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Albert Lea, Minnesota

Albert Lea / Austin KOA

Albert Lea, Minnesota



Albert Lea, Minnesota
Phone: (507) 373-5170

Sites: 77
Recent Rate: $38 5/2016

Latitude: 43.66372735009
Longitude: -93.1841541439056

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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58 Reviews

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whereisbill

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
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Nice little KOA off I-90 near Albert Lea, MN. Big rig friendly. Modern power pedestal and good water pressure. Easy interstate access. Wifi only 2 bars at Site 65 but Wifi was good and quick. Stayed just one night while traveling through. Only negative is the park roads and sites could use more and fresh gravel. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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yesmar

Review Count: 78
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $28.00
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(april '16) Great price for a KOA - we stayed here early in the season and were offered a low-season price. Office/store is well supplied with groceries, rv needs and gifts. Owner is extremely pleasant. We had a pull thru and found all the sites spacious - lots of width and length for the really long rigs. It rained a lot while we were there and there were minimal puddles in the roadways when the rain finished. Roadways and parking areas are packed gravel, and the sites are grass. Bathrooms & showers were clean and hot water in the shower was instant. Only complaint we have with showers was there was no temp control - the dial was an on/off lever. Located right off I-90 but there was no issue with highway noise at our site. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Truck Camper.

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Vectra Travelers

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $36.00
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This was a quick overnight along Interstate 90. Easy on and off from freeway. Very much in the country, farm land all around...but it was nice and quiet. Getting to end of season, so even though we were here on a Saturday it was pretty quiet. A little freeway noise, but ok for overnight. It had rained day/night before, so a little muddy on the interior road, but not too bad. We had full hookup pull through for our 40' motorhome and tow. Sufficiently long enough that we did not have to unhook. Sites are nicely spaced between, grassy area and tree/shrub that provided privacy. We were in site 62 and were able to receive satellite reception without any problem. We would stay again if traveling this route. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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Barbie Queue

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $38.00
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Nice park for an overnight stay. Quiet (not much interstate noise). Friendly staff. Not many 50 amp sites so if you need this would be wise to make a reservation ahead of time. Nice long grass area for walking dogs. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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Flippitti

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
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Easy in and out from the interstate. Pull-thrus were gravel, flat and level with grass in between. Our full hookup pull-thru faced the soybean field. Hookups were spaced oddly - sewer was way in the back almost behind our tow, water was way in front with electric in the middle. Water pressure seemed to fluctuate during our overnight stay. Wifi was weak even though we had direct sight of the antenna. No cable. Nice dogpark. The pool was open and kids were enjoying it. The interstate was close and if you're in a tent site, you will most definitely hear it. We didn't encounter too many mosquitoes or bugs but it was a little cooler during our stay and there was always a nice breeze. Trash is picked up from your site daily which is fantastic since the only dumpster is a fair walk from all the sites. Overall it's a good overnight stop and we would stop here again. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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bluesnugs

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $34.00
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Nice older koa. Very friendly employees. Pool badly in need of powerwashing. Rules are not emphasized or seemingly enforced. Kids were running through the camp at midnight, talking next to where we trying to sleep. Perhaps a good place to party, but not as good of a place for a good night's rest. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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KKColorado

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
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Campground located off i-90, easy in and out for big rigs. Our spot face a soybean field, and was very quiet. Level gravel site, no frills, older park but clean. We used the laundry room, it was clean and adequate. The staff was very friendly, and even recommended the local pizza place that delivered to to our site for a fee! Well worth it after a long travel day! They have a fence in dog yard, which was a great for my big dogs to burn off some energy! We only stayed one night, and will stay here again when in the area. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jane-D100

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
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Easy on/off I-90. Easy check in, friendly staff. Close to the 90 but road noise not a problem. Clean, well maintained lawns. We had a long pull thru facing soybean field. Our satellite worked well. Internet a bit slow but was able to use. Would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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rolling homeless

Review Count: 282
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $36.00
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Clean and well maintained. Office personnel was young but helpful however did not warn us that the area was in a tornado watch going on. Luckily the owner came in and told us. This is a good place to stay if you are traveling through the area. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

We ordered pizza delivery from The Pizza Ranch and it was very good.

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Smunro55

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $37.00
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We came when it was pouring rain. Dirt roads and site. But other than that, site was large, not too close, trees separated sites. Easy access and drive in. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 622
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
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We stopped here after a failed attempt to get some needed parts at the Winnebago Factory in Forrest City, IO. We have been here several times in the past and chose this park again because it is reasonably close to the factory. We knew that this park has a variety of different sites, FHU, 50 Amp, 30 Amp, W&E, no hookups, etc. Because there is no cable TV, we wanted a satellite friendly site. There only a handful of FHU sites that are satellite friendly, so we had to settle for one that was just W&E. Roads and sites are gravel and a decent width. As I have noted in past reviews. this park has one of the largest pool I have seen in any RV park and that is the big draw for locals to spend weekends here. Unfortunately, we are getting toward the end of the season and the pool water was too cool for this oldie. The bathrooms and laundry are old but clean. With so many sewer-less sites, these facilities are inadequate if the park is full. Their 802.11 network was fine since the park was only about 20% full. Even then, the connection dropped once in the evening as somebody evidently started streaming or whatever it is that bandwidth hogs do when it gets dark. It is a nice park as long as you can get the kind of site you want/need.s. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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ronboett

Review Count: 135
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $33.00
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Nice KOA located between Albert Lea and Austin, not too far off the interstate, but quiet at night. The owners could not have been nicer or more helpful. Our pull thru was level and long, utilities worked well and there was enough open sky for satellite. The campground is surrounded by farm on three sides, so there was a rural feel to it. There is a long tree shaded drive into the park, pretty and welcoming. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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We drove down to Forest City,IA to the Winnebago factory and took the tour. It was fun and informative.

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CampMamaOf3

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
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We stayed at this campground in a tent, 3 different times. Each time was a good experience. I went with my husband and 3 kids. They had a nice pool, playground, and activities for the kids. The price was decent, you definitely get what you pay for. The only complaint I have is it is a little too close to the highway and we can hear the trucks going by all night. Again though, we could hear everything staying in a tent. We are staying there again this weekend, but in a travel trailer this time so it should be a different experience. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Tent.

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Mike Pula

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $34.00
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We really do not expect much for our one night stops along the highway. However, this park had especially tight sites with a number of ruts, etc. Normally do not even use the restrooms and showers, but did in this case and found them to be less than clean. However, for an overnight along the highway it met our needs. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Oriana

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
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The entrance is a long gravel drive, which provides access to an older KOA park. We spent 4 nights in a pull- through, FHU site with 50 Amps. The campground backs onto the I-90 and is otherwise surrounded by cornfields. The office staff are pleasant and check-in was completed quickly. Interior roads are gravel and are generally in good condition. The pull-through site is also gravel and must be 80'long, with the rear 60' reasonably level. The sites are well spaced apart, with grass between sites Services are good, although water pressure did drop off when the park was full. Good view of the Shaw satellites from our site and good 4G Verizon signal. Didn't use the Wi-Fi. They have excellent facilities - large swimming pool, smaller fenced pet area, shop, kid's playground and lounge. They also have a propane filling station. Might not have manicured lawns, but a great spot to stop for a few days. We would return, if passing through this area again. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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