Walnut Hills Campground and RV Park

484 Walnut Hills Rd
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 337-3920
Location: 38.04802, -79.09941

IN THE HEART OF THE SHENANDOAH
Three miles off I-81 and just minutes from historic Staunton, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah Nat'l Park. Long pull-thrus, shady creekside sites, cabins. Free WiFi and digital cable, swimming pool, fishing lake. Pet friendly.
Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
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Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Mobile Sewer Service
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Spaces Available (126)
Width (30)
Max Length (110)
Gravel Sites (126)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (63)
Water (63)
Electric (63)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (30)
Pull-thru Size (30 x 110)
Back-ins (30 x 50)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (110)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Trash Pickup at Site
Tent-Only Sites (11)

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (13)

Tenting

Covered Area w/Picnic Table

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
4 Devices supported per Overnite Site
126 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved/Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Groceries
Cable
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (13)
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Lake
Swimming
Wading Pool
Fishing
Body Of Water (Kerplonken Lake)
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Game Room
Planned Activities
Playground
Outdoor Games
Pavilion
Frisbee Golf

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Hiking
Rock/Mountain Climbing
Fishing

Discounts

On-Site Rentals

Cabins and lodges with varying configurations and amenities from rustic to deluxe: electric fireplace, cable TV, linens, propane grill, kitchen, bath, serve/cookware and covered porches. All have electricity, heat/air, fire ring, picnic table. Most are pet friendly.

Cabins/Cottages/Tiny Houses

13 Rentals Available
Sleeps 6
Daily Rate $50.00 - $160.00
Full Bathrooms
Partial Kitchen
Pets Allowed $
Linens Available $

Customer Reviews

Walnut Hills Campground and RV Park
Avg Rating 4.18out of 5 stars 4.5 out of 5 stars  (11) Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

sondkr

Reviews: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2019
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Assigned a site at check in, marked on map. During set up 3 cop cars came in fast to the park, didn't make you feel safe. Finished setting up, then someone from ofc came out & said we're in the wrong site, we had to move to the next door one, that someone had reserved the 1 they put us in. I showed them the map & that we were assigned to that space. Mind you, we're 44' 4 slides & staying 2 nights. So we moved. Turns out the people who came into the site stayed hooked up & left after 1 night. (I think the ofc actually assigns, it would have been much easier after a hard day of driving to not have to go through all the work of moving). I asked for an adj/discount because of all this & they refused. Price is high, 44 for water/elec. I had rec 2 receipts emailed to me with GS disc. After we left we got another one for an additional 9+. They subtracted the disc. I called & asked why they said my # wasn't valid. I gave them the correct one. (I wasn't asked for a # at check in). Inside driving is hard for big rigs & you can do damage from trees. Plus signage is not great once you're in the turn around area.
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The Knight

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2019
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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We were coming back home from camping trip to Tn and needed an overnight stay. We had passed the Walnut Hill campground many times on our trips but never had camped here before because it is kind of close to home, only two hours away but this time it was late and we were tired. Called them on the cell phone late in the afternoon and the said they would have a site. The gave us great directions we got there just before sunset. The fixed us up with a great pull through site and we stayed the night. We didn't use any of the facilities there but it what we saw was well kept and clean. An added excitement was the fireworks show that evening which was incredible. We would recommend this campground to everyone.
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The Wilsons

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: May, 2019
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This is a beautiful campground, interesting layout, very well-kept, nice plantings and lots of trees. The campground was well-located for access to Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Natural Bridge. It was easily reached from I-81, yet just far enough away for quiet. Campground personnel were friendly and positive. Our pull-through site was big enough for our RV and towed car, with room to spare. We don't have dogs, but there was a nice, big fenced dog park for them. All in all, a good experience, and we would go there again if we were in the area.
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TomCam

Reviews: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2018
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Very nice park. Well maintained.
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Member

