RV Parks & Campgrounds

Albert Lea / Austin KOA Journey KOA

3.4 Stars 3.4 - 10 Reviews  $$$$
(507) 373-5170
84259 County Rd 46
Hayward, Minnesota


Water, Electric, Fifty Amp, Sewer, Wi-fi, Pool, Pets allowed, Tents


August 12, 2021 - reviewed by Mark Westphal
3.0 Stars   
Not a KOA I need to rush back to but it worked. Campsites were a few feet more spacious than normal which was nice, but the park still has drainage issues and holes that need to be fixed. The sewer hookup in our particular site was far away as well as uphill and our sewer pipes already are low, so that was less than enjoyable dumping experience. The actual dump station was less desirable than trying to make waste flow uphill. Interstate noise is prevalent like many KOAs. Playground area was for little kids-my 7 year old was not impressed with the Little Tikes equipment. Pool was out of service as well.

January 14, 2021 - reviewed by Bob W
4.0 Stars   
Sites Need A lot Of Work
We stayed here in September 2020. Had the pull thru in the corner by the corn field. These sites by the corn field are very unlevel. My rear drive tires were almost completely off the ground. Dirt site. Grounds looked well kept. I would stay here again. Wasn't bad maneuvering my coach and trailer through the park.

October 6, 2020 - reviewed by Paula O
4.0 Stars   
Not Bad
Stayed for two nights. I little disappointed our site didn't have water. All the other sites did for some reason ours did not. Large site, big beautiful shade tree. Would stay again for a weekend get away. But I don't think I would want to stay for much more then that.

July 27, 2019 - reviewed by Emma
4.0 Stars   
Clean & Easy
Staff was friendly and facilities were clean. The pool is bigger than most KOAs and all typical KOA amenities were better than others on this trip so far. Easily located directly off I-90. Property showed evidence of flood damage and campground clearly needs drainage work. Very muddy after rain. Great spot for passing through.

June 6, 2019 - reviewed by Paintman
3.0 Stars   
Basic KOA
Stayed one night in a pull through nice pool and staff. No paved roads or sites. The sites are wide and room between if good. The sites need more gravel especially on the entry and exit to the pad. After a rain it is a mud hole. The sewer connection on our site is at the entry end and utilities are in the middle. Don’t understand why parks do this. Makes for a long sewer connection for a Motorhome with a car. Adequate for one night but will look for something better next time.

July 8, 2018 - reviewed by J Timlick
5.0 Stars   
Heading North
This was the best KOA we've ever stayed. The spaces were large and well maintained with large shade trees. Everything was clean and in good working order. Obvious signs of past heavy rains, but working on repairs with new gravel. Minimal traffic noise but certainly not an issue. Some sites with full hook ups. Those were sold out so we had electricity and water. Dump station on site and easy to access. Nice, well maintained pool. Bathrooms and laundry great. Bonus: visit SPAM museum in Austin and make time for SPAM sliders at B & J Tavern.

September 5, 2016 - reviewed by Dave
2.0 Stars   
A Little Disappointed
Adequate for 1 night. Very noisy freeway. No sewer hookup. Staff was nice and helpful.

August 3, 2016 - reviewed by Karen
3.0 Stars   $$
Standard KOA
Nothing special. .. noise from highway was not too bad but might be a problem if that's an issue for you. .. restrooms and showers need updating but fine for an overnight stay

May 12, 2016 - reviewed by Camp Newbies
1.0 Stars   
Mud was ridiculous! Won't stay there again. Clean restrooms, but dated. Showers start strong & hot, quickly fizzle & cool. No one else using showers at the time. Not a fav place.

July 27, 2015 - reviewed by Camping Terriers
5.0 Stars   
Great Overnighter
Some reviewers noted mud and dust. It's CAMPING. We called as we were getting in late. Staff was very friendly apologized for the rain and mud, and left a map with our name on it and another apology in a note. As if it's their fault it rained. The site was grassy, high and damp. Yes, road is muddy. Power pedestal is new, clean, new breakers. Ground tested functioning properly. Water clean and tasted good. Already had pressure reducer mounted on spigot. Entrance ramp to I-90 less than 0.5 mile away.

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