General Campground Information

After hour check-in and self-reservations

For your traveling convenience, we offer after hour check-in. Located on the left side of the main building is a clip board, simply find the map with your last name - your site number and directions to your site will be provided on the map. We also offer after hour self-reservations based on available sites.  Located on the left side of the building, locate the yellow box and fill out a self-reservation envelope and choose a site from the available site list, provide payment information and place inside secure drop box inside the yellow box. We will process your reservation and payment the following morning and email you a receipt.

Check In & Check Out Times

  • CHECK-IN: 2 pm (Additional fees may apply for check-ins before 2 pm.)
  • CHECK-OUT: 12 pm (Additional fees may apply for check-outs after 12 pm.)
  • AFTER HOURS:  Guests may check-in any time after normal business hours utilizing our self-service desk.  Look for signs posted at the front door.

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours are observed and enforced between 10pm and 8am daily

General Rules & Regulations

  • SITE OCCUPANCY: 2 adults and 3 children are permitted per site. Max 6 per site.
  • SITE USE: Each site is limited to one camping unit.
  • QUIET HOURS: 10 pm to 8 am
  • TRASH: Please help us to keep our park clean! Do not litter. Use the trash containers provided at various locations throughout the campground. A $25. clean up fee may apply if trash is left on site.
  • FIRES: Charcoal and wood fires are permitted in grills and designated areas only.
  • WASTEWATER: In compliance with Virginia State Health Laws, dumping of wastewater on the ground is prohibited. (This includes sink water and stored water.)
  • SITE CLEANLINESS: Please take all trash with you. Guests will be charged a clean-up fee for trash or debris left at the site after check-out.
  • VISITORS: All visitors must register at the front desk and are subject to pay a visitor fee upon arrival.
  • CHILDREN: Parents are responsible for the actions of their children at all times. Do not leave your children unattended on the premises without a responsible adult (age 18+). Parents may be financially responsible to any property damage caused by their children. 


  • Pets are the owner's responsibility. If a pet is involved in an incident, the owner will be held responsible for any injuries or damages that occur.
  • Owners must keep pets on a short leash of 6 feet or less and monitor their pet's activity.
  • Pick up pet waste with a bag and put it in the trash can.
  • Keep pets inside of RVs or camping units after dark.
  • Keep pets out of buildings, playground, pavilion, bathhouse, and the pool area.
  • Owners must show the pet's proof of current vaccination record upon request.
  • Keep pets inside of RVs or camping units when you will be away from the site.
  • Pets are not permitted in cabins.

Pool Rules

  • No diving.
  • An adult (age 18+) must supervise children 14 years of age and under.
  • No rowdy behavior; no chicken fights; no running or diving.
  • Enter the water feet first, facing forward.
  • No food, drinks, or glass in the pool area.
  • No rafts, kickboards, or large swim rings.
  • No alcoholic beverages on the deck or in the pool.
  • No smoking inside the fenced area.
  • Bathing suits required.
  • Please use disposable swim diapers on babies.
  • Management reserves the right to restrict the use of any toy or behavior that management considers a hazard or safety concern.

Additional Restrictions

  • No fireworks.
  • No cutting of any living trees or plants.
  • No washing of RVs or vehicles.
  • No generators running at any time.
  • No horses or similar animals are allowed on the property.
  • No bike riding, skateboarding, skating, or inline skating on sidewalks.
  • No electric bikes or carts.
  • Use of alcoholic beverages is restricted to your campsite only.
  • Please do not take the brass fittings from the hose bibs. (They are backflow preventers required by VDH. They are not water pressure regulators.) $50 charge if removed or taken off.

Change Policy

  • Changes must be made at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled check-in time.
  • Changes to reservation dates may vary according to availability.
  • Prices may vary based on availability and are subject to change. We cannot guarantee the original rate booked will be honored when changes are made to your stay.
  • To make changes to a reservation, please call during these hours: 9 am to 5 pm. Please do not email requests.

Payment Policy & KOA Reservation Cancellation Guidelines

  • Guarantee your Campsite: To guarantee your campsite, a deposit equal to at least your first night will be charged to your credit card at the time you make your reservation. Make your online reservations anytime, day or night, at You'll receive a confirmation email from the campground once you complete your reservation.
  • Need to Cancel? If you need to cancel your reservation, please call the campground before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancelation fee. Text and email notifications of cancelations are not acceptable.
  • RV and Tent Sites: 48 hours cancelation notice is required. Notify your KOA by 4 pm two days before your scheduled arrival.
  • Camping Cabins: 7 days cancelation notice required. Please notify your KOA one week before your scheduled arrival.
  • Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancelations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.
  • Holidays and special events may have special deposit and/or cancelation requirements.
  • Special Conditions may apply during high-demand periods and special events. Please check with your selected KOA for details.
  • Holiday Cancelations must be made at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled check-in time. Holiday cancelations will incur a $50 fee.

Photography Notice

Entrance onto the campground property constitutes permission for the management of Emporia Campground in Emporia, VA to photograph the visitor while on premises and to use any resulting pictures for any lawful purpose (e.g. advertising) without compensation to the visitor.


  • This campground is privately owned. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. We will not be responsible for accidents, injuries, loss of property, and loss of valuables.
  • The guest assumes all risks and dangers incidental to the activity of camping in a rustic outdoors environment, including specifically (but not exclusively) the danger of being injured by insects or other animals, of being injured while participating in recreational activities, such as hiking, swimming, or boating at Emporia Campground or of being injured as a result of inclement weather conditions, and agrees that the Emporia Campground and its owner, agents, and employees are not liable for injuries or property damages resulting from such causes.