Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

Murfreesboro, Arkansas



Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Phone: (870) 285-3113

Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $40 4/2015

Latitude: 34.040565
Longitude: -93.675882

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

62 Reviews

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LLP1097

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This was one of the best state parks we have ever visited. The roads and sites had ample room to navigate our motorhome and each site came with an additional tent pad. Additionally, the sites are level with a picnic table, fire ring, lantern holder and BBQ grill which I notice many campgrounds are no longer including. There is plenty to do here with the biggest draw being digging for diamonds. This facility is top notch. You can rent or bring your own equipment and the staff is very helpful. On those hot days, they have a small water park for the kids and a food truck is available during season. A gorgeous paved trail takes you down by the Little Missouri river. The only drawback is do not plan on television or wifi unless you are using your cell as a mobile hotspot. We stayed in site 17 which had great access to walk up to dig for diamonds. If you are not toading, be careful as to your site number. If you get further out it will be a very long walk back to camp after a long day in the diamond field. We will be returning. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to review on their website how to find the diamonds and what you will need. You may want to bring some of your own gear.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved roads and parking pad. Site #18 is a long back-in site. Close to the visitor's center and the Crater to search for diamonds. A unique experience that was worth the trip. The campground was very full, so make reservations to ensure you get a site. Our Verizon air card worked well. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

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Modela2007

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Large sites. Lots of trees and shade. We were able to get satellite. Sites have gravel out the front door of the RV. It had rained so ours was a mud hole. They could not move us. They did add a little gravel to the worst spot. The walking trail was nice. We saw deer. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Michael47

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the best park if you are staying in this area. We had a little trouble finding a site for our 40' even though we had made a reservation well in advance. We had to park our tow almost on top of the picnic table after forcing our coach on a 40' pad. It worked out okay. The park roads are paved as are the sites. Water and 50 amps were good. Lots of trees so bring a good book. I gave the park a 9 because I always take a point away for not recycling. We will stay here again. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

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standoris

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent park - one of the best. We don't travel with children so we can't comment on children's amenities. The sites are spacious and well spaced, and there are many trees affording privacy and shade. We stayed here while visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park. In fact, the office for the campground is located inside the Crater of Diamonds park visitors center. You can walk to the state park from the campground if you want, but we drove. You get pretty tired after a hard day of finding diamonds and a ride back to the camper feels good! A caution - this park fills up quickly so make reservations well in advance. Campers who pulled in after we did were turned away because they had no reservations and the campground was fully booked. Our back-in site was reasonably level (even though the park is in the Arkansas hills) and had a picnic table, grill and a fire pit. The picnic table was located on a concrete pad. Checkout time was 3 PM which was also nice. Our only negative comment - the beautiful, plentiful trees make satellite reception all but impossible and the campground does not have cable. So, turn off the TV and enjoy this beautiful area. We stayed at site 14. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Josh H

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campground! The staff was great. The park was clean and well laid out. We stayed two nights in December and had about 5 other campers in the park. Very quiet. Mining for diamonds is messy work, so bring clothes and shoes you don't mind getting VERY dirty. We would absolutely return. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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bill1443

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older park in the woods that has been recently renovated with new roads and sites. Huge, long site and good hook-ups. The best part is that it is a short walk to the diamond crater to look for your fortune! We sifted dirt for two days and did not find any diamonds, but the lady next to us found a 1/2 carat yellow diamond. My wife and I have the bug and will return to this beautiful RV park. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

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xarmoreddriver

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park rebuilt about 4 years ago. All asphalt sites with full hook-ups and sewer, too. Most sites will fit most average rigs. If over 60 feet, call to check as there are sites that will fit you. We had #33 and we are 65 foot. Good hook up locations and site has picnic table, fire ring, grill, and lantern post. Minuses are narrow interior roads and rough road from court house square 2 miles to park entrance. We would come back some time. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Ed T

