- Adults-Only Swim!
- Dog Park
- Enclosed Pavilion
- Fishing Lake
- Fully-Stocked Campstore
- Game Room
- Horseshoe Pits
- In-Season Activities
- Meeting Room
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!
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!
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!
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.
Swim in the Pool
Our pool is open from 10am - 8pm seven days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Campground EventsListing Calendar
Pirates Weekend - August 1 - 3, 2014
Avast, matey! We hope ye'll be dockin' yer schooner at the Staunton KOA. Bring a pal and compete in Captain Peg-Leg's Three Legged Obstacle Course, and wear yer best pirate duds on the wagon ride to see if ye win a prize.
A Luau Christmas - August 8 - 10, 2014
Santa will be coming to Walnut Hills for vacation this weekend! Join him for a wagon ride and be sure to stop by the pavilion area in the afternoon for our Christmas Luau with LIVE MUSIC by Chris Gantzer.
Labor Day Weekend - August 29 - September 1, 2014
The end of summer...maybe, but we're going out with a bang! Stop by for one last swim in our beautiful pool, compete in a horseshoe tournament, and see if your chili wins our cook-off (subject to participation). These is a three night minimum on this weekend.
Halloween Weekends - Oct 24 - 26 AND Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
Having two Halloweens worked out so well in 2013, we're going to do it again! Come out for trick-or-treating, site decorating and costume contests and a truly haunted hayride. There are two night minimums for these weekends.
Care Camps Weekend Success!
We did something a little different this year; instead of giving our campers a free night for Care Camps weekend, we gave our campers a tax-deductible half-price Saturday night when they booked Friday, with the second night's fees going directly to Care Camps.
We also worked REALLY hard with the help of local businesses and artisans to bring our campers an AMAZING raffle and silent auction, with such prizes as drive-in movie tickets, gift certificates to area restaurants and shops, tickets to the American Shakespeare Center, and more.
Between all these efforts, our FANTASTIC campers helped us raise over $1,500 for KOA Care Camps, more than five times what we raised last year. Thanks to you guys, to our amazing local community, and our campers, we had an incredibly successful Care Camps weekend (despite the rain!).
We can't wait to do it all again next year!
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.
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!
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.
Meet Your Hosts
"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.