamonds State Park ”
This is such a unique experience that I would like to do some day. Diamond hunting at Crater of Diamonds State Park sounds sounds like so much fun!
You will enjoy it. It is a great activity to be outside.
Diamond hunting sounds like fun. I love getting my hands dirty — LOL.
LOL, yes, your hands would get dirty and find beautiful diamonds.
Diamond Hunting at Crater of Diamonds State Park sounds (and looks!) like such a unique and fun adventure! I love learning about all of these great locations and things to do in different parts of the country. I would love to do this someday!
We like to spend 2 days there to explore the whole area. When you are planning your trip, plan for 2 days finding diamonds.
I’m a big fan of state parks. And Crater of Diamonds State Park is quite unique in that you can go diamond hunting.
Diamonds State Park is quite unique. We have not found anything else like it for diamonds.
Diamonds State Park sounds fun! And diamond hunting? Who knew!!
We were also excited when we first learned about the park. We researched rock hunting and this location came up.
I’ve heard of Crater of Diamonds State Park and have always wanted to go. I bet it’s so cool to actually find a diamond. I hope you find a diamond next time you visit!
We hope so too. I do enjoy playing in the dirt and having the hope of finding a diamond.
Hunting for diamonds sounds like an adventure! I would stop at this park for sure!
We suggest spending 2 days there. There is a lot of ground to cover. 🙂
I’ve always wanted to do this! We live about four hours away, but we haven’t made it yet. I’m ready to try my luck, though!
You live so close. Definitely take the drive and enjoy.
I’ve always wanted to hunt for diamonds at Crater Diamonds State Park! Somehow I’ve not yet made it by. Looks so fun.
Be sure to stop in on your next road trip.
I had no idea there were places to go diamond hunting. I would love to do this with my family!
You and your family would have a great time.
Diamond hunting at Crater Diamonds State Park is a great adventure. We hope that one day we can experience the excitement of diamond hunting.
I trust you will find beautiful diamonds on your adventure.
Diamond hunting seems like treasure hunting. Follow clues, find the treasure. Great adventure and experience.
I agree, Diamond hunting is like treasure hunting.
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