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Rochester / Marion KOA

Situated in southern Minnesota, the RV campgrounds of Rochester/Marion KOA give guests the opportunity to easily explore several states in the Midwest region including Iowa and Wisconsin. This prime location allows visitors to the area to get a true sense of the beauty and majesty of the Midwest. And to make you stay even more comfortable, you can enjoy RV camping at Rochester/Marion KOA thanks to their many amenities. No matter which kind of RV rental you choose, you will be able to accommodate it with the campground’s 30 and 20 amp electrical service full hook-up sites as well as the 50, 30, and 20 amp electrical service full hook-up sites.After your days of exploring the rivers, lakes, and forests of southern Minnesota, you can come back to the campground and clean off at the restroom and shower houses and take care of your laundry on-site. You can then relax by the pool if you’re traveling during the summer months or enjoy a leisurely walk down the nature trail.As you continue your Midwestern expedition, you may come to find that you forgot something at home. Luckily enough, your home-away-from-home at Rochester/Marion KOA has an on-site camping store where you will likely find what you need. But be sure to bring a Frisbee for those early nights in, because the KOA has its very own disc golf course.



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

Just a short drive down the road is Great River Bluffs State Park in Winona, Minnesota. Lining the banks of the Mississippi River, Great River Bluffs is an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy a quiet escape. You can take a stroll along the Mississippi River or traverse through the preserved prairie lands. If you’d rather sit back and enjoy the beautiful landscape around you, you can travel up to one of the bluff overlooks and scan the skies for some of the Midwest’s best bird watching.Just over the Mississippi River into neighboring Wisconsin is Five-Mile Bluff Prairie State Natural Area in Pepin, Wisconsin. The park offers a bizarre combination of landscapes. You can enjoy the 300-foot river bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River below as you stroll through some of the preserved prairies of the region. If you’re traveling to the Midwest in the winter, you can enjoy the hiking trails as they convert into cross-country skiing trails.Those looking for something a little out of the ordinary can head south to Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park in Preston, Minnesota. You can take a tour of the re-created historic town of Forestville and learn more about the early settlers of the area. Or instead, you can take a tour of the Mystery Caves and the various cave pools that have also formed over the centuries. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can take a lantern tour of a section of the cave that is not as readily accessible as the scenic parts of the cave.

Explore the City

Those who want to experience a little bit of history can visit the Mayowood Mansion. Built by Dr. Charles H. Mayo (founder of Mayo Clinic) in 1911, the 38-room mansion and gardens are now open to the public. You can tour the home, wander through the grounds, and enjoy the various works of art and antique furnishings from all over the world.Art buffs will enjoy spending some time at the local Rochester Art Center. The RAC hosts a variety of rotating exhibits that interpret and depict modern society. You will get to see contemporary works of art from living artists who are working to make an impact in the world around us. If you’re lucky, your travel plans may align with a workshop or even an art class.For those traveling with children, a day spent at the Minnesota Children’s Museum is a day very much enjoyed. This multi-floor museum welcomes children of all ages to engage, learn, and play with the interactive exhibits. You can pretend to be a spy as you make your way through a laser maze, enjoy the giant play structure, learn about how a town works in the pretend city, and enjoy the art studio spaces. There are so many more exhibits and learning spaces to enjoy that you may run out of time before you run out of opportunities.Just like every RV camping excursion, you will eventually need to restock and refuel to keep the RV rental journey going. Luckily enough, there are plenty of options to get what you need in and around the town when you book an RV in Olmsted County.After your day of exploring the Midwest, you are going to want to replenish your energy, and here you'll find just the thing: hot dish. This casserole dish consists of a meat, vegetable, and soup mixture topped with tater tots. You will definitely feel full after a homemade (or diner-made) hot dish.


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Find the perfect RV for Rochester / Marion KOA

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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.