23 Parks near Watkins Glen, New York
Sep 2016 - $55.00
The camping area is fine, a basically open area with some trees. Site spacing is decent. Sites are level and easy to get into. Wifi when we were there was outstanding, with speeds from 5-20 Mbs, the highest we've ever experienced at a campground. . Staff was very friendly and helpful. The park location worked well for our explorations of the southern Finger Lakes region and we'd return if we came here again. - Annie and Beast
Jun 2016 - $46.00
Price reflects a two week stay. Asphalt/gravel interior roads. Grass/gravel sites. Have straight back-ins and straight pull-throughs. Has two speed bumps. Quiet park. Unfortunately allows campfires and unable to have windows open much due to them. Over 100 channels of cable TV with a guide channel. Internet was great when it worked, but was slow and limited a lot. Easy in and out with a 60 foot combo. - Tallboy
Oct 2015 - $55.00
The campground itself is small and has few amenities but across the street is the park, wonderful for families with many options. A short jaunt on the crosswalk brings you to W.W. Clute Park which has a small beach with lifeguard stand, tons of playground equipment, a large pavilion perfect for a family reunion or club meetings, horseshoe pits, tons of shade, grills, picnic tables and benches with an outstanding view of Seneca Lake. The campground is also conveniently located adjacent to the Glen Harbor Marina and boat launch. Lots of fast food and full service restaurants, Walmart, and other shops are within a mile or two drive. The campground only has two showers but they are clean and equipped for wheelchair access. There are no laundry facilities but there is a laundromat nearby in town. The sites are gravel and fairly level. The WIFI is better than most and the cable brings in many stations. My AT&T service gets full bars here. Hurray! - Lucy's Friend
Aug 2009 - $38.00
This campground is poorly managed and not advertised at all. The sights are level with gravel but no sewers are available. They do have a dump station. We really like Watkins Glen and this is a nice easy parking spot but much too expensive for what it is. We were there during a major festival and all the other campgrounds in the area were completely filled yet this place only had about five sites occupied. At $20 - $25 we would be back but at $38 there are much better values in the area so we will not go back. - RalphA
Sep 2016 - $94.00
This KOA is just outside of the "main" area at Watkins Glen, on the way to Corning, NY. It's clean, friendly and has a nice pool area and outdoor play area (zip line-$, water slide-$, playground, pond, bounce pad, etc.). The sites were close together, but gave enough room to move around. One thing that was a bit off was the fire ring location. With the prevailing wind and proximity of neighbors, it seemed the smoke from the fire was basically going right into their air intake. Maybe that was just me. - lyagooshka
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We took our grandchildren and daughters camping here and had plenty to keep all the kids busy. Normally most campgrounds have one jumping pillow but this one had TWO. The campsite was a very easy pull through and took no time to set up. We will be re-visiting. - dmlord
May 2016 - $60.00
Our rate reflected a basic full hook up site. Geography at campground is mostly level and very lightly wooded. This is a full resort campground with enough amenities to keep families at the campground if they were to choose to. Our off season WiFi worked well, 3g signal on our Verizon cell phone. Professional and friendly staff. Expect noise from the local race track during day time hours. Also expect daily and sometimes nightly visits from the local freight train from across the street of the campground. Our site hookups were in good working order, noticed most power boxes seemed to be newer/updated. Most sites seemed relatively level. Interior roads & sites had crushed stone. Camp store seemed well stocked and was tastefully decorated. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Showers have plenty of hooks, space and a bench to put your stuff on. Noticed a multitude of site sizes and price ranges to accommodate the many different types of RV's. We enjoyed this campground and would certainly return or recommend this place to anyone. - mdcamping
Oct 2016 - $30.00
We arrived without a reservation but they had a site available. The park ranger was helpful. The campsites are roomy but not private. We had to move after day 1 to a different non-reserved site. Some sites are laid out with difficult back-in access but no problems if nose first. Quiet. Very close to the town but still feels remote. Electric only. - rudyhehn
Aug 2016 - $23.00
This state park is conveniently located near the village of Watkins Glen. We found the sites quite spacious although not terribly private. The bathrooms really needed cleaning. The area is beautiful, but this park would benefit with more maintenance (both daily and long-term). We camped in a loop without electricity. - MSSW
Jun 2016 - $32.00
