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Reserve a gem mining birthday.YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE ALL YEAR.  359 ADVENTURE RANCH RD.  Murphy, NC . 

FUN FOR ALL AGES SINCE 2010 at Wagonmaster Ranch Resort in Western North Carolina.


"Your special memories are waiting for you"

Our gem bags are especially designed for our visitor’s different preferences. There are treasure bags, fossil bags, regular gem bags, “rock hound” bags, and family packages. Beginners & seasoned miners, children and adults have ALL enjoyed the gems and treasures from mines around the world.

Rock hound bags have ALL rough stones and precious and semi-precious gems including emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. Our most avid rock hound guests RAVE about our selection of stones!

Other bags may include a variety of rough and tumbled authentic gem stones like:
Citrine ♦ moonstone ♦ rose and smoky quartz ♦ amethyst ♦ tiger eyes ♦ snowflake obsidian ♦ jasper ♦ tourmaline ♦ calcite ♦ agate ♦ septarian ♦ crystals, aventurine ♦ labradorite ♦ unakite ♦ petrified wood ♦ sodalite ♦ peacock ore ♦ hematite ♦ fluorite ♦ apatite ♦ calcopyrite ♦emeralds ♦ rubies ♦sapphires and lots more.

The treasure bags have great surprises to delight the kids in addition to gems. Our fossil bags have a combination of fossils and gemstones. Beware; you can become a “rock hound” before you know it and you will want MORE!

You don’t have to be a kid to have a GREAT time at the Salty Dog Gem Mine at Wagonmaster Ranch Resort.
Affordable fun for all Ages!

Covered water flume with lighting and fans for all weather.
Discounts for Church groups, family reuinions, birthday parties and other groups.
10% off to law enforcement, active military, 1st responders, and seniors over 65.
Other activities at WagonMaster Ranch

Gold Panning with concentrated ore
from an ACTIVE Mine!

The gold is shipped from a gem mine established in 1847.
The mine claims it is the purest gold

in the world in its natural form @ 98.7 pure.

Ask about our Gift Certificates or Gem bags to go.
We ship EVERYWHERE in the U.S.. year round. IT IT TOO EXPENSIVE TO SHIP TO CANADA or outside the US.   Order online or Call for details.

Dates Days and Times

Mar 4- June 4th

Aug 1st-  Oct 31st

Nov open ONLY Thanksgiving Week

THUR, Fri. & Sat.: 11am to 4,
  Wed, Fri. & Sat.: 11am to 4, 

 Aug 10th - October 31st

THURS - SAT. 11am - 4 pm 

Cabins Open Year Around
Apalachia Lake Tours Open April - October
The Wagon Wheel Event Center Open Year Around
The adventure park is closed during winter - cabins are open.
Also at Wagonmaster Ranch Resort
♦  RV sites ♦ 3 cabins ♦ Playground
♦ Free picnic areas & natural parks ♦ CLEAN bathhouse with shower
♦Pavilion with charcoal grill for picnics ♦ Shooting Arcades for Paintball
♦ Mini Golf and mini car dune buggy tracks ♦RV LOTS FOR SALE
♦ Gift shop and snacks ♦ Wagon Wheel Event Center
♦ APALACHIA LAKE TOURS on Lake Apalachia ♦ Cabins on the Lake
 ♦ Fields of the Wood Bible Park  ♦ Blue Ridge Railroad 
 ♦ Rafting & Kayaking  ♦ Zip lines & Tubing & Horseback riding
 ♦ waterfall Hike & other hiking  ♦ LAKE APALCHIA FOR swimming & fishing
 ♦ Golf  ♦ Boating on Lake Hiwassee or Apalachia
 ♦ Fishing at Otter Creek Trout Farm  ♦ wineries & breweries
 ♦ Ducktown Copper Mine Museum   ♦ Local Flea Markets