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Emerald Creek Garnet Area, Saint Maries

4.8
#13 of 14 in Wildlife in Idaho
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  • The drive up was lovely and there is a nice picnic table near the parking lot and several others on the 1/4 mile hike up to the garnet hunting grounds. We were very disappointed in the amount of garne...  more »
  • We had a great time digging for garnets. The place was not too crowded, one could tell if it were packed, it would not be enjoyable because you would have to wait your turn for all the sifters, etc. A...  more »
  • I went on the last weekend of the season and the amount of dirt to shift through was limited. You will find garnets, but nothing that great. I have heard that at the beginning of the season there's a ...  more »
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  • We really felt like prospectors. You are garranteed to find something. Prepare yourself for mud and clay and lots of fun.
  • Great place to spend the day cheap. I walked away with just under a pound of Garnets in about 4 hours including one that was the size of a cherry! Now that I have sent feedback to Google and the correct location is now on maps, you can even find it without the frustration my family dealt with this last summer. You're welcome.
  • Dig your own star garnet, what more do you need to know
  • Lots of fun, though a bit of a trek to get to.
  • Beautiful area. My Son and I went and found garnets. The forest service was very helpful. They made sure we knew what we were looking for and had a great time.

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