Our spacious, wooded campground is right next to our own “Herkimer Diamond” mines.   We invite you to enjoy a natural campground setting with modern conveniences.  Spend the day collecting beautiful “Herkimer Diamonds” and then stroll across the footbridge back to your campsite for a leisurely dinner.  Whether you are a tenter, an RVer, or would prefer to stay in a comfortable cabin, we have a space for you.  Or just come for the day to visit our three collecting areas.

The mines and campground are open daily from mid-April through mid-October.  The camp store sells ice, firewood, camping basics, mining tools, gift items, and beautiful mineral specimens from around the world, as well as an extensive assortment of our own “Herkimer Diamond” crystals and matrix specimens.

While you’re here, enjoy the many attractions of central New York and the nearby Adirondack State Park.  This area is rich with historical sites, beautiful birds and wildflowers,   outdoor activities, and natural wonders; there is sure to be something for everyone.

So come for a “Herkimer Diamond”-digging adventure or a unique camping experience or both – either way, your visit to Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground will surely be a memorable one!

We've had many of you ask about the 2nd Annual Pig n' Dig, so here's your first look!

Last year was a blast, be sure to check out our photos from our first year's event here on our Facebook page. You can always see photos of our accommodations on our website, together with much more information you may want to know about our camping and mining -

We are sharing this date with you and encourage you to make your reservations early, because as always, it is first come, first serve and a deposit is required. You can make reservations by calling us at 518-568-2914, emailing crystalgrovecampground@gmail.com or online by following this link - docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2M57HAFuDZ-yCwKFdlh1NnkxUm-5bVliaqs6Vfd5I7H3o0A/viewform

Thank you for making last year's event such a success and we look forward to some more fun this time around! The more, the merrier - share with your friends!
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The creek is thinking winter, but opening day is only 62 days away! Who is thinking Spring already? ... See MoreSee Less

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That's a wrap folks! Thanks so much for the epic first season as a new owner and management team here at Crystal Grove - we hope you had a great season and see you next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Was there on Saturday 9-23-2017 and hit my first pocket ever..I've been mining for herkimers for 8 years with my husband and a bunch of different friends we made over the years..this is the biggie tha...

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