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Watkins Glen / Corning KOA

Watkins Glen, New York


1710 State Route 414 (GPS address 1710 KOA Dr)
Watkins Glen, New York 14891
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Sites: 306
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.31523
Longitude: -76.90871

Elevation: 1147' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $95.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was in the lower section of sunset acres. Not sure why, considering that heavy amounts of rain were in the forecast. Campsite was like a river, yet there were others that remained empty and were on the upper levels. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F171
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $85.00
Overall Rating:

Good campground ,sites were a little small but nice, campground staff were on top of everything grounds and facilities were always clean.The area is packed with things to do and the campground has a lot of attractions ,all around good campground. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
b108
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $99.00
Overall Rating:

Campground is ok, but there are a few problems. The indoor pool was absolutely filthy - the floor & walls of the pool & spa needed brushing and vacuuming. There was some sort of brown debris on the bottom of the pool that I can only guess was diaper leakage. Water was cloudy in both pool and spa. Outdoor pool was nice but lacked a hot tub. The bad thing about the outdoor pool was that the lifeguard would kick everyone (including adults) out of the pool each hour so she could take a break. Another staff member would take over but wouldn't allow anyone in the pool - wouldn't it make more sense to certify the 2nd person? We stayed here for the extra resort activities, however the ones we wanted to use weren't open - the rock wall & zipline. Personally for the price I think the activities should be included in your stay rather than an additional fee. Restrooms were new and nice, showers could use a little deep cleaning. Sites are ok, but could use some shade. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $79.00
Overall Rating:

Well this is a KOA, so it is very family oriented & pricey. This one has waterslides, zip-line and much more, for an additional cost. We generally shy away from KOA's as they are not good value for just 2 adults. But this time we had the grandkids with us so it made sense. Our site was a level pull-thru with a concrete patio. Services were easy to access. We had a +4 hour power outage one day that left us even without water. Staff handled fairly well but could have done better. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A131
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $100.00
Overall Rating:

This is an expensive campground but we were here for 2 nights with grandchildren and they loved the activities. Kept them busy. We camped on a premium site in section A with a patio. We travel with a motorhome towing a travel trailer for an extra bedroom so in the big picture, the price was okay since it was a huge site and plenty big for both. This is our second time at this campground and should we pass thru again, our choice. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Hike the gorge trail at Watkins Glen and best on a guided hike, so much interesting info and just beautiful. Allow a day for the Corning museum, very interesting.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $89.00
Overall Rating:

This is a typical KOA resort with all of the amenities one could ask for. I would have rated it higher if it weren't for the exorbitant price. I don't usually comment on campground prices, but as a family of two, with no kids and minimal use of the family-oriented activities, this campground is an example of the need for tiered pricing based on the family makeup. Our site was level gravel and of more than adequate length. Traffic and train noise was present during the day but minimal at night. WiFi was spotty, but currently undergoing an upgrade. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A138
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The nearby Watkins Glen International Speedway offers an opportunity to drive your own vehicle on the track.This was a lot of fun and I highly recommend it.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $62.00
Overall Rating:

Arrived at 3:30 pm. Not guided to site. Man on mower proceeded to mow our site and kick up stones that we feared would damage our new coach! Really? Mowing at check in time? Bathrooms had a foul odor, and there was no hot water from the hot water faucet either in the afternoon or the next morning. To add to all this was a train in the middle of the night that felt as if it was right outside our door! This is not the place you want to spend $62 for one night! We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $89.00
Overall Rating:

