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Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA Resort

4626 State Route 28 North, Herkimer, New York 13350-4707 USA

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“find your own diamond”

Located in New York's Mohawk Valley Region, right between the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. Just miles away from the Historic Mohawk River and Erie Canal. Surrounded by stunning mountains, miles of hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, and glistening lakes as far as the eye can see. The Herkimer Diamond Mines Resort can be found nestled along the West Canada Creek, offering you a Glamping Experience unlike any other! The Herkimer DiamondHome to one of the oldest, clearest Quartz Crystals in the world  - The Herkimer Diamond! These gemstones were faceted naturally over 500 million years ago! These magnificent crystals are found in the rock, having a diamond-like geometrical shape. Thus, the name recognition of “Herkimer Diamond”.Miners' Village is located right next to the campground, offering a variety of shops and activities for everyone!  The first stop will be “Village Hall” where you will register your family for mining and receive your equipment. Then you can stop by “Rockhound Academy” , our Education Center and Museum, where you will learn how to mine for your own Herkimer Diamonds! Next door is the “Trading Post” Gift Shop, Sluice, Florescent Room, Artisan Center, and Canteen Cafe!Once you are outside you will be directed to our open rock quarry, where you will be able to mine for your very own Herkimer Diamonds.  Sift through the dirt, search on the ground, or use your hammer to break open rocks! Everything you find is yours to keep.Camping or "Glamping"Our campground offers many ways to stay, take in the beautiful views, mine for Herkimer Diamonds, and celebrate the area's rich history. We offer for those looking to spend the night cozied up beneath the stars. Choose between our Creekside and Field Tent Sites, as well as optional electric hookups. For the “Glampers”, our options offer an assortment of perks to give you the comfort you want. From our Camping Cabins that provide just a bed, roof and refrigerator to our Deluxe Lodging that come with patios, bathrooms and partial kitchens, you will learn what camping in style really means. Are you a star-gazing enthusiast? Check out one of our Astronomy themed lodges, each equipped with a high-powered telescope! Spend the night in a Treehouse, or learn about sustainable energy while you reduce your carbon footprint by camping in one of our Solar Powered Lodges. At The Herkimer Diamond Mines Resort, we also provide a variety of . Full- Hookup or Water/ Electric Pull Thru, Back In, and Pull In sites offer you the ability to camp however you'd like! Grab a spot along the creek and bring a friend, buddy sites are available! We have a variety of KOA Patios for that elevated camping experience! No matter how you choose to stay, High Speed Wi-Fi and Laundry Facilities are available 24/7 to all guests and Golf Cart rentals are available at the main office to make your trip even more comfortable.Looking for ? No problem! We're happy and willing to accommodate groups of all types and sizes! In addition to our group camping areas, we also provide a  pavilion that can be reserved for gatherings and events. Group Mining and Dining options are also available. Now open… Camping on a whole new level! Right across the street from the Campground, above the Diamond Mines, we are wrapping up work in our new Mountainside Campsites! This new area of the park offers a whole new camping experience! Whether you would be looking for a spacious site with a spectacular view of the Valley, or if you prefer to be nestled among the trees for a more private camping experience. Spacious RV Sites and Lodging Options are now available, with new tent spots soon to come. This new adventure is one you won't want to miss!Fun for the Whole Family!No matter what way you choose to camp, all guests have access to all exclusive campground amenities and activities. Visit the “Prospector's Pavilion” for daily activities like BINGO, Tie-Dye, Arts and Crafts, and more! Throughout the Resort, you are able to play a variety of games like Gaga Ball, Basketball, Horseshoes, Bean Bag Toss, Volleyball, Football, Giant Chess and so much more! Bike and Golf Cart Rentals are available all day long at the Main Office. Take a nature walk on one of our brand new hiking trails, then cool down on a hot summer day in our diamond-shaped pool. If you're feeling more adventurous, hop in a tube and float down the West Canada Creek. With so many activities happening all summer long, you'll never run out of things to do!DiningThe "Canteen Cafe" is open daily serving breakfast and lunch, located inside "Miners Village". Whether your looking for lunch, a quick snack to keep you going the Canteen has got it covered. After a long day of mining stop by and grab a fresh hand squeezed lemonade, or a delicious cone of soft serve ice cream."Miners' Table" Restaurant, located right next door, opens nightly for dinner, whether you are looking to have an authentic wood-fired pizza delivered to your campsite, or dine in and try a local favorite “Chicken Riggies” or “Utica Greens”. Featuring our signature cocktails - the “Herkitini '' and “Crystal Cosmo”, both are not only served with a Herkimer Diamond on the side.. But are made with local vodka that has been filtered through Herkimer Diamonds!End the night with a “S'more” straight from the wood-fired oven.. With a cozy dining room, full bar, outdoor patio, and free campground delivery - there's something for everyone!In addition to your everyday dinner service,  Miners' Table has many available. With multiple unique venue option, delicious menu, and cozy cabins right next door, this is the perfect spot to host your special event.

