MURFREESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State Parks offer so many destinations throughout the state to discover. One of the most unique places in the state, and world for that matter, is Crater of Diamonds State Park.
This state park is the 8th largest diamond reserve in the world, and happens to be the only geological site in the world where one can keep whatever they find.
THV11’s Adam Bledsoe and Theba Lolley made the trip to Murfreesboro to see what about all the hype. There have been many stories in the news lately about folks from other states finding diamonds. Adam and Theba thought they’d give it their best to be Arkansans to find the next big diamond.
The staff at the park were extremely helpful in explaining the many ways to hunt for diamonds. Adam was given all the equipment and knowledge to get to sifting.
The thought of finding a diamond had the hunting grounds peppered with visitors from all over the country.
Adam met a couple from Tennessee who had other business in Arkansas but wanted to check out the park. The possibility of finding a diamond brought them back to the park for a second day in a row.
Park staff remembers a family who decided to stay in the area for a month just to be able to hunt for diamonds.
The Crater of Diamonds State Park hosts visitors from all over the world. The accommodations at the park are attractive for those visiting, to include a water park, trails, and a modern campground with full hookups.
There is a nominal fee for entering the hunting grounds but once you’re in, you are free to hunt and hang out all day.