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Rochester, Minnesota

Rochester Marion KOA

Rochester, Minnesota



Rochester, Minnesota
Phone: (507) 288-0785

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $41 7/2016

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 no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • 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 ?
  • $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 ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 ?
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
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in a 38 foot motorhome towing. We needed help getting in and leaving. The internal roads are torturous. The spots are level but short and very close together. There are acres of grass around them though. The highway is close but not noticeably noisy. This is NOT big rig friendly. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Small park and very tight spaces. Scratched our coach, and I just watched a motorhome pull out next to us that hit large rocks with their toad. Trees need trimming. Site not level. Staff very huffy and unhelpful. We will not come here again. MOTORHOMES STAY AWAY. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
69
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: 9
States Visited: 4
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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
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: 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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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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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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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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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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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 13

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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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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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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