Gem Mining

Persimmon Creek Campground, Trout Pond & Gem Mine

Persimmon Creek Trout Pond & Gem Mine provide lots of outdoor entertainment for the whole family. Whether you are catching the freshest rainbow trout for dinner or sluicing water over gems and minerals in the flume, your family will have a wonderful adventure together. Family built and operated, we are open to the public, with no entry fees and no license needed. The public entrance is conveniently located at 12610 W. US 64 Murphy, NC. Look for the windmill. Open pastured eggs, raw honey, and fresh produce in season are also sold at The Fish Shack. Persimmon Creek Campground is located at 200 Sunny Point Rd., just off of Hwy. 64. Full hook ups and water/electric sites are available for RV's, as well as tent sites for group camping. All sites have fire rings and picnic tables. Clean restrooms and showers are available, as well as a catch and release pond. Firewood is sold in the campground. Come spend an hour or a week; you'll be glad you did.