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Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground
161 County Highway 114
Saint Johnsville NY 13452
518-568-2914

 

Traveling West On The NYS Thruway (I-90):
Get off at Exit 29 (Canajoharie/St. Johnsville), turn right off ramp. Go ¼ mile to first traffic light (Rt. 10), turn right and cross Palatine Bridge. Take left at next light (Rt. 5) and continue approximately 8 miles through Nelliston to St. Johnsville, NY. Turn right at the traffic light by Stewart’s Shops (Division St.), bear right at fork (approx. 1 mile above light), and continue to campground (approx. 4 miles).

BIG RIGS–Exit 29 (Canajoharie/St. Johnsville), turn right off ramp and through 1st traffic light. Continue on 5S about 2 miles to Fort Plain. Cross small bridge, right at 1st light (Rt. 80), right at 2nd light, cross big bridge, left at 3rd light (Rt. 5). Continue 6 miles to St. Johnsville. Turn right at the traffic light by Stewart’s Shops (Division St.), bear right at fork (approx. 1 mile above light), and continue to campground (approx. 4 miles).

Traveling East on the NYS Thruway (I-90):
Get off at exit 29A (Little Falls) and go north on Rt. 169 across the river to Rt. 5 (not 5S!). Turn right to St. Johnsville, approx 10 miles. Turn left at the traffic light (Division St.), bear right at fork (1 mile above light), and continue to campground (approx. 4 miles).
Coming from Saratoga or the Northway (I-87 North):
Take Exit 15 into Saratoga Springs and follow signs to Rt. 29 West. Continue approximately 46 miles to County Road 114 (approx. 2 miles west of Lassellsville, look for signs). Turn left at St. Johnsville sign to Crystal Grove, 800 yards after the turn.
Coming from I-88 and Cooperstown:
From I-88, take Exit 17 (Rt. 28) just east of Oneonta. Follow 28 north into Cooperstown, to where 28 meets Rt. 80. Stay on Rt. 80 east/north out of Cooperstown, along the lake. Follow the signs for 80 through Fort Plain (approx. 28 miles from Cooperstown), cross the bridge into Nelliston.  Turn right onto Rt. 5S, go 2 miles into Canajoharie, turn left at the light, and cross the bridge there.  Turn left onto Rt. 5 (not 5S!) to traffic light in St. Johnsville (approx. 6 miles). Turn right at the traffic light by Stewart’s Shops (Division St.), bear right at fork (approx. 1 mile above light), and continue on to campground (approx. 4 miles).
Coming from Howe Caverns:
Take Rt. 10 north out of Cobleskill approximately 23 miles to Rt. 5 (not 5S, you must cross river). Left turn onto Rt. 5 to the traffic light in St. Johnsville (approx. 8 miles). Turn right at the traffic light by Stewart’s Shops (Division St.), bear right at fork (approx. 1 mile above light), and continue on to campground (approx. 4 miles).

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