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Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

Murfreesboro, Arkansas



209 State Park Rd
Murfreesboro, Arkansas 71958
Phone: (870) 285-3113

Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $32 10/2016

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Latitude: 34.040565
Longitude: -93.675882
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 no
  • 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

66 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We just returned from 3 nights at the Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground. We found the campground to be very quiet. It's a good place to kick back and relax. The diamond mine is a unique opportunity to get dirty doing something with a small (tiny) chance of being exciting.

The camp is worth the trip if you like to hang out in the quiet woods. AT&T cell service was consistently at only 1 bar. There was no wifi or TV available. The individual sites are spacious back-ins with paved parking, a paved area for a picnic table, a lantern pole fire ring and a large tent pad. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Concrete
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Good luck in the mine. For us it was $8 each donated. I'd probably do it once more if we were back in that area. Groceries in the town's store are a bit expensive.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The Park's staff was very friendly and helpful. It was clean and well maintained. The campsites were spaced far enough apart to allow for privacy yet close enough together so that you could speak with your neighbors. The hookups were great and trouble free. Everything worked well.

I chose a site at the very back of the campground thinking that there would be little to no traffic. While that was true, I didn't pay close enough attention to the map to realize that there was a highway running beside the park right below where our site was. It was only an issue when a truck with an engine brake came by. Otherwise, it was one of the quietest campsites I've ever stayed at.

The Park staff picks up trash at least twice a day from designated trash can sites.

Everything was reasonably priced. We dug for diamond and while we didn't find any, we had a great time.

We really enjoyed our stay and have it on the list to visit again one day. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

the campground was spacious and with plenty of space between sites. Our site was very level side to side... it appeared that most were. bathrooms were good. I have one pet peeve that I am going to mention,,,, I HATE parking under 60 ft pine trees. You can always look up and see two or three dead limbs barely clinging to the tree 50 ft above your camper/car. So, the fast growing tall pines should be removed from hanging directly over campsites once the slower growing hardwoods get established.... Anyway, the best part of the diamond field (for us) was the historical displays that discussed the history of the area. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

We have two children (6 & 8) and had a fun time hunting diamonds for two, half days. In an effort to avoid standing in the hot sun on the diamond field, we took the kids to the Dinosaur Dig (by the Pawn shop on the main drag). They have an indoor sandpit with polished stones throughout. the kids get to keep what they find and had a great time for approx $9 each. I recommend it if you have little ones.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Another good example of a Arkansas State Park. The sites are spacious, level and well maintained. It's only a couple of miles from Murphysboro if you need some supplies or a good meal. And there is always the diamond mind if you like. Great place to relax and enjoy. 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
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 153
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 44

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I felt this camp was somewhat overpriced since you can get beautiful Corps of Engineers sites in the area for half that price, but if you want to be as close as possible to the diamond beds, this is it. You pay extra for the location. The sites are widely spaced, lots of shade, and really long so should be good for big rigs. Each has a paved "patio" with a picnic table plus a gravel tent platform. The site could've been cleaner. There was trash in our fire pit and in others and lots of cigarette butts. Not the park's fault that people are slobs, but for $32 a day I would think they would clean up. Also, the shower left a lot to be desired. No curtain on the actual shower (just on the outside of the space) so it was real hard to keep water from splashing on you towel or clean clothes and no place to put shower products except on the floor. There was mud all over the floor of one of the showers, but, again, that's the fault of the slobs...I don't expect the campground to clean after everyone! People, really, clean up after yourselves and throw away your garbage! There are garbage cans and dumpsters all over! If I come back, I might stay again, but would also consider something cheaper in the area. We camped at Crater of Diamonds State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Don't count on getting much done in Murfreesboro. Only about three places to eat and the grocery store is ok, but has a pretty limited selection. I'd bring all my groceries with me.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 364
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 30

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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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
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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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 24

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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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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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 11

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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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

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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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

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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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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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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