2 Parks near Rochester, Minnesota
Aug 2015 - $39.00
We stayed here because the campground we had planned on staying at was flooded due to all the rain. I think we lucked out. There are two sections to this campground. Deluxe & Basic. We stayed in Basic. Both are fine but if I had a choice I would pick the deluxe. Basic has crushed rock streets, no patio & often no picnic table. Deluxe has black topped streets, patios, & picnic tables. Deluxe sites are longer. The office manager was very friendly. This park is near Mayo Clinic. Many campers stay here while at the Clinic for tests. There is a taxi service to the Clinic (for a fee). We were able to get Satellite & over the air signal. - Connie's Co-Owner
Aug 2015 - $38.00
Great location while visiting Mayo Clinic. Shuttle offered each day. Very clean restrooms, showers, and laundry. Mayo is not a place you want to be, but if you're here, this is a great location. We had a nice back in site with some shade towards the back. Would definitely chose this park if I return to the Mayo Clinic. - smitty12
Aug 2015 - $38.00
We only stayed for a few nights while passing through the area. The campground is clean and the host was friendly, but there's not much to differentiate it from many other RV Parks we've been to. There are two sections, the old "deluxe" section with paved road and some treed sites, and the new "standard" section with gravel road and no trees. Having not been there before to see the difference, we paid extra for a deluxe site but there was nothing "deluxe" about it. Fairly narrow, no trees, and the small grassy lot we did have was steeply sloped so it was not really usable. We felt that the "standard" (and less expensive) sites were larger than our "deluxe" site. The WiFi worked pretty well most of the time, but we did have problems occasionally. AT&T and Verizon both worked fine. The park is very dog friendly, with plenty of room to walk dogs inside the park, as well as nearby neighborhoods for extended walks. There's a large grassy field in the back of the park with a small pond... we walked our dogs there once but we ended up with lots of mosquito bites so we didn't return to that area. It's only a few miles to town, making shopping and other errands simple. We'd stay here again if passing through town, but it's not someplace we'd likely choose for an extended stay. - LifeRebooted
Jul 2015 - $62.00
Worst camping experience ever.
1. The owners were very rude and not approachable.
2. They hounded people constantly about driving on the grass (while driving on the grass himself with his golf cart).
3. Wood was for sale in the office for $7 a bundle (small bundles of construction lumber). We were yelled at for bringing in our own (DNR certified) wood.
4. Pool is only open from noon until 9 pm. It also must be at least 72° for the pool to open. When we arrived at the park the kids wanted to go to the pool, but were denied because it was only 70°. Swim diapers are not allowed for infants in the pool. Children must be fully toilet trained to enter the pool.
5. The sewer hook-ups are all the way at the front of the pad, but you need to back the trailer in all the way to fit on the pad. You need a 30-40' hose to reach on most trailers.
6. Campground is very close to the highway and there was a lot of road noise.
7. Price was too high for the amenities.
8. Office, store, bathroom, showers are across the road from the camping area. No bathrooms anywhere near the camping, pool or tents.
9. The campground was about 1/2 full on a July weekend. I understand why now that I have been there.
My biggest complaint is about the owners/hosts. When I check-in to a campground, I expect a certain level of customer service.
Luckily we had a good group of friends, so we made the best of our stay. I would NEVER stay there again. I used to think fairly highly of the KOAs, but I will not stay at one ever again. I would rather stay in a vacant alley. - MankatoJohn
May 2015 - $38.00
Pros - park is extremely well kept, staff member personally guided us to our site as well as backed us in. The store seemed to be stocked very well and was just across the street from the sites. When purchasing firewood ($7/bundle), staff member delivered wood to site. Pool, small playground, small leash-free dog area and three disc golf baskets are available for recreation.
Cons - not very private, all sites are very close together, no trees or anything to maintain any privacy. Campground is very close to the highway, so there is a lot of highway noise throughout the day. Staff seemed slightly abrasive. No hiking trails available.
Overall - pretty good spot if needing a place to stay overnight, perhaps when passing through. Would not recommend if staying for more than one night, or if you really want some privacy. - joshnichols84
Sep 2013 - $39.00
We found this to be a very clean and well maintained park. The owner was very pleasant and helpful. Has a very well stocked campground store. The laundry room has new machines and is clean and well furnished. We will stay here again when passing through this area. - JohnMc