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Arkansas State park campground, but ranks up there with almost any privately owned park. All sites are paved and easy to access. Full hook-ups with 50 amp sites are available. Great place to visit, we will stay here again. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

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Matt_C

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very well run state campground. It is possibly the quietest campground I have stayed at. The sites are paved and shady. Some may be a little difficult for a big unit to get in, but the staff can pick them to fit and they did their best. If there was Wi-Fi, I didn’t see it (I did look), but there is good 4G. The site included a table, cooking grill, fire ring with grate and a nice tent flat. Digging for diamonds will cost an extra 7$. It can be hot out there in the digging area. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

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JimHugh

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Planned for only 3 nights, added another because this place is BEAUTIFUL. Nicest modern campground I've see. Paved roads, paved level sites, easy back in, plenty of space between sites. Extremely friendly staff. Will be back. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RLM

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

As state parks go, this is one of the nicer ones. However, if one takes the park staff’s recommendation to do Hwy 26 from I-30 then know that it is 30 plus miles of miserable driving. I have been on better chuck wagon trails. Check in was efficient and they offer a discount for seniors. The interior roads, as well as all sites, are paved and big rig friendly. The space between sites would please most everyone. The entire park is full of trees that provide nice shade, but that does not present any issues with getting into a back-in. It does prevent easy satellite signal reception. I suspect that would be impossible on most all of the sites. There are paved hiking trails throughout the park. Verizon cell coverage was good. Site voltage was low during a time when the park was only a third full, but I was still able to run my two A/C units. Wi-Fi signal was three bars in the middle of the park. No drop outs during a two day stay. Each nice, level site has a picnic table on a concrete pad, a separate tent pad, and fire ring. Some have a charcoal BBQ stand. Bathhouses were modern and clean. The laundry facility is pay for use at about a buck per machine. Personal preference for the nicest sites would be 36-40, because they are more private. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

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The Happy Traveler

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy to find and well marked from downtown Murfreesboro. I must admit, in 35 years of driving, I never saw a road swing left around a courthouse in the town square, causing drivers to turn left across traffic. Be careful on the town square. Now, the park. Beautiful park, catering to and charging tourists to the max. Fee very high for camping for the area, but the sites were newly remodeled and in perfect condition. Numerous walk-in tent sites looked nice. DTV was limited to three PBS channels, and they were inconsistently received by our batwing. CSpire phone service was 3 bar 3G at all times. Bathhouse spotless, brand new. Good bicycling, but nothing of great distance. Kids had a nice playground and appeared to have a blast. Numerous hiking trails. Diamond hunting fee is $7 for the day. Truly a gimmick. Needle in a hay barn odds. You'd have better odds on slot machines, but the rock hound in you will be satisfied. Pool was $6, but was only opened from Noon to 6pm. What is it about Arkansas State Parks and swimming pool rules? Visitor center was top notch, and designed to make money. Nice park, but once you've been, experienced rock hounds know of better locations to collect at road cuts. Also, there is virtually nothing to do in Murfreesboro other than a nice putt putt golf, it is not a tourist town when compared to other mining places like Dahlonega, Georgia. We won't visit again. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Brian & Corky

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice place at the only open to the public diamond mine in the US. We enjoyed our stay. The amount per day is as best as I can remember. Very large sites, each with a separate tent spot and table. All sites are well maintained. If you are in the area, also go to the Indian Village near town. It is both educational and fun. You can look for arrowheads, which I did find two. We would stay here again and might even try diamond mining again. We may get lucky next time, no diamonds this time. Oh well. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

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WapitiRocket

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest parks we have ever stayed at and we have been to a bunch. It looks like it had been renovated or newly built this season. Overall the park was clean, the pads were level and the picnic area and tent pads were very nicely built. We did have limited hot water in the showers but it appeared that maybe they were using solar panels to help with this and it was overcast much of our visit. We would definitely recommend this park. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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