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Crater of Diamonds State Park

Murfreesboro, Arkansas


209 State Park Rd
Murfreesboro, Arkansas 71958
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Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.04057
Longitude: -93.67588

Elevation: 350' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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88 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

The staff are so sweet and kind. The park is well maintained. It's pretty and the sites are mostly level with decent privacy. Just had a great feel. Wish we could have stayed longer. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This was absolutely the best state park we’ve ever stayed at! Very pretty and the site was great! Nice large patio with picnic table and a flat tent pad. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio, Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The short walk to the diamond field is definitely worth the experience. Closest town is Nashville, AR which is about 20 min away.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Check in was easy since we had been here before. For those who love their Wi-Fi, it worked very poorly. But it is a state park, you are lucky to get it. G Could get no channels on the tv and had one bar of Verizon. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Spacious sites - appears to be new with all of them having full hookups - Senior discount was 25% even if you live out of Arkansas. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Los Agaves Mexican restaurant in town is world class

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Full service site in the woods with paved, level pad and picnic table and fire ring. Staff very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. Enjoyed the paved trail to the river and the diamond hunting even tho we left empty handed! We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Food store, antiques stores, fuel and propane available in town.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Camping spots are nicely spaced and wooded. Area is beautiful. Trails are nice. Great for a family walk but probably too short for a serious trail hiker. Trail to the river is paved with benches along the way. The park was very clean and would definitely Camp here again. Wi-Fi worked okay. Had good Verizon signal. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We went and dug for diamonds at the crater. Our kids are 5 and 7 and lost interest in a large dirt field in the open sun pretty quickly. Can't blame them. Was kind of a neat experience but seemed overpriced for what it was. In the summer there looks to be a splash park for the kids. The park itself was lovely and would definitely Camp there again. But will probably skip mining for diamonds next time.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Spot 13 required very little work to level our trailer but the drop off from the trailer pad to the "sitting area" was very sudden and right at the steps of the trailer if you parked it to get the slide out safely extended. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 178
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed just one night in a full-hookup site and have stayed here numerous times. We had planned to stay for 3 nights, but had RV repair to do in Texarkana, which caused cancellation of the rest of our reservation. We were credited with a senior discount at check-in, and the manager refunded one of our days when I called to notify them of needing to cancel. The park is heavily treed and pretty. Access to the diamond field and waterpark area is walkable from the campground. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at the park four days two of which were spent prospecting for diamonds. Much hard work but no guaranteed reward for a fee of $10/day. However, the park is pleasant, the staff is friendly, an on-site restaurant/grill has good food at fair prices and for an extra $10 a pool/water park play area is welcome after a day in the sun. Lots of shops in town featuring geologic specimens and all manner of antiques but few restaurants or entertainment venues. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

June 2018 - $38.00/night.  What a beautiful park! We stayed seven nights in space 25.  It was more than long enough to accommodate our 40' coach and Jeep.  The pad was concrete and the lot was well shaded.  A picnic table, a tent pad, a grill, and a gravel and concrete patio area made it even more welcoming.  The trees and underbrush are thick.  While it is beautiful, it limits the amount of wind coming through.  It was perfectly still outside of our coach.  It was also very hot and humid.  The park has very nice facilities including bathrooms, laundry facilities, an amphitheater, a pavilion (actually a building with walls and a ceiling), an ADA accessible hiking trail, and work out equipment along the trail.   The diamond mine and water park are within a comfortable walking distance.  We didn't try out the water park, but it was pretty popular with other families.  We would stay here again! We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects average of 3 days with Senior Discount applied to nights 2 & 3. Normal site cost for full hookup is $34 per night. Sites vary in length so be sure your assigned site is long enough for your rig. Camp sites are paved and mostly level. Some sites have tent areas too. Roads are paved. Staff thought larger Motorhomes could not negotiate the turn by site 39 but we walked the road and did not see it as an issue. No OTA TV. Verizon signal 2 bars so usable but slow. Laundry had 3 washers and 4 dryers. Wash load cost not posted but appeared to be $1. Dryers were 25 cents for 6 minutes. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Diamond mine charge is $10 per day per adult. $5 for children under 12. You can bring your own tools, wagon, buckets, screens, etc or rent what you need/want there at the mine for a charge not elaborated on until you have already paid your entrance fee. The rental rates depend on what you rent rather than a flat charge. Nice 1.2 mile River trail very nice, half paved and half dirt trail. Also a trail from the diamond mine area but not accessible unless you have paid to get into the mine area. Nice wildlife viewing area with blind.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful spot in the trees with a picnic table, fire ring, lantern holder, and a tent area. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
loop b spot 9
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Of course you have to go dig for diamonds while you are here.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

No issues backing into the site. Unhooked and parked the truck sideways in front of the trailer. The site is mostly level. Site includes downset area with fire ring, table and 2 tent sites. The campground and bathhouse are very clean. Short walk to the diamond field visitor center over a gravel trail. Nice hiking/biking trail loop by the river with 2 fitness stations along the way. The trail is paved to the river and dirt the rest of the loop. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring a bucket, small shovel and stool for the diamond field. Check out the river trail.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We love Arkansas State Parks. The sites are on concrete with plenty of room to park your vehicle. Picnic table, fire ring & lantern hook area. Lots of room between sites. My only complaint is that they didn't clean our fire ring. But it rained the first night & the 2nd night we were to tired. So into Arkadelphia for shopping. Theres a little grocery store in town. Mine for diamonds was a blast. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 179
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed this campground so much that we stayed an additional night. We had to move to a new site for the added night, but we didn't care. The roads and campsites are paved. Both of our campsites were mostly level. They are full hook up. There are great woods and hiking trails around the campground. Out campsites were shaded. We loved hunting for diamonds. Be aware that most folks DO NOT find any diamonds, and those that are found are tiny. So, even though we left without a sparkler for my finger, we had a ton of fun looking. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12 and 9
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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