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Virginia RV Parks: The RV parks in Virginia You Want to Visit!

Many RV parks in Virginia are quite attractive. They do their best to lure a traveler off the highway and induce him to bide awhile in this interesting state. Unfortunately, my wife and I were able to sample the flavor of only one Virginia RV park, because when we rolled through the state, we felt the need to hurry north to see my elderly dad before that opportunity was foreclosed.

We would like to return to Virginia, and see a few of the many wonderful sights -- and wonderful Virginia RV parks -- that we missed.

Karen and I came through the state about midway through a 30,000-mile adventure we had undertaken in search of our country and of ourselves. The trip, which began in the Pacific Northwest, is recounted in my book, In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.

We had rolled north on Interstate 81 from Tennessee, through a driving rain into Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The country was pleasant, with lots of rolling farmlands. The Blue Ridge Mountains lay to the east, and prosperous looking farms with dairy cows and angus beef cattle surrounded the highway. It struck me that we just as well could be in the Catskills as the Blue Ridge. This might be the South, but the country looked more like New York than like the Carolina coast.

We finally stopped for the night near Staunton, VA, and pulled into the:

Walnut Hills Campground. This RV park provided paved and gravel interior roads, 134 gravel sites, 44 of them pull-throughs, 68 with full hookups and the rest with water and electric, wireless Internet access, cable TV, laundry room, groceries, RV supplies, LP gas, pool and recreation hall. Fishing was available in a lake on the property.

If you’re considering exploring any Virginia RV parks, I hope you’ve found my observations helpful. If you know of any other RV parks in Virginia that I should add to this list, e-mail me at

To read a great book about life on the road, including my travels through some of the great RV parks in the Northeast and Southeast, grab your copy of In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.