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4.3 Access
4.5 Location
5.0 Cleanliness
3.5 Site Quality
4.0 Noise

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Verizon 4G/5G

Confirmed by 2 users | Last reported on October 22, 2020

AT&T 4G/5G

Confirmed by 2 users | Last reported on October 22, 2020

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July 01, 2019
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We were surprised at how tight each space was at this site. Beautiful river views but no space or privacy between us and our neighbors. Difficulty backing trailer into site because it was narrow and fence made it hard to maneuver. Facilities are clean and convenient. Minimum of 8 miles drive to groceries and restaurants. We only stayed one night on our travels Would not go back because we prefer more privacy and space.

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Nightly Rate: $60.00

Days Stayed: 1

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2 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
2 Noise

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bobreynolds5

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September 19, 2020
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As with most KOAs the sites were a little tight. Having a site right on the river was a big plus. Walk to great river tubing. Clean and well maintained campground.

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Days Stayed: 3

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5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Campendium

October 22, 2020
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This KOA renewed our faith in KOAs. Campground (CG) was easy to find and check in was easy. We were then escorted to FHU back-in site 69 with 30 AMP. We received a 5% military discount as retired veterans. Our escort helped us back in and we were ready to enjoy our overnight stay. We were in one of the sites along the river and since it was mid October there were not many campers in the CG. Our closest neighbor was five sites down where the 50 AMP hookups were. The four 50 AMP river sites were filled. Since the weather was cool, we didn’t need 50 AMP and would rather have the site separation as the river sites from 50 AMP down through tent sites were very close together. The 50/30 AMP were laid so that every other one is back-in for trailers and pull in for motor coaches to take advantage of the river view. That would mean some very cozy fires with your neighbor. There were premium tent or popup sites along the river with gas BBQs. There were plenty of amenities here (explore their website) to include a nice campground store and themed cabins. The WiFi and cable TV worked very well. We received 3 bars on Verizon and 2 on AT&T. There’s a convenience store that served ice cream right up the road in Middleville with gas and reasonably priced dieselWe would definitely stay here again, but not during peak season as we are not into crowds and kids.

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Nightly Rate: $72.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 69

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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September 19, 2022
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Stayed here at end of Sept 2021 to first week in Oct. Catching up on reviews.

Site type: Back-in, River front, Water & Electric only, 50 AMP

THE GOOD
Office: Nice staff. Very clean and welcoming.
Amenities: Laundry was clean and everything worked as expected (dryers dried well and such). The playgrounds for kids were really nice and large.
Location: Very close (5 miles) to gas, restaurants, and groceries.
Restaurants: There is a decent restaurant directly across the road from the KOA.
Maintenance: Clean campground that was well-maintained.
Sites: Our site was grass and backed up right to the river.
Services: The KOA offers pump-out services for sites that do not have sewer hookups for a very small fee. I think it was $20.

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Sites: The riverside back-in sites were a bit muddy (grass sites) and did not have sewer. The sites as a whole were a bit tighter than some.

WORTH NOTING (not good or bad thing)
Cell: As it was a year ago I cannot recall the connectivity.

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roadtripper886695 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $70.00

Days Stayed: 7

Site Number: 55

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA Resort

4626 State Route 28 North
Herkimer, New York
13350-4707 USA
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Season End
October 31
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Sites Count
96
Season Start
April 5
Last Nightly Rate
70.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
60.0
Back In RV Sites Count
25
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29
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
39.0
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