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Albert Lea / Austin KOA

Having a good time isn’t a problem when you're RV camping at Albert Lea/Austin KOA; there's plenty here to keep you busy. At this family-friendly place, you can bring the whole crew to enjoy a seasonal swimming pool (open from the end of May to the beginning of September), playground, basketball court, horseshoes, walking trail, R/C track, and planned craft activities for the kids. You don’t have to worry about losing contact with the outside world, as you will have access to Wi-Fi throughout the RV park. You won’t have to go far for resources either, but you can also purchase propane and firewood on-site, so you can save a couple of steps.While camping at Albert Lea/Austin KOA, you'll have access to sites with water, sewer, and electrical hookups. Whether you need 20, 30, or 50 amp service, you should be able to find a spot to accommodate the Hayward motorhome rental. When you need to freshen up, this campground has you covered too, with showers and laundry facilities.The beauty of motorhome camping here comes from more than just the campground, with many options for adventure when you book an RV in Freeborn County. You are just a short drive away from some interesting attractions. Few amusements are more unique than the one and only SPAM® Museum. Shoppers from all over the world come to shop at the Mall of America, just a 90-minute drive north of Albert Lea/Austin KOA. Plus you can enjoy the variety of amazing natural and historic locations nearby. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure or a great place to relax, camping with an RV in Minnesota is a nice way to go.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Minnesota is home to many grand adventures to enjoy from the comfort of a rental RV, like exploring the over 1,500 acres of Myre-Big Island Park in Albert Lea. Travelers can visit in time for the spring and fall migrations, or perhaps in the winter to see the glacial esker. Traverse through a variety of landscapes including marsh wetlands, oak savannas, and prairies. You will find trails of all shapes and sizes spanning over 20 miles with options for hiking, biking, and even snowmobiling when conditions permit. You can also find campgrounds and interpretive nature programs here.Another spot you might be interested in touring is the Quarry Hill Nature Center found in Rochester. The beautiful atmosphere you can find here features historic sandstone caves, a limestone fossil quarry, and oak savannas to explore. While you venture over the eight miles of trails here, you can appreciate views from a scenic overlook of downtown Rochester, and check out markers along the way detailing the park's history. Kids and parents can have a ball fossil hunting at one of the two quarries. Try some fishing at the pond, or grab some binoculars and check out some of the most wonderful birds around.You could also make your way over to Rice Lake State Park to add another layer to your nature experience. You will be hard pressed to find a better spot for canoeing in the area, especially with a variety of waterfowl migrating throughout the year. A five-mile trail will give you a nice and easy hike around the park across prairies, woods, and lake trails. You could fish nearby, stop at the warming house if you visit in the winter, or have a nice picnic near the playground while the kids work up an appetite.

Explore the City

There’s something intriguing about visiting the SPAM® Museum in Austin while enjoying the area in a campervan rental. You won’t be disappointed with the trip back in time here. You'll learn about Spam’s influence on history from the interactive exhibits you can find here, with info and plenty of unique spins on recipes. Spam isn’t the only food to enjoy in the area, with many twists on American cuisine offered in the region.If you are looking to get back to nature, the Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo in Owatonna is a solid stop. It's a great place for the whole family to enjoy, with over 150 different creatures to observe. You can see alligators up to 12 feet long and pythons that reach even farther for multiple memorable moments. Feeding salad to turtles and checking out the daily shows like Everglades Encounter are among many other interesting experiences you can find here.Then you can bring everything together with a bit of history during a visit to the Freeborn County Historical Museum. This place has plenty of rich history to dive into along with a village and a library to explore. The kids can check out the Children’s Learning Lab to get their historical fix and keep that sense of awe nice and fresh. The library is an excellent way for more seasoned researchers to find something interesting.A vacation in Minnesota isn’t all about relaxing with nature, and RV camping at Albert Lea/Austin KOA is a great way to see it all.


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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.