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
  • Doll Clothes Cabin
  • 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!

NOTE: Our horseshoe pits are currently unavailable due to repairs. We hope to have them available to our campers again soon! We do have cornhole boards available for loan in the office.

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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
Labor Day Weekend - September 4 - 7, 2015 Photo

Labor Day Weekend - September 4 - 7, 2015

Sep 4 - 7, 2015

It's the end of summer, so be sure to stop by for one last laid-back weekend! Take one last swim in our beautiful pool, play games with the kids, and see how your chili fares in our Third Annual Chili Cook-Off (subject to participation). Then join us Sunday night for a party with LIVE MUSIC by local band Prime near our Pavilion!

There is a three night minimum on this weekend.

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VKR Appreciation Weekend - September 18 - 20, 2015 Photo

VKR Appreciation Weekend - September 18 - 20, 2015

Sep 18 - 20, 2015

VKR Members who stay as paying guests on Friday, Sept. 18 get Saturday, Sept. 19 FREE as our way of saying thank you!

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Fall Festival - October 16 - 18, 2015 Photo

Fall Festival - October 16 - 18, 2015

Oct 16 - 18, 2015

Enjoy the beautiful foliage of the Shenandoah Valley, listen to music, get lost in our yearly maze, and meet new friends at our community campfire.

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Halloween Weekends - Oct 23 - 25 AND Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2015 Photo

Halloween Weekends - Oct 23 - 25 AND Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2015

Oct 23 - Nov 3, 2015, Every Week

Halloween is so much fun, we're going to do it twice! Come out for trick-or-treating, site decorating and costume contests, the magic pumpkin patch, and a truly haunted hayride. There are two night minimums for these weekends.

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Campground News


We're on RVillage...Are YOU?

Our park is available now on Use this website to connect with other campers staying with us, or meet people as you travel to other parks. We love when our campers meet new friends at our park and can't wait for you to come back together in the future.

Sign up is free, and we're easy to find. Learn more at

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Gas Prices Dropping at exit 217! Photo

Gas Prices Dropping at exit 217!

Gas at exit 217 (off I-81) has dropped below $2/gallon! As if you needed another reason to visit Walnut Hills?

(photo taken 8/23/15)

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Improving Our Wi-Fi! Photo

Improving Our Wi-Fi!

We know that campground wi-fi is notoriously spotty. For the past two years, we've had two T-1 lines coming into our park and that was - literally - all the bandwith we could get.

We wanted to let our campers know that we've been in serious talks with Comcast and hope to have more bandwith coming into the park this fall. In the meantime, if the wi-fi isn't working for you, we recommend you follow the advice left on the note pictured by one of our recent campers.

Step one: turn off your computer, Nook, Kindle, or phone.

Step two: go do something outside!

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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 a new addition,  Anthony (see right). In December of 2014, another new baby (Matthew) was added to the campground. Both kids are often seen around the park, feeding ducks and greeting campers in the office.

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