SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS:
GEM MINE EXPEDITION
All school field trips include an interactive educational presentation and a FREE WAGON RIDE through the park. Students will receive a free identification card, a bag for their treasures, and a “rock hound” certificate.
There’s plenty of parking, shady picnic areas, clean restrooms, a covered picnic pavilion (free for your use with groups of 15 or more - reservation required). The water flume (sluice) is covered and has lighting & fans for your comfort - rain or shine. Our general store has a variety of drinks, and snacks, and the kids love the souvenirs.
The discount price for school field trips is $8 per person for one gallon gem bags or $8 for fossil bags. You can add a break-open geode for $1 extra for a great follow-up school or home activity.
Salty Dog Gem Mine is located at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch, a family-oriented FUN PARK which provides wholesome outdoor activities for all ages. We are located just West of Murphy, NC. 3 1/2 miles from Fields of the Wood Bible Park. See the map on this website.
PLAN to be onsite at least 2 1/2 hours for a field trip to include mining, a presentation, and wagon ride plus more time if you bring a bag lunch. The younger children may need more time for mining.