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Rochester, Minnesota

Rochester Marion KOA

Rochester, Minnesota


Rochester, Minnesota
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Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.944366772023
Longitude: -92.348599975533

Elevation: 1132' (approximate)
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 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 yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
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 ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • 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) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • 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 ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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38 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY. Trees caught the top of our rig when we checked in, but we made it and they said they would trim them. It rained over night the site flooded with water, and the next day when leaving the trees damaged our rig. We struggled to get out of the campground and they never once offered to help. The management acted as if it were our fault and took no responsibility in maintaining the trees. My guess is they sell the walnuts and didn't want to lose any by trimming them. Unfortunately, now they will have an insurance claim because it. Nice place but I was very disappointed in the management and their lack customer service. Our experience in the midwest has been so good - I hate this put a damper on it. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

If you want to accommodate the bid rigs you have to maintain the roads to the sites.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here one night as we traveled through Minnesota. It's a pretty park with lots of trees and grass. The park is kind of cut in half by the road. The office building and some of the RV sites are on the right side of the road as you come down the street, and the pool and other camping sites are on the left inside of a fence. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. Terrific people! We had a medical emergency and one of them drove us to the hospital so we wouldn't have to pay for a taxi. My daughter loved the pool and the playground. There were several large balls and other pool toys available for the kids to play with. We camped there in a motorhome. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Big rig friendly with level sites. Showers and laundry were good. Wi-if was good most of the time. Dog park was good and bags were provided. Grass needed to be mowed inside and around the dog park. No problem with our satellite after we moved to another site. Did not use the pool. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart and shopping was about 2 miles. Easy to get to Rochester which was 8 miles. Mayo Hospital was huge and all over the city. The free subway and skyway was a great place to get around especially during winter. Lot of campers used this campground to go to the Mayo Hospital.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Despite my husband indicating we had a big rig, they assured us they could accommodate us. Not so. Not big rig friendly at all. Very tight corners in park with large boulders at corners. No room to maneuver. Front desk person was also quite surly. We would not stay at this campground again. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a big fan of KOAs but they are convenient, however, do not stop at this one. Supposed to be quiet but you hear road noise. Stayed in the back behind the office, hard to get into and out. The man "guide" was not helpful and very rude when asked questions. Also, on the last night of a three day stay the lady "guide" was trying to park at least a 30 foot pull trailer on our drivers side and had I not honked my horn he would have crashed into our mirrors and front side. They had to pull out two split rail fences so he could make the turn and pull out and leave. Very scary!!! We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dinner at local resautants are very good. Lots to see and do.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here on our way home. The campground is easy to get to and yet far enough off the interstate to avoid all the traffic noise. We had a back in site, but the site behind us was open so the host just had us drive through. We didn't even bother to unhook our tv, so we would be ready to leave in the morning a little faster. The main office and showers are across the street from most of the camping sites. It is an odd configuration, but the street is a quiet residential street with no real traffic on it. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the lower part of the campground. Lots of traffic noise. Make sure you use THEIR wood. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights. The park was very clean and was very restful in our site (which was up against the fence). The people across had a large screen TV on the OUTSIDE of their RV which was very distracting. At least they kept the sound within their site which was very courteous. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You will have to purchase firewood at the campground. The manager is very adamant that you can not bring in any wood. She wouldn't even let us bring in would that was DNR certified in Rochester! Other than that, she is very, very nice and accommodating.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We hadn't planned on staying in the area but all the parks in the area farther west were booked because of the Sturgis Bike Rally so we took a chance and dropped in here. The lady at the counter was very friendly and was happy to find a full service, pull thru site for us for the night. She guided us to our site which we really like rather than trying to find the site on our own. The park is far enough off I-90 that noise is not a problem. The laundry room was clean ($2.00 for washer & dryer). The office was well stocked with basic supplies. Wifi worked well. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

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: 127
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 30

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

We liked this campground so much that we decided to stay a second night. It is quiet and restful, though not far from stores and highways and the other aspects of civilization. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A local road runs through the campground. The office and 1o or so campsites are on one side of the road, and the remaining 35 or so sites are on the other. There are a few cabins. The swimming pool is really nice. We camped at Rochester Marion KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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: 19
States Visited: 6
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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