Rochester, Minnesota

Rochester Marion KOA

Rochester, Minnesota



Rochester, Minnesota
Phone: (507) 288-0785

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $38 5/2015

Latitude: 43.9443667720228
Longitude: -92.3485999755326

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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 yes
  • 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

28 Reviews

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joshnichols84

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

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. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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JohnMc

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

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Oregon91

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Average for us. Seemed cramped. Good for overnight only. Worth driving off Interstate for no traffic noise. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

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yesmar

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Very easy access to/from I-90, extremely friendly and helpful owners - we didn't get cookies like other reviewers did :-( Roads are paved, sites well marked. Were assigned a pullthru, bit tricky getting in and out because of tight turns due to rocks or structures (pull thrus are behind the office, back in and tents are across the street) (back in & tent area are right off secondary highway so it could get noisy during day) Our site was long and full hook up was great. Quiet, shady. Pool was popular with many campers. Big area down the road to run dogs. Camp store well stocked. Wish they had better discounts on price, but they're ruled by KOA and the price is on par with most other parks in the area. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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bob and phyl

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Very easy access to/from I-90, extremely friendly and helpful owners. Roads and sites are packed gravel, spacious sites with concrete patios and picnic tables. Our site was back in, but was able to pull through since no one in other spot. Full hook up was great. Quiet, shady. Camp store well stocked. Will stay again if in area. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

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grapeidea

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground boarded up June 2012. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

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PackerFanRick

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA has rather small sites. We got a big pull-through site even though we had ask for back-in. I was OK with that as it was a big site and the park was not full. This park does not have many large sites for bigger units. The pool was not open yet and that was one of the main reasons I booked that specific campground. The hosts were out and about most of our stay, that was nice to see. The hostess brought us cookies and a complimentary newspaper on our first night's stay. A very nice touch. The host and hostess were also very friendly and willing to answer any and all questions. Very easy to get to if you are coming into Rochester. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Mike and Darcy

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful Park, We were escorted to a perfect pull thru site, beautiful fir trees all around. Excellent WiFi. Very friendly and helpful hosts. They stopped by later to bring us warm cookies and make sure everything was good. All the typical KOA Amenities. Very little road noise. Restrooms and laundry very clean. We will definitely stay here again, when passing through this way. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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plevin

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

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for one night while driving cross country. Staff very friendly and accommodating, guided us to our site. The owner surprised us with fresh baked cookies and a newspaper, both were most welcomed. While we usually stay in national parks for the majority of our time, we would seek this campground out again when traveling through. Sites were clean and level. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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okdiver

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Most KOA's are customer friendly. Not this place. We called again and again for a reservation and could not get anyone to answer the phone. Just got the answering machine and no one would call back. Then we got through, and they had to hang up since they were busy, and promised to call us right back; and they did not. Also be advised that the 50 amp sites are usually reserved for Mayo employees and patients. Also, be advised that they have a 2 dog limit. And, they even require small door mats. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

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chrisdensmore

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid for two nights, but left a day early, with a partial refund. More about that below. Good points: Mostly nice, well-maintained, shady sites with good water, power, and sewer. Relaxing, serene environment not too close to the highway. The problems: We found the cable only offered 3 or 4 channels, and the antenna was a little better. Our biggest disappointment was the wifi. They have an adequate system, a repeater installed, but that repeater was damaged so we could not get reception at our site. The owner claimed it would be fixed that day, but later her husband said no. The bottom line is that I walked clear from one end of the campground to the other repeatedly, trying to find a solution. I was rewarded with denials, unkeepable promises, and a surly attitude. She's one of those, "I've run this place for twenty years, and I know everything" types. I could have lived for another day without internet, but her attitude just ruined my visit. Then, when she offered me my money back, I took it and headed for Wisconsin. I won't go back to the Rochester KOA again, and can't recommend it at all. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

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OnDaRoad1

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are kept up well. They had a person park us and provided wood for under our jacks because they have soft pads. There is a cable hookup that does not hookup to cable TV, but to an antenna to reach TV stations better. This did not work for us. The office lady tried to help, but was not able to get their 'antenna' to work with our system either. I think the $42 price is way too high for this park especially with no cable or any TV access. The Wi-Fi, however, worked fine. I would not stay here again at the current price. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

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kamper2

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for two nights. Not our first choice, but wanted to be close to Rochester to visit with family. Other campgrounds in the area were full. Owners not friendly at all. Dog waste in the fire ring upon arrival. Very concerned about grass being driven on, despite the fact that our site was full of gopher/mole tunnels which made it difficult to walk without falling. During peak end of summer camping season, there were only 20 campsites in use the first night and even fewer the second night. Overhead multiple conversations between owners and other guests that suggested, we don't care if you stay here or not. One individual when questioning the high price was told, "It costs $75 per night at Disneyworld and this isn't Disneyworld. Do you want the site or not?" My husband stated three times to the owner that he was interested in looking at the camper cabins, but apparently that wasn't clear enough. Restrooms were clean and well maintained, but even nice restrooms cannot make up for the overall feeling of hostility that was felt during our stay. If you are just staying one evening and don't care about hospitality, this place would meet your needs. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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mpdfitz

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Although this campground is small, the facility is in excellent condition. The grounds are well kept. The pool and showers are likewise in good shape. Full hook-ups are limited but it's close to the interstate if you're looking for a short layover. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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CarrieBearie

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Pros: Nice, park-like setting with lots of mowed area to walk dogs (and cats!). Location? (not sure how many other campgrounds were in this area) Cons: Owner OK but not too friendly, place feels like they don't really care if you have a good stay or not: "here's our KOA, take it or leave it." There's also a lot of highway noise during the day. There is very low water pressure!! Driving your rig through the campground is a bit difficult. Instead of making larger roads and wider, easier turn areas, they put rock obstacles on all the corners! We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

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