The grounds of this park are very nice and the park has facilities for equipment rental, certification of stones, a gift shop, and bathrooms. We came in late March because the weather was going to be sunny and in the 50's and we could avoid the intense heat and sunshine of an Arkansas summer. We were some of the first people into the park and we worked all day trying to find at least a small gemstone to bring home. Alas, nothing was found other than some jasper and calcite as well as pieces of glass and plastic. Bring or rent the equipment that is recommended: having the right equipment makes a world of difference. One can choose to dry mine or wet mine, and most people seemed to opt for dry mining. We chose wet mining, learned the basic techniques by figuring it out ourselves, and then just went to it. Be pleasantly surprised if you do find something. We were there all day and heard one announcement that 2 very small stones had been found. There were hundreds of people there digging and as it was spring break, most of them included small children. We went home tired and achy but still considered it fun.
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