Memorial Day May 30, 2016 Site 99 Tuesday/Wed May 31 and June 1 Watkins Glen is located on Seneca Lake with the State Park right in town on the west side. Cute town and on the Finger Lakes Seneca Wine Trail. The international race way was just west of the park and you could hear them warming up on some mornings but it was not a problem. This campground was rated one of the top five in the Nation last year and I could see why. There are six camping loops with only one Mohawk Village having electric. Bath houses were clean and there were two showers in each one. There is a dump station, water fill, playgrounds, picnic tables, fire pits and trails from the Onondaga Village loop to the Gorge itself. If you are camping your pass is good for parking in town at the Gorge entrance and for the swimming pool within the campground which is huge. There is an Inn in the park as well. There are trails and they are very hilly. Pets are allowed in the camping loops (with proof of rabies) and on many trails but not on the Gorge Trail. The two trails on the rim are allowed for walking pets and there are two small bridges that connect to the Gorge Trail. We were in the electric loop and there were many huge sites which a large RV could fit. Our loop was very quiet during the day and most nights. Walking from the entrance to the loops is all up hill. The park itself is beautiful and everyone should see part of the Gorge. In the summer for a fee shuttles from the main entrance in the village will take you to the top so that you only have to walk down. There are many waterfalls (19-24) along the Gorge Trail. In the village there are shops, restaurants and a beautiful park for picnicking, parking, boating and there might be some swimming . Seneca Lake has a wine trail with about 19 wineries on the east side and over 29 on the west side. The Finger Lake region is beautiful with rolling hills and t. - gsnakehill
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Mostly permanent residents with lots of outdoor party setups. The initial transient parking we were put in was open field in far end of park and the 30 amp power was weak and pulsating. Got moved to another slot near the office and power was good. It was too short for rv and tow vehicle. The owner/maintenance guy was very helpful. Very well stocked rv supplies probably due to number of older permanent units. Would stay here again only if no other park available. 24 hour WI-FI at office only. Good cable tv and water. - durham4926
Sep 2015 - $1.00
Vulgar Hosts, Shockingly Rude. Worst campground hosts ever. The monster speed bumps at the entrance will damage your vehicle. The owner screamed at ME for the damage, and blocked us in his property while his daughter cursed us out in front of her children. We came in peace, and left shocked and appauled. - Jeep99
Jul 2013 - $48.00
We camped here in a 38' fiver over the 4th weekend. We had marginal 30 amps and water, no sewer. First nite, someone needed our fire ring more than we did. The management seemed nice to start, but was very confrontational when my search for the dumpster was thwarted. Map does not show which road to take to get there. Once arriving at the proper road to access the ONE dumpster with a long weekend's trash, the road is gated off. Had to walk 50ft or so with all the stuff. Once there, no recycle containers. Road to dump station is also chained across entry and exit. Previous comments about massive/frequent speed bumps confirmed. Bottom line, this is a seasonal dominated campground. Only a few transient sites, most of which are "on the hill". Breeze off the lake pushes the gnats to guess where? There may be other nice campgrounds in the area, but if this is the only one with openings 1) I can see why, and 2) we'll stay home. - Sibernut
Jun 2013 - $43.00
Great campground despite the unusual access. The owners were very friendly and keen to help make a pleasant stay. Our back-in lot was easy to set-up, almost level gravel/grass with a concrete patio pad. The view from the rear of our Fifth Wheel was very pretty overlooking the lake. - Limey51
Oct 2016 - $59.00
This is a Park with two distinct areas. We're unable to comment about in the area over the tracks near the office as we did not tour those campsites. Our review is focused on the pull through sites near the state highway before you cross over the railroad tracks. Generally speaking they are grass/gravel sites. The road is hard packed gravel. The area has excellent drainage given the one night we were there. There was a tremendous rainstorm overnight in in the morning generally speaking there was very little mud and it was no standing water. It would appear that rows A and B are more defined as pull through sites. Row C is a pull through, however, then you pull out into a large field that you have to make a giant turn in order to exit. If you were at the end campsite C-1, the area immediately adjacent to your site becomes a drive-through for people pulling out from the other end. There are no facility buildings in this area of the campground. There is a dumpster at the far end. Registration can be a bit tricky. We chose after making Google satellite analysis to stop before the tracks and have someone walk up to the office in order to check in. While there is a turnaround circle near the office, it probably wouldn't be the easiest of turn with a large motorhome and a toad or a large 5er. I have to tell you that the office complex is one of the nicest architecturally designed buildings in any campground leave seen . They've created the small lounge a laundry facility very large store reception area and is adjacent to their pool. The store was minimally stocked with emergency camping supplies that one might need .
The sites when we were there were family oriented and generally speaking it was quiet. at our site power plug was in poor condition. Sewer top was missing and the pipe was angled making connections challenging. They had their Halloween party weekend and they had a band in the pavilion which was a little loud for a few hours if you weren't participating, but it certainly was a festive place. We did not see any hooliganism. - wdw
Oct 2016 - $46.00
We enjoyed the Columbus Day weekend with many seasonal folks and while there was some rain all members of the crowd enjoyed a costume party, crowd singing and a family-oriented meal with considerable attendance. - Birdieman
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is an older park but they are doing their best to make everyone's stay pleasant. We were in the front in the big rig area which is basically a big open field in site of the road. The sites that are more shaded are very tight and would be hard for a large camper to navigate.
There was not much road noise at night, though there is a train that comes through blowing its horn every weeknight about 3 a.m., so that can be a little hard on your sleeping!