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2018
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I want to be fair to this facility. We rented a trailer site and 2 Deluxe cabins. The facility is attractive and clean with a nice pond and other good recreational facilities. The man who drove the kid's train ride around the campground was super nice and interacted well with the kids. Pump out service, when available, is well managed and appointments are kept. Now the bad stuff. One of our cabins had bed bugs. Unfortunately, this discovery occurred during a time when most staff were engaged in repairing a water system issue. Nevertheless, an employee responded quickly and was quite sympathetic and apologetic when she arrived. However, there was no attempt to assist the family in finding a room at any other accommodation (motel) and the campground was sold out. 10:30 PM and no place to spend the night with two elementary age kids. Luckily I was able to go on line and find a room but with no help from the campground. The next day, we went to the office to talk about any cost reimbursement that might be possible. The manager had been primed to give us a take-it-or-leave-it offer and was clearly expecting trouble. We were met with a scowl and curt responses, even a denial that the bed bugs were there in spite of still and video pictures. Their offer was fair on the one hand and the least they could do on the other (reimbursement for the two nights the cabin was unoccupied and immediate return of the cleaning deposit). Later that day, the manager and owner witnessed the family washing/drying the bed linens and said nothing or offered to help in any way. We visited with other campers who had had bad experiences with the management over minor issues. I am force to give them a low rating despite the attractiveness and condition of the facility because you can expect no assistance and a lot of hostility if anything goes wrong.
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grandma0942

Reviews: 44
Helpful Reviews: 30
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Date of Stay: August, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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We were very impressed with the campground. It is located relatively close to the Interstate but we never heard any highway noise. The layout of the campground is very unique and makes good use of the terrain. Our site was on the hill overlooking most of the campground and the lake. We had a very spacious, level site that was full hookup. There is a section of the park that is on the flat and intended as an overflow area or late arrival area as campers arriving after dark could have difficulty traversing the campground roads. The ducks and occasional heron make one realize he/she is truly out in the country. After checking in, we saw very little of the staff as we had no reason to seek them out. The restrooms were immaculate and obviously cleaned frequently. when we checked in, we noticed that the campstore appeared well-stocked. We would and will visit again.
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Wayne Z

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
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Date of Stay: March, 2017
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We stayed for 2days, 3 nights while visiting family in the area. Large, level pull through, full hookup site. Had to disconnect water at night as the weather was below freezing, had 2" of snow the morning we left. Staff was helpful, and kept checking that everything was ok. Restrooms clean and well stocked, Park was neat an clean, pool was not open due to the time of year. Booked our next visit for during the summer, looking forward to it.
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mikebreeze

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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I tent camped here about 15 years ago. Took the RV here as part of a multi-day trip in VA. About 150 sites, nice fishing lake (I got some nibbles but did not catch anything), very friendly staff, all the typical KOA amenities. The only 2 short comings, in my opinion, were that the lower cable channels were fuzzy (I had this same issue at another KOA elsewhere in VA) and the sites around the lake were a bit tight. Other than that, I thought that this was a nice campground and will probably return some day.
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wannabervin

Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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We had a great time at this campground, located near Thomas Jefferson's Montpelier estate. The campground's highlight feature is its large lake, with several back-in sites along one side. We had one of those. Several other sites overlook the lake from a hillside. Fishing is permitted, and there is a bunch of ducks who will visit your site if you provide food, which the camp store sells. The only downside was a bit of duck poop that landed on our outdoor carpet! We visited on a weekend that provided funds for a charity that sends kids to camp. One of the fundraising activities was "candy bingo," which was a lot of fun. Additionally, the staff was very friendly.
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Lost Traveler

Reviews: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7
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Date of Stay: October, 2015
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We stayed here for one night each on the way to Va. Beach and back the last of Sept and first days of Oct. The hosts/staff were very nice. The sites were clean and fairly level.. The campground itself was very well kept. The shower house was clean. They have very nice pond. If I had a negative, it would be that from our site(126/114), the shower house was a little far off. Since we only stayed for these two evenings, we didn't get a full fill of the campground, but our vote is it's very nice.
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RDopf

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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The camp grounds and facilities are very well maintained. We especially liked the campsite we were provided. It had it's own wooden deck and a great view of most of the site. Since we travel with our 4 legged family members, we made use of the dog park. The people utilizing the park took care not to leave poop and the area was well maintained. The staff was very attentive to our needs and we assume the rest of the campers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.
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N-bnd: From Jct of I-81 & US-11 (Exit 213), S (R) 0.2 mi on US-11 to US-340/Stuarts Draft Hwy, NE (L) 2.5 mi to SR-655/Walnut Hills Rd, N (L) 03. mi; or S-bnd: From Jct of I-81 & White Hill Rd (Exit 217), W (R) 0.4 mi on White Hill Rd to US-11, S (L) 1.5 mi to SR-655/Walnut Hills Rd, E (L) 1 mi (L)

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