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Cloquet, Minnesota

Cloquet/Duluth KOA

Cloquet, Minnesota



Cloquet, Minnesota
Phone: (218) 879-5726

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $40 8/2016

Latitude: 46.679726960112
Longitude: -92.440338134766

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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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
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 yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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25 Reviews

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice pool. Hot tub (the kids do use it). Laundry (3.00/load.) Clean restrooms. WiFi spotty. OK Verizon signal, 3 bars. Before accepting a site you may want to inspect it first for level, electrical, and tree branches. There are shared electric poles. We thought we had 50 amps on the pole, turns out we were only given the 30 amp plug. 50 amp was for the next site. We did relocate to a 50 amp back-in site but the electrical insulator was damaged. Sites are close together. The park needs an electrical upgrade and general maintenance. The trains did not bother us. Heard them a few times, and if you are a light sleeper it may bother you at night. Not all sites have sewer, but they have a free pump-out service. Site 5 had only 30 amp and tree branch issues and was not satellite friendly. Relocated to site 29. Easy back-in, satellite friendly, level, 50 amp. No sewer. Overall, thought it was a bit expensive for the quality of the campground, but not much else to choose from near Duluth. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Kampground Road is a private road off the main road, your GPS may not take it. Use coordinates, or name of campground. Watch pulling in 90 degree right hand turn by office. Go down a bit further and take the second drive if you have a larger rig. We camped here in our 36' motorhome.

Go see the Glensheen Mansion, worth a visit read up on the family history first!

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We came in during the storms - tornado warnings, hail and the whole bit. Overall our stay was uneventful - no major issues with the site except it was a few feet away from the neighbors and open - but during the tornado warnings the staff had everyone and their dogs come in to the main building. They worked to accommodate everyone, and that was rather pleasant!

That said, they didn't enforce things like pool rules (children were diving and being reckless) or the hot tub rules (children as young as 6 were in the hot tub!).

The grounds were well kept, clean and the bathrooms were amazing. The showers were clean, the water hot and private and the bathrooms were clean.

We were really close to our neighbors, literally feet away, and there was no dog park - you had a path next to the railroad tracks to walk dogs! There were trains that came by - we counted over 10 last night - but we're used to living near trains so it wasn't a bother for us. But if you aren't used to them, it's something to consider. Overall it was a positive experience with a few detractors that kept it from being excellent. Overall a good site, and a pleasant stop on our way. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Cost includes surcharge for 3 extra people ($12), using a tent.

Be advised that you risk expensive damage if camping here with electricity.

Other reviews have covered the basics of this campground. We found most of the already mentioned negatives not to be big issues. There were trains, but even our 2 yr. old slept through them (in a tent!). They delivered firewood to the site. It appears they even restocked us with additional the next day, at no charge. WiFi was present, but as typical for most campgrounds, virtually unusable due to demand during peak periods.

Bad electricity alone would have earned a low rating. Although they responded by sending their electrician over, there was no solution, except to move to one of two very marginal sites, where it was unknown if power was better.

Our last evening, there was a very large thunderstorm. We arrived back about an hour after it had passed. A crew was finishing up clearing a couple of downed trees that were on, but not blocking, the main entrance road. Tent had been uprooted, and the fifth was surrounded by 4" of standing water out to about 25 feet. No access but to wade. No place for the tent, except in the lake that was our site. There was no response from the staff. When I informed the office that we were leaving due to being flooded, I was met with a shrug. No offer to try to relocate, or even a show of concern. Requested final pump out was denied as the crew was busy with the scheduled ice cream social (despite storm cleanup/flooding!?!) I did later see the honeywagon pass by, and the driver agreed to stop and pump us out. Storms and other such natural things happen and this was not a disaster, much of the campground came through in great condition. In the State Park, I would have accepted it as part of camping. But when paying premium prices, one expects infrastructure that works, and a bit of an attempt to moderate the displacement of their customers. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We found the staff to be organized and accommodating. This is the only park we've stayed at where there is trash pickup service at every campsite, and one of the few where firewood is delivered neatly stacked without a plastic wrapper or tie that has to be removed. We had a full-hookup site, and all utilities were functional, with the electric pedestal showing signs of recent updating. Access roads and pads are gravel and were well maintained. Space around pads is grassy with quite a few trees. There were a number of organized events though we didn't participate. There's laundry, a store, and a game room, though we didn't use them.

As other reviewers have noted, an active rail line abuts the property. We heard several trains during our stay but did not find the noise level objectionable. Our site was further away from the line than some others, and we were sleeping inside with the windows closed. Had we been in a tent, I believe the noise would have awakened us in the middle of the night.

