Sunday, April 24, 2022

Walnut Hills Campground & RV Park

 This turned out to be the farewell voyage of the DogHse. We were visiting our son in Staunton, VA and decided to visit Walnut Hills Campground. It is just a short drive off I-81 and the road is very easy traveling.


This campground sits in the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Mountains with streams, a lake and plenty of ducks. 


That evening, Matthew joined us for supper, and we enjoyed catching up with him over hot dogs and beans. 


After dinner we just enjoyed the campfire and smores.



Saturday, we went to Matthew's home and started a remodel project to close a hole in one of his walls. While there, we were visited by our daughter and her family. That evening the moon was so beautiful rising over the tree line, and we just enjoyed a few minutes of 'staring at the moon'.

Sunday morning was Easter Sunday and we dressed for Service at Providence Baptist Church. We worshiped with our son and then spent the afternoon with the Yocum Family. On the way to the Yocum's, we drove through downtown Staunton. At one of the intersections was a giant watering can and Amy was able to get a picture of it.


That evening, Amy and I enjoyed quiet time around the campfire. We were so full from lunch that we did not even get hungry until around 8pm. Instead of roasting marshmallows, we roasted meatballs over the fire and dipped them in BBQ sauce. 



Monday, we woke to sleet hitting our roof. I was really nervous about our upcoming drive down Afton mountain. We hitched up and took it very cautious on the road. We witnessed over a dozen vehicles in the center ditch in a 2 miles stretch. Once we were down the mountain, the temperature started rising and the ice and snow was gone.


We made stopped in Lynchburg and had lunch at Cracker Barrel, and Nicole and Ruth were able to join us.


  • Check in was really easy and if you come in after office hours they leave your paperwork in a covered kiosk at the gate.
  • Campsite were easily accessible.
  • Bath house was very clean and easily accessible. There are individual showers. The ladies shower room was separate from the restroom and the mens showers/restroom are combined.
  • Campsites on the lake side are wide enough to park a vehilce beside your camper. Campsites on the opposite side of the driveway are not that wide. You may have to park in the parking area above the campsite (see below). Our camper is at the bottom left, and the truck is in the parking area above.

  • Nice fire rings