Staunton / Walnut Hills KOA

Area Attractions

Cultural and Historical * Nature * Farms and Orchards * Wineries and Breweries * Shopping * Dining

Cultural and Historical

American Shakespeare Center and Blackfriars Playhouse

Built as a replica of Shakespeare's home theater, the Blackfriars Theatre in London, the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton is the home of the American Shakespeare Center. This company of talented actors performs classics by Shakespeare and other playwrights and tours nationally. Learn more about showtimes and tickets here.

Frontier Culture Museum

A living history museum that celebrates the contribution of early English, German, and Irish settlers (as well as West African slaves) in Virginia, the Frontier Culture Museum also holds events throughout the year. Learn more here.

James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland

Built by James Monroe, Ash Lawn-Highland is a working farm, historic site, and performing arts site. They offer special events throughout the year and rent out for weddings and meetings as well. See what's happening here.

P Buckley Moss Museum

Known as one of America's greatest living artists, Patricia Buckley Moss displays her paintings of life and the Shenandoah Valley, as well as religious and other topics, at this beautiful home in Waynesboro. Learn more about hours and the collection here.

Staunton, VA

Nicknamed the "Queen City of the Shenandoah Valley," Staunton is the perfect example of small-town charm. Most famous for being the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, Staunton also has a busy cultural life as the homeplace of the American Shakespeare Center and Blackfriars Playhouse. While here, also consider visiting Gypsy Hill Park to feed the ducks and swans. For more information on things to do in Staunton, click here.

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Designated a UNESCO World heritage site, Monticello is known for its neoclassical architechture. Initially a tobacco plantation, Monticello transitioned entirely over to wheat before Jefferson's death in 1826. Find hours of operation and more by clicking here.

Walton's Mountain Museum

Known for its emphasis on family values, "The Waltons" tv series was popular in the 1970s and focused on a Virginia family during the Great Depression and World War II. See exhibits featuring replicas of sets and a 30-minute video about the show. Learn more here.

Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Presidential Library

Visit the birthplace of the 28th President! Wilson was an unique and controversial leader, both an advocate of women's suffrage and the president who segregated federal employees by race. Learn more about visiting his birthplace by clicking here.

Virginia Horse Center

Hosting a variety of equestrian and agricultural events, the Virginia Horse Center is the place to learn about and see horses in Virginia! Learn more about their events, including competitions, at their website.


Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive

The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive are the Southern and Northern sections of the same road, respectively. Known for their stunning views, especially during peak foliage time (generally in October), there are numerous hiking opportunities along these roads. Visit their websites to learn about closures and other alerts.


Virginia is lucky to have tons of local caverns to explore. Endless Caverns, Grand Caverns, and Luray Caverns are all a short drive from the campground and feature stunning natural beauty.

Crabtree Falls

One of the tallest waterfalls East of the Mississippi, Crabtree Falls is a medium-difficulty hike ending in a stunning view (seen above). Here's some information on the hike itself, as well as guidelines for planning your visit.

Massanutten Four-Season Resort

This scenic mountain is home to a year-round resort offering an indoor/outdoor waterpark, skiing, a spa, golf, and fine dining. Plan your visit here.

Natural Bridge

An amazing natural arch of limestone; visitors must pay to view the bridge from below. There is also some hiking in the area. Learn more here.

Virginia Safari Park

This is the only drive-through safari park in Virginia, featuring giraffes, zebras, watusis, ostriches, and more, you'll have the opportunity to feed these animals from your vehicle. This zoo also has a walk-through area where visitors can view tigers, play with birds, or feed domestic animals. This zoo is open March - November, but you should visit their website for more information.

Farms and Orchards

There are so many farms and orchards in the area that we couldn't possibly list them all here (although we do have a list in our office of some of the best). Here's a sampling of what's growing in Augusta County.

Hillside Acres Farm - 1800 Spring Hill Rd, Staunton

Phone: 540/886-5945

Blackberries, strawberries, and tomatoes are available freshly picked - or you can go out in the fields and pick them yourself! Open Sunday through Saturday, 8am - 7pm, although you should call to check availability. Payments accepted by cash or check.

Middle River Farms - 1744 Weyers Cave Rd, Grottoes

Phone: 540/249-5430

Uses integrated pest-management practices to produce pumpkins, strawberries, grass-fed beef, and pasturized chicken eggs. The farm features a refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school trips, and RV rental. Finally, they offer a corn maze through September and October. The farm is open Monday through Saturday; payments accepted by cash or check.

Pebble Hall Wildflowers and Herbs - 11 Pebble Hall Ln, Weyers Cave

Phone: 540/421-7698

Flowers, herbs, spices, and lavender are available pre-picked (or you can pick them yourself). The farm is open Monday - Sunday, May to October 31, and payment is accepted by cash or check.

Polyface Farms, Inc - Pure Meadow Lane, Swoope, VA

Phone: 540/885-3590

Beef, eggs, broilers, poultry, and rabbits are available here, although only on Saturdays between mid-December and the end of February. In the summer, farm tours are available. Check their website for detailed directions; all payments accepted in cash only.

Troyer Nursery - 66 Conner Rd, Waynesboro

Phone: 540/932-7363

Strawberries available May through June, although you should call for availability. Closed Sundays; payment accepted by cash or check.

Wenger Grape Farms - 4094 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Waynesboro

Phone: 540/943-4956

Concord and Niagara grapes are available August to mid-September as pre-picked or U-pick. Payments accepted by cash.

