AR-Crater of Diamonds State Park

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  1. McCullah

    McCullah New Member

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    Very well shaded campground. The travel channel special has really created a big interest in this park. Cost to camp $17.00 per night, cost to dig $6.50 per adult, there is a children's water park/pool area that costs a couple of dollars. Enjoyable experience though we did not find a diamond--there were 5 found while we were there. BRING SUN SCREEN--you dig out in an open field and it gets warm fast---best time is right after they have turned the field or a rain.
    http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/

    Mike and Sheri
    '06 Dodge Mega Cab
    2007 Palomino Yearling 4102
    (look for the Arkansas Razoraback Tacky Lights--HaHa)
    nights camped 2007 so far 3 --

    Edited by - McCullah on May 30 2007 10:59:36
     
  2. SuprDadOf3

    SuprDadOf3 New Member

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    This is one park that I really want to take the kids to. Unfortunately it will have to wait until atleast next year, too many trips planned for the year (not that that's a problem)!

    -Stan

    DW-Dorothy
    DH-Stan
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  3. fergusonman

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    Been there, Done that...dug all day long and all we got was dirty and sunburnt.....but we had a great time there.

    '03 Coachmen Clipper 128 sport plus
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  4. Indy

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    I'll second the reviews, although the prices have gone up a tad. ($7 a day for digging and I believe the site rates are up a bit too - can't recall). The bathrooms & showers were newish and clean - very nice compared to Texas State Park ammenties I'm used to. Loved the on-site laundry. Staff were nice as can be. Large wooded sites with level parking - we were in site 017 and loved it.

    Had no luck digging for diamonds in the sun, but the experience was great. Very dog friendly- they even let you take your dogs out to the dig site. I have 2 dogs that love to dig up my back yard and I thought I'd put them to work digging a hole, but naturally they had other plans. It's hot out there digging - be smart and set up an umbrella for shade.

    Remember me and my helpful review when you find the big one! [:D]
     
  5. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    Thank you all for the reviews, I can't wait to go there!!! I've finally got a camper and can now take some of those trips I've always wanted to do. Thanks to campers like you guys, I know more or less what to expect.

    [PU] [TV] [:D]
     
  6. greginhouston

    greginhouston New Member

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    Got a trip planned here for Spring break. Any recommendations of things to do besides digging? We're hoping that it gets warmer in the next week or so
     
  7. Indy

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    It's about an hour drive to Hot Springs National Park, so we drove up there for a day trip and saw the sights. Another day we drove the Talimena Scenic Byway to see the sights there.
     

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