Herkimer Diamond KOA Resort Recreation
Prospecting for World Famous Herkimer Diamonds!
At our above ground surface mines, you can search for the Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystals that may be hiding right in front of you!
Herkimer Diamonds are beautiful double-terminated quartz crystals found in Herkimer, New York. Incredibly, these phenomenal gemstones are close to five hundred million years old. The crystals are magnificent works of nature, found in the rock, having a diamond-like geometrical shape.
Collection methods vary, but most folks like to break open rocks in search for these unique crystals hiding inside. Everything you find is yours to keep!
To Register for Mining, stop by "Village Hall" at Miners' Village. This is where you can purchase your wristband, and receive your equipment. Located right across the street from the campground!
Artisan Center at Miners' Village - Build, Wear and Share!
Visit our "Artisan Center" at Miners' Village! Here you are able to take your favorite Herkimer Diamond and turn it into a piece of jewelry! Attended a jewelry class where one of our specialists will assist you in making your own piece, or simply pick your favorite design and we will drop it off to your campsite the next day! Now offering a brand new selection of Pendants, Bracelets, Earrings, Rings, and more!
Sluice for Herkimer Diamonds, Fossils, or Gemstones!
Stop by Miners' Village to sluice for Herkimer Diamonds, Fossils, and Gemstones! Offering a variety of specimens from all around the world!
Go Crayfishing in the West Canada Creek!
Learn about the ecology of the West Canada Creek with one of our guided crayfishing expeditions, or head out on your own! Kids are sure to have a great time searching for these little creatures!
Create your own Tye-Dye Masterpiece!
Every Saturday we offer a tye dyeing activity. Bring a t-shirt of your own or purchase one with our logo! (Cost)
Enjoy Fresh Produce from our Organic Gardens!
Pick your own fresh produce at one of our many organic gardens located around our park! Offering a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables, when in season.
Go Tubing Down the West Canada Creek!
The West Canada Creek is well known to tubers. Just bring your own, or purchase one in the KOA Store. It's the perfect way to cool down on those hot summer days!
Assemble your own Windmill!
Learn about sustainability, through the use of Solar and Wind Power, while attending one of our fun but educational activities!
Put the Scientific Method to the Test!
How many pennies do you think a boat you build out of common materials can hold? 19? 100? Create your hypothesis and see how your boat stands up to the others!
Ring our US Navy Bell!
If you have the best find of the day, you will have the opportunity to ring our U.S. Navy Battle Ship Bell!
Enjoy Cozy Campfires!
Each site comes equipped with a fire ring for your enjoyment. Whether you warm up by the fire on those breezy nights, or toast marshmallows with the children, it will be an experience you won't forget!
Explore Camp K-9 with your Best Friend!
Enjoy Camp K-9, our dog park with agility courses and training toys. Your four-legged friend is sure to have a great time.
With so many sports to choose from, you will never run out of things to do!
Stop by our KOA office to borrow a basketball, volleyball, football, baseball, or soccer ball!
Take A Dip in our Diamond Pool!
Cool down in our Herkimer Diamond shaped pool!
6 ft deep.
Check our our NEW Fluorescent Room at Miners' Village!
Brand New for 2022!
Check out our newest addition, the "Florescent Room" at Miners' Village. Here you will get to see how different specimens react under UV light!