Sites are more closely spaced than I would like. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed only one night as we were passing thru. One of the nicer KOAs we've stayed at in Minnesota. The positives: The staff was fabulous. The bathrooms and showers were clean. I loved the game room and TV room. There were plenty of activities to keep busy. Sites are gravel and level. The negatives: Some of the campsites were small, and too close together. Our neighbor's fire ring was right outside our trailer. We had a pull-thru site, but our trailer barely fit on it, and there was no room for our tow vehicle. For a pool that small, it didn't have much space at each depth level, so kids who are not strong swimmers didn't have much space to splash around. Hot tub is nice, but very small; only a max of 3 persons allowed. Trains were LOUD (and I live near an active rail line). Reminded me of the movie My Cousin Vinny...horns blasting at all hours and woke us up. Overall it was a nice place, but I don't know that we'll stay again. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice train at 2 and again at 4, was awakened both times. Bathrooms and showers clean and nice. Very secluded, gravel pads. Had trouble with satellite. Small hot tub. Overall acceptable except for train noise. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Duluth was great! Go down to the waterfront, neat shops and eateries. Take the north shore drive for breathtaking sea scales.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night passing through. We had a nice pull through & level spot, which helped.

Friendly reception. The spa heater wasn't working but the pool was nice. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy access even though it is 13 miles south of Duluth. The drive to Duluth and the North Shore is easy. Nice, well kept park. Staff is very knowledgeable about the area and we got great tips. WiFi was some of the best we have experienced. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Minnesota Munger bike trail has a parking lot about 2 miles away. The bike trail is wonderful. The Scenic North Shore drive to Split Rock Lighthouse is a must. Also enjoyed the harbor cruise.

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Review Count: 186
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a pretty typical small KOA--expensive for what you get. They cram too many sites in the space available. If they would remove every other site, it would be fine. They have sites that are long enough to fit big rigs but only 3 sites are 50 amp full hookups, so call ahead if you need that. Sites were gravel and level. Wi-Fi worked well. Generally, it is easy in/easy out; however, a couple of limbs needed trimming and one telephone pole could pose a problem if you take the wrong path out of the park. AT&T had a weak signal and Verizon had a strong signal. The trains were pretty frequent during the day, thankfully less so at night. We'll probably stay somewhere else next time. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed staying at this KOA campground. The owners are very friendly and helpful, making sure the campground is well run. The pull though site that we were in was level, and as we were just passing through, we didn't have to unhook. The washrooms and showers are very clean in a new, modern building. TV reception was great for the main channels...more than enough for the night. WiFi was excellent at our site. Although there are tracks nearby we only heard a train once. The campground offers many activities throughout the year. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very small campground with a lot of tent sites. The RV sites are long with plenty of room between sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. Roads and sites are dirt and gravel. Showers and bathrooms are very clean. Our Verizon wireless Internet and cell phone reception was adequate. No cable reception, but our satellite worked fine. While here, we visited the Glensheen Historic Estate which is located on the shores of Lake Superior 5 miles north of downtown Duluth. Price was high since we only had 30 amp and water. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Located just a few miles from 1-35, thus fairly quiet. Some train noise, but not enough to be bothersome. Smaller sized KOA. Very clean and well taken care of. Interior roads are gravel. Sites are level with nice grassy areas with a table and sufficient room on sides and long enough for our RV and car. We were in a nice corner site #6 and had 50 amp full hookups and Wi-Fi, but no cable TV. The main building was reconstructed just a few years ago and looks brand new. The laundry and rest rooms are clean and in good shape. This KOA is in a country setting and nice for taking a walk. The owner is friendly and helpful. I enjoyed some conversation about the local area and his helpful directions to get back on I-35. We would stay here again. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

After a disastrous experience at a nearby campground I called and to my pleasant surprise found this campground had openings. What a welcome relief. This KOA wasn't right on the interstate as many are - about three miles off - and it was beautiful and welcoming. Their main lodge was just rebuilt a couple years ago. The staff was very sympathetic, led me right to my site, and made sure I got situated, delivering me firewood and kindling. Nice Kamping Kabins and tent sites. My wife and teenage daughters arrived later and we had a great time. There was an ice cream social that evening and a hayride. We will definitely be back to this campground. It is the best park of anywhere I have stayed near Duluth. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical KOA. Nice campground but starting to show its age. Has a train track running on the opposite side of the office from the campsites. Could hear train blow whistle every time they came through the area. Otherwise nice and quiet. Staff very helpful in finding alternate route back to interstate due to construction. We would stay here again. We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We were looking for a peaceful place to spend the night. The train tracks are 50 yards at best from the park and it seems like every 30 minutes another one passes by and lays on the horn. When checking in, we were greeted by a young man who mumbled the directions. I would have expected an adult to be behind the counter. Woodalls was here inspecting the grounds and they rate this place a 4. Give me a break. The clubhouse is nice, the sites fairly spacious, but the train distracts from all of the positives. Would I stay here again? No! We camped at Cloquet/Duluth KOA in a Motorhome.

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