Hocking Hills Gem Mine

The Hocking Hills Gem Mine is a unique venue in an area full of things to do, places to see and wildlife to admire. It takes something truly special to stand out, which Hocking Hills Gem Mine does with ease.

Park of Hocking Hills Koa campground, the gem mine is an interesting way to spend a couple of hours, with or without the children. For between $9 and $33, you purchase either a bag or bucket full of sand and secrets. You wash the contents through a sluice to discover gems, sharks teeth, arrowheads and all sorts of goodies.

The concept is simple but entertaining. It’s partly mystery, partly potential and partly the simplicity of it. Create a situation where kids have the chance of discovering something amazing, make the process simple, but with enough effort to make the reward that little bit more special and leave them to it, genius!

According to the site, it is possible to find sapphire, amethyst, peridot, obsidian, moonstone, emerald, garnet and more.

It’s a great way to step back in time and imagine yourself one of those first pioneers panning for gems and gold in the hills. Put yourself in place of one of the miners during the gold rush without the poor facilities and way of life that they had to contend with.

The Hocking Hills Gem Mine is part of a wider venue that includes a campground, cabins, a store, cable TV, Wi-Fi, planned activities in high season, laundry facilities, games room, heated pool, playground, basketball court, dog park and a lot more. It’s a great place to spend a couple of days in your tent or RV, the gem mine just adds to those features.

There is a lot to do in Hocking Hills and the surrounding areas. You get to enjoy of Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs and Rock House, to name just a few. We doubt anywhere has such a selection of rich outdoor amenities within such easy reach!

If you want something a little more comfortable, why not try a log cabin or chalet from Old Man’s Cave Chalets? They are a warmer, for luxurious alternative to camping or living in a truck and make any vacation something special. Enjoy everything Hocking Hills has to offer without cold feet in the morning. Contact us for reservations!