Wineries, Breweries, and Cideries

Just as there are a ton of fantastic farms and orchards in the area, there are even more wineries, breweries, and cideries in the area. This list is a limited sampling of those within 30 miles of our campground - there are many more that are not currently listed.

Learn more about Virginia wineries and vineyards here.

Afton Mountain Vineyards - 234 Vineyard Ln, Afton

Phone: 540/546-8667

Open Wed - Mon, this vineyard has events throughout the summer months and tastings year-round.

Albemarle Ciderworks/Vintage Virginia Apples - 2545 Rural Ridge Ln, North Garden

Phone: 434/297-2326

Continuing Virginia's proud heritage of hard cider, Albemarle Ciderworks offers seven varieties of artisan cider (six for tasting), a beautiful view, and many types of events, including book-signings, live music, and more.

Barren Ridge Vineyards - 984 Barren Ridge Rd, Fishersville

Phone: 540/248-3330

Located on a former apple orchard, Barren Ridge is located less than 10 miles from our campground! Open daily for tours, tastings, and picnics.

Blue Mountain Brewery - 9519 Critzer Shop Rd, Afton

Phone: 540/456-8020

Open daily, the Blue Mountain Brewery offers a lovely tap room to taste their beers and tours of the brewery itself. Events (such as live music or trivia competitions) also take place year-round.

Bold Rock Hard Cider - 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford

Phone: 434/361-1030

The winner of Charlottesville Weekly's Best Cidery Award of 2013, Bold Rock boasts free cidery tours and tastings and is open daily.

Devil's Backbone Brewing Co - 50 Northwind Ln, Lexington

Phone: 540/462-6200

Offering award-winning beers of all varieties as well as music and other events, Devil's Backbone is a must-stop for any beer-lover.

Old Hill Hard Cider/Showalter's Orchard and Greenhouse LLC - 17768 Honeyville Rd, Timberville

Phone: 540/896-7782

Open Wednesday through Saturday, Old Hill and Showalter's offers three types of ciders for tasting.

Pollak Vineyards - 330 Newtown Rd, Greenwood

Phone: 540/456-8844

Located near scenic Crozet, Pollak has just celebrated its ten year anniversary. Join the fun with their Friday night concert series or for a tasting sevven days a week.

Queen City Brewing Ltd - 834 Spring Hill Rd, Staunton

Phone: 540/213-8014

Whether you'd like to brew your own beer, vint your own wine, or sample theirs, Queen City Brewing would be happy to help! They also offer a variety of sodas to mix and match.

Red Beard Brewing Co - 120 S Lewis St, Staunton

Phone: 804/641-9340

Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, this brewery offers small batches and a taproom that seats 40.

Rockbridge Vineyard - 35 Hillview Ln, Raphine

Phone: 540/377-6204

A beautiful winery that offers live music some weekends, Rockbridge is about 15 miles south of our campground. Unable to take home as many bottles as you'd like? They may ship to your home state.

Veritas Vineyard and Winery - 151 Veritas Ln, Afton

Phone: 540/456-8000

Offering events all year-round, including a masked ball in December and a Valentine's Winemaker's Dinner, Veritas offers rich wines in at scenic Afton Mountain and is open for tastings daily.

Shopping and Antiques

We can offer you a more complete listing of local antiques stores and museums in our office, but here's a sampling of places available in nearby Staunton and Stuarts Draft.

17 East Beverly Antiques - 17 E Beverly St, Staunton

Phone: 540/885-1117

Open: Mon - Thurs, 10a - 5p; Fri & Sat, 10a - 6p; Sun, 1p - 5p

Antique Fire Engine Museum - 500 N Augusta St, Staunton

Phone: 540/332-3886

Open: daily, 8a - 8p

Eavers Classic Cars and Collectibles - 402 Folly Mills Station Rd, Staunton

Phone: 540/337-1126

Open: daily, 9a - 5p

Stuarts Draft Antique Mall - 3304 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Waynesboro

Phone: 540/946-8488

Open: Mon - Sat, 10a - 5p; Sun, 12p - 5p


Depot Grille - 42 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton

Phone: 540/885-7332

Open: 11a - 10p, daily

Donuts Delight - 2717 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft

Phone: 540/337-2526

Open: Mon - Fri, 6a - 1:30p; Sat, 7a - 1:30p

Edelweiss German Restaurant - 19 Edelweiss Ln, Staunton

Phone: 540/337-1203

Open: Tues - Sat, 11a - 8p

Kathy's - 705 Greenville Ave, Staunton

Phone: 540/885-4331

Open: Daily, 7a - 8:30p

Mill Street Grill - 1 Mill St, Staunton

Phone: 540/885-0656

Open: Mon - Thurs, 4p - 9:30p; Fri & Sat, 4p - 10:30p; Sun, 11a - 9p

Brunch on Sundays, 11a - 3p

Old Schoolhouse Restaurant - 116 Draft Ave, Stuarts Draft

Phone: 540/337-2333

Open for lunch: Tues - Fri, 11a - 2p

Open for dinner: Thurs, 4p - 9pm; Fri, 4p - 10p; Sat, 3:30p - 10p

Sanzone's Italian Restaurant - 2897 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft

Phone: 540/337-3373

Open: Mon - Sat, 11a - 10p; Sun, 12p - 9p

Scotto's Trattoria - 2691 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft

Phone: 540/337-5000

Open: Tues - Thurs, 11a - 9:30p; Fri & Sat, 11a - 10:30p; Sun, 11:30a - 9:30p

Will deliver to the office at the campground!