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Jordan, Minnesota

Minneapolis Southwest KOA

Jordan, Minnesota



Jordan, Minnesota
Phone: (952) 492-6440

Sites: 111
Recent Rate: $39 8/2016

Latitude: 44.708937510908
Longitude: -93.589631428589

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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 yes
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

20 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older park with lovely trees, big sites, and lots of grass. The interior roads are narrow enough that you have to keep your concentration up, but they are doable.

We have been here 4 times and never been disappointed. Yes, it is a bit expensive, but it is close to the Renaisance Faire, our reason for visiting. They also have a huge indoor pool that is even heated, a big plus for the family we were camping with. Nice playground too. The Internet was actually usable most of the time! We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Ren Faire just a few miles north in August and September.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pleasant staff, both in office and throughout the grounds. Close to Minneapolis, and really has as many sites packed into the acreage as possible. The sites are a bit close, but the location served our needs for the short stay. Overall a pleasant experience. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Obstacles

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Nice office staff, stay only if you can get one of the deluxe sites, they are very nice. Our site was very small and could not believe they called it a pull thru. Sites are packed together on any piece of ground there. Okay for a night or two if you want to visit the Mall Of America. No cable and it`s hit or miss on getting TV . We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Amazingly, the bugs were not bad at all...because this is a heavily wooded campground. Satellite reception? Not likely. The Internet was good. Cellphone reception is also, very good. This campground is under new ownership, and needs allot of help. I would think that Minneapolis could support a great KOA. On the bad side: the dust was bad, the workers were not very friendly, the roads were in some cases overly narrow, and there are no planned activities. I was disappointed. We will not likely return. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Under new ownership. The roads are too narrow for big rigs to get through and are 2-way. Right outside the front gate are 2 heavily used trucking companies which leaves everything outside your rigs covered in dust. Staff is unfriendly, sites are un-level and internet turns off every night around 8:15. Waiting for a spot to open at the nearby casino so we can leave. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
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: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a safe place to stay for a couple nights. It's clearly from the 70's when everyone tent camped or had a small pop-up. Roads are CRAZY narrow and even experienced campers struggled. Sites are not narrow and everything looked original from the day it was built. We stayed because of the heated indoor pool, which was barely kept over freezing. Sites are uneven and staff simply pointed where to go, with little regard for customer service. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest 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: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff was friendly and helpful but did not show us to our campsite. The campsite was not level. Our picnic table was located at another site. The park roads were two-way which made it difficult to maneuver. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

The first thing I noticed about this campground was that they had recently dumped gravel in areas on the roads that I presume were in pretty bad shape. When I pulled into the check-in area my truck and trailer felt like they were going to sink. I don’t think anything was graded or tamped, just dumped. There were several areas like that in the park. Sites are fairly level, but some leveling was necessary on most sites. Grassy sites with gravel drives. I’m not sure about the pool. It didn’t appear that the water was clean…but I’m not sure if it was the pool liner or the water itself. We did not use the pool. The laundry room was clean. The person at the desk when I checked in seemed to be distracted by some “children issues” and therefore came off as being a bit curt with me. Kind of hurried me off. The printed map is a bit confusing. There are arrows showing roads as one way, but if you follow the map, you can’t get out! Most guests just used all the roads as two-way. The brochure does not reflect actuality with information given. There is no kid’s activity calendar, but they do have a playground. Very disappointed in this KOA. The one thing my wife and I were very happy with was the Wi-Fi, however we would not return. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground did not meet our expectations of a KOA, especially at the $39.49 KOA Value Kard rate. NO CABLE. Brochure indicated that we should take our trash to the dumpster. First KOA I have ever seen require such. Staff was not all that friendly. Site was not level at all. If we ever visit Minneapolis again we will seek another campground at which to stay. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Restrooms and showers were clean, but low on hot water for showers early in the morning. RV sites are somewhat small compared to tent sites: tend to feel put on top of each other. Overall, the campground and pool were clean. Advertised WiFi but only had sporadic access 2 out of 5 days. For the price and amenities, will probably not stay here again. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is off a busy highway with train tracks across from it and a chopper shop next door. If you are looking for a quiet getaway this is not for you! Otherwise it has a lot to offer including a very large indoor pool. The sites are a bit tight and the campground could use a bit of updating. The restrooms and showers were very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We decided to try this KOA for our first outing of the season. I have mixed feelings about our stay. On one hand, the hosts and employees were all very helpful and friendly. Our kids enjoyed the playground and the pool, as well as some of the activities. On the other hand, it is definitely a KOA "atmosphere" with very busy roads, golf carts everywhere, people drinking alcohol, dogs in almost every campsite (many with multiple dogs), and kids running everywhere and through your campsite. None of this being the one thing that would ruin a weekend, but it's something to take into account. It is near Highway 169 and there is quite a bit of road noise, especially after hours when the campground quiets down. The pool was ok, however the ceiling is coming down and it definitely needs repair. Also, the pool starts at 3 feet and goes to 6 (?) feet deep, which is something to keep in mind if you have young kids. One of the activities was a Saturday-evening hay ride, which we didn't do, but we got to hear/see the hayride about 10 times as it passed our camper on its' route throughout the campground. All of the hayriders stare down at you as they go by: very strange! We reserved 2 months in advance and paid for a full hook-up site, however when we arrived and were escorted to our site it was clear that we would be able to hook up our sewer line, OR use our awning, but not both. The sewer portal was at the very back of our site, and a tree blocked our awning. We asked if there were other sites available but they were booked full for the weekend. We ended up choosing the awning, pulled to the far front of the site to set up camp, and when we broke camp we had to back the camper up to use the sewer portal. Not a major problem, but I felt that we paid for a full hook-up site and technically were not able to use it as such. Since we weren't hooked up we had to be mindful of how much water we were putting into our tanks all weekend. Also, the campground has a policy against allowing certain types of dogs, one of the types being a rottweiler. A family at one of the camping cabins had what was obviously a large rottweiler and I wondered how they got past the rules, or why the management was not enforcing them. Later that weekend, we were at the playground which was near the cabins, and this rottweiler saw my dog and took a running start, broke it's collar, and ran full speed for about 25 feet barking and growling at me and my dog. The owners sat dumbfounded for a minute as I was desperately trying to keep myself between my dog and the rottweiler, before they finally came after their dog. The rottweiler didn't do anything to my dog, but it sure was frightening to have that huge dog run at you so hard it broke it's own collar to get at you. All in all, my kids enjoyed themselves, it was ok for a first trip of the season weekend, but I'm not sure we'll be back. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are very small...had to park car beside MH. The dust from the roads was horrible. We were unable to leave the doors/windows open. The dust was non-stop for a week. We were there over the holiday weekend...very busy place. Facilities are old, but clean. Advertised ice-cream social and then charged everyone. Could not tolerate the dust. Satellite is only available on front row sites between entrance and office. Trees had not been trimmed, so we rubbed limbs on both sides and top. Would not stay there again due to dust situation. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly shaded park near the Twin Cities. Closest park to Mall of America. Spaces are dirt and grass, interior roads are narrow and parking for vehicles is limited. Sites are wide enough, just a little tough to get into and out of. Personnel were friendly and helpful. Indoor pool is nice and large. Well stocked convenience store. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small but nice Park. There was some traffic noise at night since it is off a major highway. They are building new cabins that have A/C that look really nice for those interested. Owners did everything they could to make your stay a great one. They even have video rental. Playground equipment is older. We had a pull thru spot that was gravel with a cement pad where the picnic table was. We camped at Minneapolis Southwest KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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