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Keep the Diamonds You Find at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Every year over 600 diamonds are plucked from the ground at Crater of Diamonds State Park. The best part of all is that there is a “finders, keepers” policy. Why not take an adventure to try to find a free diamond?

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Each year thousands of people adventure to Crater of Diamonds State Park to try their luck at finding a diamond! A 37-acre field is scavenged daily in hopes to discover a precious gem!

Over the years 29,000 diamonds have been found. The largest one found on record was 40.23 carats in 1924 which was later called “Uncle Sam”.

Also at the park are camping facilities including a swimming pool and hiking trails through the Arkansas wilderness.

Violet Sky’s Visit

I was super excited to get out in the dirt and start my adventure for diamonds! After a little bit of sifting I found some little sparkly pebbles, but I soon realized they were just quartz. The nice part was that once you are all done digging you can go up to the desk and they will tell you what each item is you found.

I really would recommend wearing clothes, rain boots or tennis shoes you do not mind getting dirty. Also sunscreen is important! You can bring your own tools to dig or sift or they are available for rent for the day. Be sure to keep a pail or bag to store your finds.

How to Visit

Crater of Diamonds State Park is located in Murfreesboro at 209 State Park Road. Camping and other accommodations are available at Crater of Diamonds State Park. For the most current hours and admission please visit here.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

Violet Sky at Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Violet Sky at Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Violet Sky at Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Violet Sky at Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Sifting at Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)

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