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Watkins Glen, New York

Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park)

Watkins Glen, New York



Watkins Glen, New York
Phone: (607) 535-4438

Sites: 110
Recent Rate: $46 6/2016

Latitude: 42.3840668876814
Longitude: -76.8601369857788

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

28 Reviews

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C5
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Best place to get fuel is Dandy's Mini Mart in Burdett, NY. Three miles northeast of the campground on Hwy 79. Lots more room and safer for vehicles pulling trailers and for motorhomes then any of the stations in Watkins Glen. Wal-Mart within walking distance. Food vendors at the park across the street on different days, plus a farmers market on Wednesday afternoon. Lots of state parks in the area for hiking. Liked Watkins Glen State Park the best.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A-3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Watkins Glen State Park is about 1-2 miles from the campground right in town. If you are a racing enthusiast don't miss out on visiting the Gran Prix track (NASCAR), Watkins Glen International.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

If location is your first priority, this is the place to stay. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, next to a beautiful park on the lake, walk to Walmart, quiet, clean, dry wood for campfires so no smoke, pet friendly, level sites. No real negatives. They do have lots of seasonal people and the spaces are a little snug if you have several big rigs in a row but we loved the location and the peaceful quiet at night so we will return. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B7
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

On the Seneca Wine Trail, Watkins Glen State Park nearby

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 51

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The pizza place a few blocks away (Jerlando's) was excellent (be sure to get some garlic knots too), and the Chinese take-out (Lucky Star) in town was also good.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Location, location,location says it all. Downtown Watkins Glen you can walk to most everything. Site was solid, flat, roomy and quiet at night. Tv, WIFI and Cell service. A beautiful park across the street adjacent to the deepest Finger Lake (Seneca) you can walk to your hearts delight. I would/will stay here. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are tight with little to no shade. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained but old. Mostly seasonal rentals but they were all friendly. Close to the gorge, the track, the wine trail and downtown. We would come back if in the area. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is mostly fully of seasonal or long term campers. Many of the sites have permanent wooden decks but are well kept. A few have small refrigerators and plastic storage compartments outside. The seasonals also take up the best sites that have a view across the street of Seneca Lake. There is no pool here. You need to cross the street into a nice park that has playground equipment, picnicking and day use to go swimming in the lake. The roped off area is very rocky and mucky (no sandy beach here). The bathrooms are older but clean. WiFi was pretty useless and would not stay connected. However we had been warned at check-in that they were having problems with the WiFi. Cable TV was fuzzy. Fortunately there are only a few small shade trees so no problems with our satellite TV. Easy biking distance to town and Watkins Glen SP. Expensive for what you got, but not much choice in town since the State Park can't accommodate big rigs. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground sits directly across the street from the south end of Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen. It is a convenient location for exploring wineries and other Finger Lakes attractions. The sites are not overly spacious, but adequate for our 3 slides and awning. The road through the middle of the campground leads to the town boat launch, so was busy, especially on the weekends. Lots of seasonal sites here, mainly in one section, all were well kept. This park is a good value and convenient to town. Walmart is just across the bridge, about a 5 minute walk. The town is about a 10 minute walk - boat tours, restaurants, ice cream, shops, etc. Our Sprint cell phones had strong signals, the Wi-Fi worked well. We would stay here again. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park right on the end of Seneca Lake. Good size park with a lot of very neat seasonals. We definitely would like to be seasonal here too. Since we were traveling, we only stayed 3 days. We will be back. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is reasonably well maintained. Staff is friendly and helpful. Hookups, Wi-Fi and CATV all work well. Water pressure is high so bring a reducer. Strong Verizon signal and easy satellite setup. Sites are a little smaller than I would like. Marina is adjacent. There are many long term residents though they seem to keep their standards up. A few rigs are older, but none are derelicts and there was no rowdy behavior. Town is an easy walk away. Bottom line is, if you are coming mainly for the camping experience then this is probably a bad choice. If you want a decent, full hookup home base to explore Watkins Glen and the tourist attractions around it Clute should do nicely. My rate is based on a monthly stay. They also have weekly and daily rates. If I'm in the area again I will stay here. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are looking for a "State Park" feel, this is not the place for you. The RV area is a bit of a field, with a few young trees planted here and there. However, the non-camping part of the park makes up for this in spades! It is right on Lake Seneca, with a large clean waterfront, and great picnic areas. The park is fairly quiet, but centrally located. It is a 2 minute walk to WalMart, a 10 minute walk to town, and a 15 minute walk to Watkins Glen, which you MUST SEE! We stayed 3 nights and never needed a car. We were in site A9, at the back. All was good, except cable was fuzzy and Wi-Fi a little spotty. Definitely going back. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This community owned park is a good place to stay. There is little for children to do on site, but being in walking distance to the town with all there is to see and do, that shouldn’t be too much of a draw-back. Most of the sites are not shaded or private but they are spacious. Many seasonal sites but well-kept. The staff was wonderful, helping us to check-in, find our site and give tips on where to shop, eat, sight-see. We didn’t use the shower/restroom facilities. We stayed for 10 days. The WiFi a little slow but dependable and many cable TV stations. We drove through the local KOA and would much prefer to stay in this park. It is a public park (not gated) so there is some local traffic going through the main road, mostly boats on trailers going to and from the marina—but there are speed bumps and they keep their speed down. I would recommend this place. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A great park which would've rated a '10' if they had a pool. Super location, CATV, WIFI, and check-in people. Beyond doubt the very best community-run facility we've ever encountered. Given the beauty of the finger lakes region, our enthusiasm for NY wine and the quality of this park, we'll be back. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

As with previous posters we're rating this CG a 10 for location, as well as the superior staff. They were very friendly and helpful with information about the wineries, things to see/do, etc. The convenience of the lake/shops/town all within walking distance was great. The sites were level, but not overly spacious and/or private. VERY easy to get in/out of the sites. We stayed here 5 nights and would easily stay here again. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice city park right across the street from Seneca Lake Park. Full Hook-ups, cable TV, pull throughs. Showers were very clean and roomy. Lot's of things to do in the area, and walking distance to town. We would stay here again. We camped at Clute Park Campground (W W Clute Memorial Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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