Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA-Tips For A Great Camping Experience

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Last Updated on September 13, 2021 by Lori

The Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA in Broadway, Virginia has all the amenities campers look for in a campground. The campground is Big Rig friendly and has tons of activities families love when camping!

Located just four (4) miles from I-81, The Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA is close to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive and makes a great stopover location for RV travelers.

Shenandoah Valley Campground Reservations

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Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA Entrance Welcome
Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA Entrance Welcome. Photo by L. Andrews

As we were planning our nine-day road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, we had decided that we wanted to camp in different campgrounds along the way and not stay in the same campground on the way back home as we had stayed in on the way down.

The location that was best for a stopover would be about the same, so we started our research for another campground in the Shenandoah Valley.

We chose Outlanders River Camp in Luray, VA, for the way south (and absolutely loved it! See my review!)

KOA Harrisonburg, VA

After reading other reviews, we decided to try Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA in Broadway, VA.

The campground is categorized as a Holiday KOA, so we knew it would be busy with lots of activities for kids, but had full-hook-up sites and was close to the highway.

We made an online reservation in January for a July stay and chose a full hookup back-in site.

Where Is The Campground Located?

The Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA is conveniently located near the highway – but not as close as you might think!

drive to KOA Shenandoah Valley
Drive from the highway to Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA. Photo by L. Andrews

After exiting the highway, you may be surprised to be driving along a winding road, past farms and pastures, until you finally see the sign for the KOA.

In fact, if I hadn’t seen a post on the campground’s Facebook page, I would have been looking for the entrance right along the highway!

It was a pretty drive though as we headed to the entrance to the KOA.

Entrance to Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA
Road Entrance To Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA. Photo by L. Andrews

Check-in begins at 2:00 p.m., and there is plenty of space to park your RV while checking in.

RV parking for check in at Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA
Check-in area for RVs at Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA Broadway, VA. Photo by L. Andrews

The staff was friendly and helpful letting us know there was free coffee every morning, and you can order homemade pizza to be delivered right to your site! (and we saw many campers taking advantage of this service!)

Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA Campground Map

We were assigned to site #31 – a full hookup site as requested.

Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Campground Map

We followed these cute signs posted along the campground roadways to get to our site.

Site directions at campground
Cute RV site directional signs at the campground. Photo by L. Andrews

As we pulled up to site #31, we immediately saw that this was an enormously long site for our 23 ft Jayco travel trailer!

Definitely a Big Rig site!

RV site 31 at Harrisonburg KOA
RV Site at Harrisonburg KOA. Photo by L. Andrews

The site was long and narrow and since we had a smaller sized trailer, we needed to back to the end of the site because we were afraid that our sewer hose wouldn’t reach – even with the extra hose!

While there was a lot of room at the front of the site where the picnic table and firepit were located, we prefer to sit under our awning, so we moved the picnic table closer to the stairs.

Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA
Site #31 Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA. Photo by L. Andrews

This didn’t leave us much room to put our chairs – but we didn’t mind.

If we had a larger trailer, the site layout would have been perfect!

Site #31 also overlooked one of the cabin patio areas. If the cabin campers had been trying to relax on the patio and were using the fire pit or grill, we would have been looking directly at them.

Deluxe Camping Cabin Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA
Site #31 overlooking Deluxe Camping Cabin. Photo by L. Andrews

Lucky for us, the campers were part of a larger group of RVers and didn’t use the patio area.

Is The Campground Pet Friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at the Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA for an additional fee.

Buddy Golden Retriever at Site #31 Broadway Virginia KOA
Buddy our Golden Retriever Loves Camping! Photo by L. Andrews

We enjoyed taking Buddy, our Golden Retriever, for walks around the campground, which also has a Dog Park and a Dog Wash Station (which I haven’t seen at many campgrounds!).

Dog Park Shenandoah KOA Harrisburg
Dog Playground Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA. Photo by L. Andrews

Campers were very friendly, and we met many who camp at Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA every year on their way south and then stop again on their way north.

This made sense as we saw quite a few campers who did not even unhitch for the night and were gone early the next morning.

Shenandoah Valley Campground Cabins

If you’re looking for cabin camping, the campground offers Deluxe cabins (full bath, tub & shower) or a camping cabin with no bathroom

Camping cabin Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA
Camping Cabin Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA. Photo by L. Andrews

Deluxe Cabin (Full Bath With Tub & Shower), Patio

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bed – Bunk Bed Set
  • 1 Bed – Full Futon/Sleeper Sofa
  • 1 Bed-Queen Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Cable – Over 20 Channels
  • Partial Kitchen
  • Full Bath with Tub & Shower
  • Pets Allowed (additional fee)
Camping Cabin area at Harrisburg Shenandoah Valley KOA
Cabins at Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA. Photo by L. Andrews

Camping Cabin (No Bathroom)

  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • 1 Bed-Bunk Bed Set
  • 2 Bed-Full Futon/Sleeper Sofas
  • Bring your own linens
  • Cable-Over 20 Channels
  • Partial Kitchen
  • No Bathroom
  • Pets Allowed (additional fee)

Popular Attractions Near Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA

VA Museum of the Civil War, 300-Acre New Market Battlefield & Jacob Bushong Farm

We were camping in the area for two days and had already been to the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive on our way south, so we decided to take a drive to the VA Museum of the Civil War, The Jacob Bushong Farm, and the 300-acre Battlefield

New Market Civil War Battlefield Virginia

There is a self-guided tour of the 300-acre battlefield, farm, and walking trails; plus the outside area is dog-friendly and was great exercise for our golden retriever!

The cost for the self-guided tour is $7 for Adults & Seniors; $4 for Youths.

Things To Do Near Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA

Games and Community Firepit at campground
Games and Community Fire Pit at Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA. Photo by L. Andrews

Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA Important Information

12480 Mountain Valley Road

Broadway, VA 22815

800-562-5406

Website: Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley KOA

Campground Amenities

  • RV camping (full hookup 50/30 amp & W/E only sites)
  • Camping Cabins
  • Ten camping
  • Check-in time: 12 noon for RV and Tents
  • 10 a.m. for Lodges & Cabins
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park & Dog Wash Station
  • Free WiFi
  • Trash pickup at the front of campsite
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Community Pavilion & Fire Pit
  • Fishing Pond (catch and release)
  • 24-hour laundry
  • Free Coffee every morning
  • Saturday Crafts For All Ages
  • Home Made Pizza delivered to site
  • Ice and Fire Wood delivered to site
Harrisonburg KOA Campground Game Area
Game Area Near Campground Office. Photo by L. Andrews

RV Camping At Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday

The Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday is a very popular and busy campground with tons of activities for the kids!

RV sites are large and fairly private, and we enjoyed the full hookup site.

You can see the staff working hard to take care of all the campers’ needs.

The campground was clean, quiet, and well-maintained. We couldn’t have asked for more in a campground.

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