Stayed at Chester Woods for the first time and it was very nice. Very close to Rochester, Mn where you can do some shopping if you'd like. We had site 41 which was very nice. The pads are gravel and level. Our site had a 50 amp hookup but no water, which was OK because we only stayed two nights. There are a lot of fun things to do, beach, canoe rental etc. It's quiet at night and very wooded. Very nice place to stay. You are also about 35 miles from Winona so if you have a student at Winona State you are pretty close for a quick stop in. Nice place we will definitely be back!
We've stayed at Bunker Hills a few times, and they are really nice. Big shaded sites. Very good big rig sites with a surprising amount of privacy. The facilities are extremely clean and kept up. There are not a lot of showers but they are clean. Nice walking/bike paths. There is a wave pool/water park nearby and it's nice that it's not right inside the campground so you don't have kids running all over. The campground is quiet, there is firewood available too. We like the area, there is a lot of places to shop and eat. It's a very nice campground right in the middle of a major Twin Cities suburb. We will be staying here again.
Pretty much what others have said about the campground. If it wasn't the only campground in the park with hookups it would be empty. Tiny, tight spots, rundown, terrible roads. The spots are incredibly small. We had no place to sit outside the camper at all. The landscaping was overgrown and weedy. We didn't have small children with us, but if you do there is no space for them to play. The lady who checked us in was not friendly or accommodating. We've stayed here a couple of times now and this will be our last. This could be a really nice location and campground if they would invest a couple of dollars in it. On the good side, next door to the campground is a really nice store. Lots of nice items, food etc.
This was our first time at Glacier KOA and we were highly impressed. The entire campground was clean, extremely well cared for, the landscaping was beautiful. We stayed in one of the premium sites which has a concrete patio, commercial grade gas BBQ grill (which they have cleaned for you), full patio table and chairs with umbrella, fire ring with nice small benches around it. The people were friendly in fact this is the first KOA we've ever stayed at that had a representative going to the sites asking how their site was and how their stay at the campground was. Very much appreciated. They have a small but clean pool, neat little ice cream shop and they serve breakfast and dinner at the grill/restaurant. Nice clean laundry facilities. The campground is very close to the entrance of Glacier National Park. The mountain and scenery in the campground was awesome! OK, I only have two negative things to say and I think they are minor. One: there was a bit of dust because the roads within the campground were gravel. Two: The Wi-Fi was not very good, my teen daughter was more frustrated with the Wi-Fi than I was! If we go out there again this is definitely where we will stay. Great campground!!!
You are a bit close to other campers and if they are the barking dog or screaming kids people it will be like they are in your campsite. They do not allow mats, which we found out when we received the 'warning' from the office folks. I can understand, they have very nice grass at the sites. Pads are gravel and level. One thing we noticed is that there is no where walk. There is no sidewalk or path to walk on. You walk on the road which is very narrow. Not a huge deal but noticeable. If you want to sit around the fire ring you are literally right next to your neighbor. Not much privacy. The town of Cannon Falls is very close and a fun place to spend a little time in. Overall nice and a decent place to stay.
We will definitely stay here again. It was clean, laid out well, everyone was very helpful and friendly. It's right next door to the Apple Valley Zoo and close to major shopping. It's hard to believe you are in the middle of a major suburb. Very nice. Firewood is available. Restrooms and showers are extremely clean. There isn't a lot for kids to do but it is a very nice place to spend a night or two.
Overall it's a decent place to stay. We arrived on a Thursday at 5:30pm and the office was closed. There was a note on the door saying our check in packet was in the mailbox by the door. Inside there was a pass key, map and date card. But no instructions as to the rules, checkout, how to hook up wi fi etc. You are kind of on your own. It was our first time there so we were a bit confused. Once settled the site was a full hookup, big, lots of trees. Pad is gravel. They allow mats. The people in the store were very helpful and friendly. Overall I would say the place needs a bit of cleaning up, lots of weeds coming up through landscaping etc. But it was a good location for our Door County visit. There are a lot of seasonal campers there. It is also right next to the Sturgeon Bay airport so if an occasional plane flying over bugs you better find a different park. I think we'd stay there again. It wasn't the nicest place but for a couple nights it was fine. The price seemed a bit high for the quality $48 a night for full hookup.