But we enjoyed our stay. They have all kinds of things for kids to do on the weekends and we would stay here again. It is convenient to Watkins Glen and Corning. It is very dog friendly also. - mary mcmoo
Jun 2016 - $55.00
We tried to find good things. Stayed twice, as we reserved to stay on trip north and then return trip. Trip up we had to make do with a 30 amp, no sewer site. We agreed to that as there was a gathering of Airstreams going on at the time. The bathrooms were dark, maybe a blessing. Two showers with no privacy. The bathrooms near the pool were a tad better. Not easy access to the interstate. A winding narrow road to get there. Big rig unfriendly is the best way to describe the roads within the park. Narrow and dusty. Could use a few garbage cans around the park especially near the dog park. Lady at check-in pleasant, everyone cranky at best. Only two decent spots in the park and we were lucky enough to get one on the return trip. Dump station hard to access and receiving pipe for black water 1 foot off of the ground! Verizon spotty. If I have another choice next time through I will take it. - User1308
May 2016 - $55.00
This is the most convenient private FHU CG near Ithaca, NY. It is not well suited for big rigs and access for big rigs is difficult from RT13. You should avoid NY RT 327. It has a hairpin turn, an 8% and 6% grades. There are only two pull through sites. While wide enough for the MH you stepped off in to grass. The sites are uneven front to back and the lack of width makes accessing your steps on a slope. Two channels OTA TV. We were able to hit the Direct satellite for reception. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. With a smaller rig TT or C this would be a great park. They appear to be upgrading the electrical system in several areas. - wdw
Aug 2015 - $43.00
This park was relatively close to Ithaca, which was mainly why we chose it. There is a steep and windy (10MPH in some spots) road that leads up to it from town, so be aware. The lady checking us in was very helpful, switching us to a 50 amp site that we hadn't been scheduled for. The reason for the average rating was that there was no WiFi, no cable TV, and no local TV reception. It sounds like WiFi is in the works (and possibly Cable TV as well), but it wasn't up and running during our visit. This is a very large and spacious RV park, and the setting is very much like a park. Dead quiet - great for sleeping. - coffeetime
Oct 2016 - $23.00
Very comfortable once inside to your spot. There's a horseshoe club that meets there and the guys are really nice. The first row, which is all their seasonal folks and in the front of the park, kind of looks a little like skid row. Get past there and the place is fine. Conveniently located. - FloridaWanderers
Sep 2016 - $33.00
After reading some of the reviews on this site I feel compelled to add my two cents.
My wife and I are full-timers, and we are still doing a substantial amount of moving about, so we see a pretty good number of campgrounds. What impresses me is not the physical attributes of a camp, or how near is the closest pub, or if the satellite dish will work. One of the things that does impress me is the thoughtfulness of the host: Camp Bell has that in spades!
They anticipated my needs and were prepared, they anticipated my wants and adjusted. They are all about customer service.
The camp was immaculate, and the seasonal trailers were very well-maintained, which can't be easy.
The store was nice, and was stocked with necessities as well as locally produced souvenirs. Prices for goods and services were very reasonable, and I have certainly paid much more this summer for the same service.
Having the owner come around to the camp to see if there was anything he or his wife could do, twice a day, told me that they are serious about providing a quality experience. Finest kind of people.
While we chose this camp randomly, you can be certain we will return if we find ourselves in the Finger Lakes Region again. - J M Rowe
Sep 2016 - $23.00
The permanent people have the shade. The transients are in a big field with no shade. They do offer a package for the Corning Museum and the Rockwell museum. Corning is great, but we did not think that the Rockwell museum was worth going to. Spend your time at Corning. The bathrooms ate clean but outdated. The people at reception could have been a bit nicer. - har-fl
Aug 2016 - $30.00
This campground is located in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The owners are wonderful people. I give this park an excellent rating on them alone.
The park has several level pull through sites on gravel. The electric and water utilities are in excellent working condition and properly located. They don't have sewer at site. Owner will pump out full tanks. Each site has grass lawn with fire ring and picnic table. The are several back in sites available also.
There are two large ponds with free peddle boats for campers use. The park also has free WiFi that works quite well.
The owners are constantly working on improvements and maintenance.
They have installed a dump station which was usable on our visit but is still under construction.
The campground is located near several New York State wineries, beautiful Keuka Lake and the picturesque village of Hammondsport. We will go back next summer. - petendoll
Aug 2015 - $30.00
A gem in the woods. Entrance road and sites graveled. Sites have W/E only, no dump station (maybe next year). Owner will dump you anytime you want at no charge. Quiet...No TV, No cell, No WIFI. Owners were busy everyday keeping up with the grounds. I'd stay here again, in a New York minute. - maineman
Aug 2012 - $25.00
We camped here in our RV for 5 days. It is an exceptionally clean park. The owners are very helpful and friendly. They have two private ponds for fishing with paddle boats available. It is close to many nice wineries and just outside of Hammondsport. This is a new campground and the owners are steadily adding improvements to what is already a very beautiful, quiet setting. - A Florida Villager