We are open for the 2021 season!
Imagine visiting a 500,000 million-year-old surface quartz crystal mine where you can keep everything you find! And, then, creating jewelry and gifts with your treasures! Continue your adventure with a delicious dinner and relax at your campsite along the West Canada Creek! 
Yes, that is possible at the Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA Resort!
We follow all COVID-19 regulations to ensure a safe, and relaxing time.
Registration for Rock, Gem and STEM Camp is open!
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A Truly Unique Experience!

Check out the Miners' Village at our resort where you can get information, and enjoy our many activities!
Our knowledgable staff will provide tips and tools for you at our Registration center! Here you can also get one of our many sluice bags to pan for Herkimer Diamonds gemstones, or fossils! 
Before you start mining grab a snack from The Canteen and then learn about the Herkimer Diamonds and how to find them at the Rockhound Academy.
After finding Herkimer Diamonds in our open surface mines, have jewelry made at our Artisan Center.  Our friendly staff will even help you learn how to build it yourself! 
Make sure to stop into the Trading Post before you leave for a souvenir, gift, or a unique piece of jewelry!
We are introducing a few more surprises this year, stay tuned to for more information!

Award-Winning KOA Resort

The Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA Resort welcomes everyone to our home! You can stay in our themed deluxe cabins and lodges, such as our Windmill, Tree-House, Solar Kolony, Astronomy and Astrology Lodges. Alongside our KOA's campsites, the West Canada Creek offers trout fishing and fun for canoeists, tubers and kayakers alike! Throughout the season, we also run daily activities from tie dying shirts, hay wagon rides, bingo, s' more bonfires, pool parties, and many more. 

Herkimer Diamond Mines

Attached to the Miners' Village and directly across from the KOA Resort is the World Famous Herkimer Diamond Mines. Herkimer Diamonds are beautiful, fun to find, and the whole family can dig for them. Actually quartz crystals, the stones were faceted by nature half a billion years ago. You keep everything you find, so grab your goggles and hammer and start digging for diamonds!

Dining Opportunities

Grab a bite to eat at our on site dining options including The Canteen Cafe', Prospector's Pavilion, or Miners' Table restaurant. We offer variety of delicious choices and convenience, including wood fired pizza delivery to your camp site on select evenings!

Rock, Gem and STEM Camp!

Our popular Rock, Gem and STEM Camps are filling up fast! Our campers come from near and far to participate in a "one of a kind" camping experience.

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