Staunton / Walnut Hills KOA

484 Walnut Hills Road

Staunton, VA 24401-6936

Reserve: 800-562-7566

Info: 540-337-3920

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 85' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/25 - 9/4)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion

Unique Amenities

  • Dog Park
  • Enclosed Pavilion
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fully-Stocked Campstore
  • Game Room
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • In-Season Activities
  • Lodges
  • Meeting Room
  • Playground
  • Volleyball

Campground Activities

We take pride in offering lots of fun activities for our campers. From self-directed activities like horseshoes and fishing to big weekend extravaganzas (fireworks for Independence Day, anyone?), we go out of our way to make sure there's a ton to do when you're here!

Game Room Photo

Game Room

Open from 10am - 8pm during our busy season, our game room offers skeeball, a pool table, air hockey, and more. Redeem your tickets in our store for a penny a ticket and reward your efforts with a piece of candy!

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Play Horseshoes Photo

Play Horseshoes

On major weekends, we have tournaments, but that doesn't mean you can't practice at other times! Stop in our office to pick up your horseshoes and go see who wins!

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Fish in Lake Kerplonken Photo

Fish in Lake Kerplonken

We have four kinds of fish and we hope you catch them all! No fishing license is needed, but we do ask that campers either catch and release or only take the fish they plan to eat.

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Swim in the Pool Photo

Swim in the Pool

Our pool is open from 10am - 8pm seven days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
Lodgings Open House - April 26, 2014 Photo

Lodgings Open House - April 26, 2014

Apr 26, 2014

Ever wonder what those cabins look like? Maybe you have friends who don't have an RV, or are planning a family reunion. Come on out April 26 between 12pm and 3pm to see the insides of several of our lodgings. Refreshments will be served.

This event is open to non-campers who stop in the office for a map.

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Care Camps and Swap Meet Weekend - May 9 - 11 Photo

Care Camps and Swap Meet Weekend - May 9 - 11

May 9 - 11, 2014

Got some stuff rattling around in your RV that is too good to toss out but you just don't need anymore? Bring it here! Campers who want to participate in the swap meet can get a table in our pavilion for $5 (proceeds go to Care Camps) and swap or sell their gently-used items. Don't want to cart it away with you? If items are still in good shape, we'll donate them to a local charity for you!

Campers can also bring items to donate for our second annual Care Camps raffle (raffle ticket fees also go to KOA Care Camps). Finally, we'll give you a great deal: book one night and get the second half off, with all proceeds from the second nights' sales going towards Care Camps.

Learn more about KOA Care Camps, which send children with cancer to camp.

Get your discount by referencing code CS when making your reservation.

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Memorial Day Weekend - May 23 - 26, 2013 Photo

Memorial Day Weekend - May 23 - 26, 2013

May 23 - 26, 2014

Help us kick off the season with the opening of our pool! With everyone off from work and school, this is the perfect time to play messy games, make crafts, and compete in rubber ducky races and a horseshoe tournament. There is a three night minimum for this weekend.

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Fathers' Day Weekend - June 13 - 15, 2014 Photo

Fathers' Day Weekend - June 13 - 15, 2014

Jun 13 - 15, 2014

Let's celebrate Dad with our first ever Family Olympics. Parents and their kids can sign up to compete in events like the egg carry, three-legged race, and more. Organized activities not your thing? Bring your fishing gear and head to the lake, or pick up some horseshoes in the office and see who'd got the best arm.Kids 17 and under are free this weekend (although, as always, we ask that there remain a six person limit per site).

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Everyone's Birthday - June 27 - 29, 2014 Photo

Everyone's Birthday - June 27 - 29, 2014

Jun 27 - 29, 2014

Meet at our pavilion Saturday afternoon to enjoy cake and a birthday party with all your new friends. The party will feature LIVE MUSIC by guitarist Chris Gantzer.

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Campground News


Events Schedule for 2014 Posted!

We've posted our events schedule for 2014! There's going to be a ton of fun stuff going on around here and you don't want to miss any of it!

Don't see your favorite event? We're still booking some entertainers, so check back to see if we've added anything new.

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Upper Bathhouse Now Open All Year!

We've finally installed a heating system in our Upper Bathhouse, and so now it's open year-round! Tent and cabin campers will no longer need to trek down to the Lower Bathhouse to shower or do laundry in the winter - yippee!

Camping near the lake or in the meadow? We have great news for you, too. The Lower Bathhouse ALSO has a new heating system, so you'll stay toasty during your showers, too.

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Dog Park Open for Pooches! Photo

Dog Park Open for Pooches!

After several weeks of long hours at work, our dog park is now open to your canine friends! The park is without water, so you may wish to come prepared with water and a bowl for your furry pal, but there's a large, grassy fenced area for play, as well as a picnic table in the shade for you.

We do ask that all pet parents stay with their dog during playtime.

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Store Upgrades Almost Complete! Photo

Store Upgrades Almost Complete!

While you've been making your summer plans, we've been upgrading our store! Next time you come in, you'll see quite a change - gone are the dim, dingy walls, replaced with bright colors and clean white trim. Be sure to check out our display of new stock near our coffee corner, and head to the back of the store to see our great new t-shirts and sweatshirts, including brand-new zipper hoodies in a new design!

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Meet Your Hosts

The Zipser Family

"Please join us at our beautiful park for a relaxing long weekend with your family!"

When Andy retired from a life-long career in journalism, he and his wife, Carin, resurrected a decades-old dream of owning a campground. They sold everything (including their own RV) and spent more than a year searching for just the right property, visiting dozens of campgrounds between South Carolina and Maine before finding the Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA.

They purchased the property in January 2013 with with their two daughters and sons-in-law, making this a real family business. In May 2013, the family welcomed its newest addition - campground baby Anthony (see right). He's frequently seen around the campground, often in the company of his aunt or father, feeding ducks and playing on the playground.

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