23 Parks near Watkins Glen, New York
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
Sep 2015 - $47.00
As others have mentioned, location is the main draw for this RV Park. It is an easy walk to Walmart or into town, and across the street is a small park right on the lake. We walked our dog there daily and he loved to get wet at the little beach. The RV park itself we found to be rather cramped and unattractive. It's basically rows of RVs on a grassy field with not much spacing between them (though we have definitely seen smaller sites elsewhere). They have lines spray painted on the grass and you need to park within those lines. Unfortunately for us, staying within the lines meant the front/side of our motorhome was smushed into the tree on our site. We had someone trim a few branches so we could open our door, but we couldn't open our awning at all. Our fire ring was all the way at the front of the site, right next to the road, which was strange. Most of the sites are occupied by semi-permanent trailers and fifth wheels (and a few mobile homes) that appear to get intermittent use (e.g. weekend visits). The WiFi worked decently during the day, and we had strong Verizon and AT&T for evenings and weekends. Given the high price ($55 daily or $47 weekly) we found that the "near town" location didn't make up for the averageness of the campsites/campground. If you really want to be walking distance from town and don't mind somewhat cramped sites, this may be a good option. - LifeRebooted
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
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
Apr 2016 - $53.00
Beautiful park would definitely stay again. The park itself has so much to do, you could just go to get away, but it was too cold to do anything outside in April.
Only problem, was the laundry area was too small. The equipment was old, there was no change machine. The dryers were 25 cents for 5 minutes! After using $10.25 worth of quarters, I ended up with undried laundry everywhere in the our rig. Not pleasant.
Lot spacing was spacious with some shade. Site surface was concrete pad, gravel and grass, featuring a fire ring, picnic table and patio - Disneydonna25
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
Aug 2015 - $32.00
Beautiful park with wonderful scenic hike through slot canyon gorge. Park is older, needs some trees trimmed and some removed. Trees on the CG roads require 90 degree turn into sites and not wide enough to maneuver tow vehicle. Little maintenance at sites, ie: cig butts. Very busy with many campers partying, music and lots of smoke from campfires. - Blue Highways Traveler
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
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 - $45.00
Our second stop here and it will be our last. Loud music, yelling and general party atmosphere with no regard to the 11pm quiet hour. We were in the front pull-through area (really, a big field with no shade) and the loud party seemed over at the clubhouse, some distance away. Parking was confusing and generally we didn't enjoy our stay at all, especially considering the price. No thanks, we'll choose somewhere else next time. - 2ColliesInACan
Jul 2015 - $53.00
Spent one night. Site was pretty level. Staff were friendly. Park was clean. Mostly seasonal a but separate area for short term. We camped in the open field to the west of the railroad tracks. - Hartleyfam
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
Aug 2016 - $33.00
We paid extra because it was a race weekend at Watkins glen and we couldn't use Passport America. We saw that they had a heated pool so we paid the extra money to stay here. The pool was very cold! Needless to say, we didn't go in. There was no cable TV available at our site ($3 extra) and WiFi was so much per hour or daily rate. It is an older park with mostly permanent trailers, but there were quite a few pull-throughs for overnighters. It's easy on/off I-86 so it was convenient. I don't think we would stay unless we could use Passport America, since their "heated" pool doesn't seem to be heated as advertised. The pool area had a good bit of junk laying around, empty sunblock spray, old socks, etc. - Ginny H
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Camp Bell CG is an older facility. This campground is a good base from which to tour the western part of the New York Finger Lakes wine region. The overwhelming majority of units on the premises are seasonal campers and they occupy nearly all sites that have any amount of shade. The sites set aside for transient campers are in a large, grassy open area at the rear of the grounds. Sites here are fairly level side to side and a good many of them are pull-throughs. Interior roads are gravel and in excellent condition. There is no separation between you and your neighbor, however the CG management is thoughtful enough to not put two units next to each other if possible. Check-in was quick. The campground store has basic supplies plus souvenir items. We stayed mid-week and even though there are a good number of other campers here, it is very quiet. There is sometimes a bit of traffic noise from nearby I-86 but we did not find that offensive. Grounds & buildings are clean and well-kept. Sewer is not available so we made use of the bath facilities for showering. Water pressure was not overwhelming but acceptable, with plenty of hot water. The shower stalls could benefit from having a grab bar, plus a small seat to use while changing out of and into your clothing. Fixtures are clean however the showers are in need of repair. One stall had no shelf and a broken clothes hook, a second stall's shelf was in need of repair, and a third stall was missing the plastic knob on the mixer faucet handle (the faucet was usable). Basic WiFi is free, but suffered from periods of very slow loading. You have the option of upgrading connectivity for a nominal fee. Access to the dump station is easy. Not a destination campground but an economical choice if your goal is to explore the area. Rate reflects two in our party. We would stay here again. - RamWagon
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Ed and Carmen are great hosts. Ed recommended great local places to eat.
The sites were level and had great satellite reception. The area for the seasonals was very neat and clean. I wish they had some 50 amp service, and would be glad to pay extra for it, but the price is a good value for every thing you get. - johnwadams
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