Walnut Hills Campground and RV Park
Located on 43 acres in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, near historic Staunton, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Creek and lake-front sites for tents, pop-ups and small trailers, as well as tent sites, cabins and long pull-thrus and 30/50 amp service for the biggest rigs. Stocked fishing pond, pool (open May through September), game room, playground, enclosed pavilion, 9-hole disc-golf course, organized activities on weekends. Free wi-fi, pet friendly. Open year-round, although only limited services November-March. Good Sam affiliate.
We're nine miles from downtown Staunton, home to one of the largest concentrations of Victorian architecture in any small U.S. city, including five national historic districts and more than 100 shops, art galleries and restaurants--all of which can be explored on foot or aboard an inexpensive trolley. The added presence of the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse, the American Museum of Frontier Culture and numerous other cultural venues placed Staunton tenth on Smithsonian Magazine's list of "20 best small towns in America." We're also just a 20-minute drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park, with their abundant hiking trails. Other nearby attractions include the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Musuem in Staunton, the P. Buckley Moss Museum in nearby Waynesboro, the homes of Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, and numerous Civil War sites, caverns, resorts and tourist attractions, such as the Virginia Safari Park.
Southbound: Interstate 81 to exit 217 (Mint Springs), right at end of exit ramp, heading west to US 11; left onto US 11, heading south, for 1.5 miles to Rt. 655 (Walnut Hills Road). Go 1 mile east on Walnut Hills Road--park entrance on left. Northbound: Interstate 81 to exit 213 (Greenville), right at end of exit ramp onto US 11 south. Go to first traffic light and make a left onto Rt. 340, heading north for 2.5 miles, to Rt.655 (Walnut Hills Road). Make a left onto Rt. 655, campground entrance will be on the right after quarter of a mile. Westbound: Interstate 64 to exit 94, left at end of exit ramp, onto Rt. 340 south. After 9.5 miles on Rt. 340, make a right onto Rt. 655 (Walnut Hills Road). Campground entrance will be on the right after quarter of a mile. Eastbound: Interstate 64 to merge with Interstate 81, then follow directions for northbound on Interstate 81.
Check-in after 1 p.m. for sites, 3 p.m. for cabins; check-out is at 11 a.m. for cabins, noon for all others. Quiet hours 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Visitors are allowed 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. but must pay additional fee of $5 that is refunded if visit is less than 2 hours. Maximum of six people per site. Pets welcome, including in some (but not all) lodging, where additional $5 fee per night is applied. No display or use of firearms or fireworks is permitted, and alcohol consumption is limited to sites. In an effort to limit the spread of destructive insects, we also ask campers not to bring in outside firewood. Maximum stay of one week for tents, pop-ups, and cabins/lodges. Limited number of monthly sites available.
Rates vary according to season, days of week and site location, but range from a low of $24 for primitive tent sites and $44 for full hook-up RV sites (summer Sundays through Thursdays) to a maximum of $30 and $52, respectively, on holiday weekends. Patio sites start at $62. Primitive cabins start at $50 a night, deluxe cabins (with bathrooms and kitchenettes) at $78 on weekdays, on up to $150 on weekends for small lodges.