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!

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
Easter Weekend - April 4 & 5, 2015 Photo

Easter Weekend - April 4 & 5, 2015

Apr 4 - 5, 2015

Start the season by welcoming Spring at Walnut Hills! It may be early in the year, but we're planning family-friendly fun for kids of all ages! This weekend's activities will feature kids' crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt, as well as Sunday morning services and a special themed hay ride (weather permitting). You may even catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny!

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Care Camps Weekend - May 8 - 10, 2015 Photo

Care Camps Weekend - May 8 - 10, 2015

May 8 - 10, 2015

This weekend we'll be raising money for KOA Care Camps with our third annual raffle and silent auction, featuring GREAT prizes from local businesses and artisans. We'll also be making gifts for Mom, playing candy bar bingo, and racing rubber duckies in our creek.

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 22 - 25, 2015 Photo

Memorial Day Weekend - May 22 - 25, 2015

May 22 - 25, 2015

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 blind-entry cornhole tournament. There is a three night minimum for this weekend.

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Fathers' Day Weekend - June 19 - 21, 2015 Photo

Fathers' Day Weekend - June 19 - 21, 2015

Jun 19 - 21, 2015

Let's celebrate Dad with our Second Annual 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 26 - 28, 2015 Photo

Everyone's Birthday - June 26 - 28, 2015

Jun 26 - 28, 2015

Get your face painted in the morning, or make a birthday card for that relative who's birthday you always forget. Meet at our pavilion Saturday afternoon to decorate cupcakes ($) and play birthday party games (Pin the Tail on the Donkey, anyone?).

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Campground News


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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Pavilion to Open for Campers!

This season, we plan to open our covered pavilion for our campers to use during the day. This amenity will feature a book exchange/library (to replace the ones scattered across the park) and will give our campers a place to meet on rainy days.

As always, we will still offer group activities in the pavilion on weekends, so don't forget to come down to get your face painted, play games for Everyone's Birthday, or compete in our Third Annual Memorial Day Chili Cook-Off!

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Activities Schedule Almost Complete!

Our activities schedule for 2015 is almost complete! We're still scheduling a few entertainers, but if you want to know all the fun things we've got planned for this year, check out our events page for more information.

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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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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 grandma or father, feeding ducks and playing on the playground.

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