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Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Enjoyable weekend

Came for an extended weekend for camping, mining & celebrating a friends upcoming Birthday. Two of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa S
Blauvelt, New York
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Great mining trip

I stay here with my kids during the summer for overnight or weekends and we dig for Herkimer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mandy D
Upstate, NY
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  • Average4%
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  • Terrible4%
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This Diamond Mine & Campground is now under new ownership & management, as of February, 2017! We offer camping, including primitive tent sites, other sites (tenting, trailers, RVs) with electric and water, a dump station and showers. Mining for...more
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161 County Highway 114, Saint Johnsville, NY 13452-2305
+1 518-568-2914
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for an extended weekend for camping, mining & celebrating a friends upcoming Birthday. Two of us shared a cabin which was very clean, not complaints there! Others in our party had a travel trailer & their site was very nice with plenty of room!...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stay here with my kids during the summer for overnight or weekends and we dig for Herkimer Diamonds. It's very convenient to have the cabins on site, bathrooms, showers, store and mine are very close by. It's very family-friendly if you want to stay...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I used to come here all the time in the 70's. At that time, you could find many crystals without having to use any tools but your hands. There were so many crystals attached to rocks that I could be choosy and I only took...More

1  Thank Debbie R
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Took the family for a day trip and planning a camping trip there this Summer. The staff/owners are great. You couldn't ask for nicer people.

Thank Tina B
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited Crystal Grove Diamond Mine over the front end of Memorial Day weekend. We camped at their campground which was quiet and very relaxing amongst the trees and next to a creek. We were fortunate enough to have several interactions with Billie Jo, Joel,...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed April 6, 2018

My family has mined at CGDM&C a few times over the last year. The management is super helpful, the sites are great and we enjoyed the nights we spent in the cabins as well!! I highly recommend this place!!! We can't wait to go back.

Thank serendipities7
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

This campground is truly incredible. Beautiful, peaceful- Not only is the staff extremely personable and friendly the campground, showers and restrooms are extremely clean and we'll kept. (They even smell clean!) This is the perfect get a away! When your done mining herkimer diamonds (I...More

Thank Kcin1111
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We initially dismissed this campground based on past reviews, but based on a relatives recommendation that it was under new ownership, we decided to give it a try. So glad we did. The couple managing the mine and campsite, Joel and Billie Jo are amazing....More

2  Thank roji65
Reviewed July 14, 2017

This was the BEST trip ever! My friend and I stayed for 4 nights and the owners could not have been any more friendly! They went out of their way to make sure our trip was as much fun as it could be! We mined...More

Thank csink
Reviewed July 7, 2017

The campground was quiet, small yet suitable. The digging for Herkimer diamonds was a blast! One of us hammered rocks apart, the other perused the ground - both ways we found small crystals for just a few hours of "work". The owners are super friendly...More

2  Thank Linda A
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September 13, 2015|
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Response from CrystalDiamondMine | Property representative |
Hey there! Hi there. Just wanted to respond, and let you know that as of February, 2017 - Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground is now under NEW Ownership & Management! We are currently working on providing the entire... More
September 13, 2015|
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Response from Mario F | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay in the cabins. We just spent the day there. I would recommend bringing your own hammers and wedges. We saw a couple with a sledgehammer so I'm not sure what is off limits to bring besides industrial equipment... More