Explore Nature’s Haven: Ultimate Guide to the Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA

As we went south to Nashville on our fourth cross-country trip, we stopped for one night at the Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA. This KOA is a delightful campground in Virginia’s heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This KOA is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and families and offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and modern amenities.

Situated near the charming town of Harrisonburg, the campground provides easy access to many attractions and activities. Whether you’re interested in exploring the nearby Shenandoah National Park, taking a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or discovering the rich history and culture of the area, you’ll find plenty to see and do.

You’ll find various accommodation options at the campground itself to suit your needs, from spacious RV sites with full hookups to cozy cabins and tent sites. Amenities include clean restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities, and a camp store with essentials and souvenirs.

Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA

Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA Location

From I-81 Exit 257, take 11N 1/10 mile. Turn right onto Route 608 (Mauzy-Athlone Rd). Continue on Route 608 for 4 miles. Drive forward into the driveway at the end of Route 608.

Campground Amenities 

  • Accommodation Options: Choose from spacious RV sites with full hookups, cozy cabins, or traditional tent sites.
  • Clean Facilities: Restrooms and showers are well-maintained and cleaned regularly to ensure comfort and hygiene for guests.
  • Camp Store: Stocked with essentials and souvenirs, the camp store provides convenience for campers needing supplies or souvenirs of their stay.
  • Swimming Pool: Cool off on hot days with a refreshing dip in the campground’s swimming pool.
  • Laundry Facilities: On-site laundry facilities are available for guests staying longer or needing to freshen up their clothes.
  • Regular Activities and Events: From movie nights to pancake breakfasts and themed weekends, the campground hosts a variety of activities and events for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Things to Do Nearby 

Near the Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA, you’ll find many attractions and activities to explore. Here are some suggestions:

  • Shenandoah National Park: Just a short drive away, Shenandoah National Park offers stunning vistas, hiking trails, and opportunities for wildlife viewing. Don’t miss the scenic Skyline Drive, which winds through the park and offers breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Luray Caverns: Explore the underground wonders of Luray Caverns, one of the largest cavern systems in the eastern United States—Marvel at towering stalactites, stalagmites, subterranean pools, and intricate rock formations.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: Take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, known for its sweeping mountain views, lush forests, and charming overlooks. Stop at scenic viewpoints, hike, or enjoy a picnic amidst the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Harrisonburg Downtown: Discover the vibrant downtown area of Harrisonburg, known for its eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Explore art galleries, grab a bite to eat at a local cafe, or stroll through the historic streets lined with beautifully preserved buildings.
  • Civil War Sites: History enthusiasts will appreciate the region’s rich Civil War heritage. Visit sites like New Market Battlefield State Historical Park or the Virginia Museum of the Civil War to learn more about the area’s wartime history.

Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA Review 

Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA

We had a fantastic experience at the Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA. The campground offered breathtaking views and a peaceful atmosphere. The staff were amicable and helpful, making check-in a breeze and recommending nearby attractions.

The amenities at the campground were top-notch. Our RV site was spacious and well-maintained, with full hookups making it easy to settle in. The clean restrooms and showers were a welcome convenience, and the camp store had everything we needed.

We loved spending time at the swimming pool to cool off on hot days, and the playgrounds were a hit with the kids. The hiking trails around the campground were beautiful, offering plenty of opportunities to explore the area’s natural beauty.

Overall, our experience at the Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA was fantastic, and we can’t wait to return. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in nature or an action-packed adventure, this campground has something for everyone. Highly recommended. Be sure to check out their website and make a reservation here. 

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Have you stayed at the Shenandoah/Harrisonburg KOA? Do you have any tips for exploring the area or staying at this great KOA?

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