Albert Lea, Minnesota

Albert Lea / Austin KOA

Albert Lea, Minnesota



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

Sites: 77
Recent Rate: $34 6/2015

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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • 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

Ratings overview

46 Reviews

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CampMamaOf3

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Mike Pula

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Oriana

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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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John and Carol

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
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This is an old park and it has not been updated. The laundry was dirty, but adequate. The staff was helpful. When we asked for a new site because the trees were brushing our RV roof, they came immediately with the tools to trim the tree. Our site was fine, with 50 amp and full hookups. But the park has only five 50 amp full hookup sites and no more than 15 full hookup sites total. It is really set up for tents and small trailers coming in overnight. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Second Timers

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here two years ago and stopped again this summer for an overnight on our way to South Dakota. It is an easy on/off from I-90. We had a long, very level, grassy, pull-through site and did not have to unhook our truck from our fifth wheel, making it an easy start the next morning. The staff here was welcoming, warm and friendly and made sure to invite us to the ice cream social. They have a well-stocked store with a nice gift area as well as essentials. The Wi-Fi and cell service were excellent. We did not use the pool but it is large and looked inviting. We highly recommend a stay here. The rate quoted reflects the KOA discount. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 556
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
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Our last visit here was 5 years in October. We were here one weekday night the first week of July. We had a FHU, 30 Amp, pull through site. There are a variety of different site types: FHU with 20/30, 30, or 30/50 Amp, pull through and back-in, W&E, and no services. If you want a FHU with 30 or 50 amp, you should probably call ahead since there are only about a dozen of these. The recreational facilities (huge pool, playground, etc.) are very good. Because of that, this park is a popular weekend get-a-way for local families. The laundry is OK but the bathrooms are not adequate for a park the has a dozen tent sites and about 30 no sewer RV sites. There is no cable TV but 6 antenna stations per their handout. We had one of the few sites that are roof satellite friendly. The Wi-Fi network worked fine in our RV. Since there is nothing else at this interstate exit, there is nothing to walk to from the park. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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linway

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We usually do not stay at KOAs since we have had issues with them in the past, however, this one is nice. Spaces are large and wooded. We couldn't sit outside because of the mosquitoes but that is to be expected as the campground is surrounded by farm fields. We would stay here again. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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jc2

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
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This was an older average KOA which would suffice for a couple of days layover. The exterior of the office needs some repair and paint which would help somewhat. The dump station is on the wrong side, if your rigs hose is on the drivers side. Water pressure is so-so. Might stay again if in the area. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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Lori Buzzelli

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Borders the I-90 freeway and a corn field. The drive in was a dirt road. Arrival into park was a dirt road. They were clearly making an effort to smooth and raise the driveway into park. At check-in, we were greeted by friendly staff, encouraging us to use our points. They are the first individuals to actually ask if we wanted to use our points. Not paying attention to the reward amount, I was excited to find that we had in excess of $50! They provided us with the value kard reward booklet. We checked out the store and laundry. Adequate supplies you may need. In addition, lots of beading items. They actually made the necklaces and other jewelry themselves. Our site was #61 and it overlooked what was once a corn field. It was a pull-through, full hook up 50 amp. The roads were dirt in the entire park. Grass and a few trees separated each site. The pet run was directly across from 30 amp full hookup and 30/50 amp full hookup sites which consisted of 14 sites. Further investigation showed a play area for the kids with a mixture of new and outdated equipment. The pool area was fenced in and overlooked private property and the freeway. The restrooms/showers and laundry were well kept and clean. It appeared that they were cleaned more frequently than the posted time. The roads and grass were wet and accumulated water made areas either squishy or muddy. This is not the campground's fault. It had rained for 6 days. We flushed out our hose before hooking to the motorhome and could not get clean water to come out. It rained that much apparently. Sites were level and adequate in size. We overnighted here and would stay again if necessary. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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ghatfield

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $39.00
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This is a primitive park with dirt/grass sites and mostly 30-amp service with no sewer. And for all this luxury, they charge about $40 per night. We were assigned a spot that did not have a 30-amp circuit breaker. There was a hole where the breaker had been. It was covered with black electrical tape. Management explained that instead of replacing the breaker, their electrician used a fuse. We moved to another spot. Then the next day, while my wife was washing the breakfast dishes, air started coming out of the hot water faucet: more air than water! We found that the water faucet for our site (and several others) was the culprit. Management was very responsive, and called their plumber. Without asking, management gave us a full refund. While the refund was a nice gesture, we would rather have flawless (and full) utilities for $40 per night. We will never stay here again. If you do, make reservations: the park fills up quickly due to its proximity to I-90. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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Cantcampenuf

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked this stay-over outside Albert Lea. Level spot, good access, nice shady spots with room between them. We enjoyed the pool, play area, ice cream social, very friendly staff. We would stay here again if we travel through the area. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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Second Timers

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older KOA, surrounded by cornfields, with shaded grass sites. We had a large, level site with good hook-ups. The camp store was fairly well stocked and the laundry room, although small, was clean and convenient. There is a very large clean pool, which we were able to use despite the fact that they were redoing the surrounding concrete decking. We would not hesitate to return if in the area. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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truckerturtle

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff made me feel welcome and were well organized. Pull through site was large and fairly level. They have 50 amp but no cable TV. Received a few over the air TV channels. Very neat and well kept park with a large foot print. Plenty of room to relax. Some sites are a far distance from the pool. Garbage is collected at your site. Highway noise is not a problem. We would stay here again. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Prissy

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Well maintained and very helpful staff. We had a big shade tree on our west side which was good. We faced a corn field which was fine. Interstate noise might bother some. Sites were level and Wi-Fi was good. No cable. They said there were 6 local channels but we could only get 3. Good for an overnight stay. We would stay here again. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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cba

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $37.00
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End of the season stay. As always, pricey KOA prices but a well maintained park with nice large spaces. No cable TV and a 30 amp site. Good for a quiet overnight close to I90 and just east of Albert Lea town. We camped at Albert Lea / Austin KOA in a Motorhome.

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