I stayed at the Watkins Glen / Corning KOA for two nights while visiting the area. I found the sites well organized, clean, well maintained, with plenty of room. The staff was friendly and most helpful. The site I had was in the back of the newer section. It was a pull through site and had plenty of room for my 34 foot motorhome and my towed vehicle without having to unhook. While I did not use the amenities, the indoor pool look nice, the waterslide looked awesome, and the zip line might be exciting for kids. I would stay here again and recommend the campground without reservation. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F166
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We hiked the Watkins Glen gorge, visited the Corning Glass museum, and went on the burgers and blues dinner cruise. All of those activities were spectacular! If I had to pick one, I would hike the gorge again in a heartbeat.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in a pull-through with concrete patio and glider. Overall campground is excellent but.....check-in clerk kept telling me which site I was in, but all the paperwork had a different site. I asked her why my paperwork had a different number and she looked at me like a deer in headlights. The paperwork was correct. I planned to do some work while here but the WIFI was terrible. When I was able to connect I would keep getting bounced off. Complained about it with no response back. For a resort KOA, good WIFI should be available. Also, this was the first KOA I ever stayed at that they did not escort you to your site. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F202
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $83.00
Overall Rating:

We booked a pull thru site for 30' trailer. When they say it fits a 30' trailer that don't mean 30' 6". Sites are extremely small unless you book the deluxe site. Not much room to park your vehicle. We were on the end and the site was so small that you could not sit on one side of the fire ring without being in the road. The sites that were in the trees were so small that we saw many units with their slideouts right against the tree on one side and the awning against the trees on the other (if they could put their awning out). This campground uses every available inch of space for a campsite - many of the campsites should not be campsites. Bathrooms were very clean and the kids enjoyed the pool. Golf carts flying up the road were annoying. They had activities and nice playgrounds for younger kids. The base price only includes two adults so by the time I added 2 kids and a dog I paid $350 for 4 nights - very pricey for the size of the sites. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B68
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $81.00
Overall Rating:

Another NASCAR weekend. This KOA is a "resort", and as such, for the kids, they're almost never bored. I really have nothing bad to say about this KOA, having been here since 1989 and watched it go thru 3 owners and watched it grow. First class. It's the prices tho, that drive me nuts. I expect minor increases every year (especially for NASCAR weekend) but NEXT YEAR goes from the mid $80/day to $102/day ! But up here, for NASCAR, competition for sites is so intense ( not many cg around) that I reserve my site for next year before I throw a jack down for THIS year. 100% full...so they know they can get it...and they do. And....I will return next year. Wife is a NASCAR fan and a good cook.... and I like eating. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A section
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots to do in the area without NASCAR. Wineries, the "Gorge", Glenn Curtis Museum...just to name a few, and a VERY pleasant and scenic area.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $94.00
Overall Rating:

I really wanted to give this park a 10 rating. But I couldnt. Its a nice park. But the entire park is wide open like a parking lot. We were in the sunset acres area, and the sites were a bit bigger with patios. But there were no trees, no shrubs, nothing. Just a big line-up of RV's. The worst issue for me was the lack of connectivity. The park advertises internet access throughout the park. It was completely useless. Half the time, the access points were completely gone. When you could access them, the connection was so incredibly slow,it was useless. I know this is quite typical of RV parks. However, there was zero Verizon connectivity. When I encounter poor rv park internet elsewhere, I just fire up my VZW MiFi and use that. Nothing. Could not take a phone call reliably either. Talked to other campers on other networks, same thing. So for me, being completely off the grid is not an option. I found myself driving down to the dunkin donuts a couple of times a day to respond to work issues. Not a good thing. It made for a tough week. The bath house situation was not good. There were bathrooms near the store/office. There was a bath house in the center of the park. And there was a bathroom at the pavilion at the back area. As far as I could tell, there were only showers in the center bathroom area. So one set of showers for the whole park. The showers were clean and hot however. The activities at the park were great and fairly priced. There was a zip line, a giant water slide, jumping pillow, rock wall. Some stuff was included. Some stuff cost extra. It was all very well run, in excellent condition, and the kids had a blast. The pool was very nice as well. Clean. Indoors. The pool was a good temp. The hot tub was way too hot. However, there was very strict security to get in there. It was a bit much. We had to wear a wristband the whole week. Overall we had a good time. Its a nice park, but not ideal for us. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Sunset Ridge section
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

Every time it rained site 210 would be the drainage canal for the entire campground. Notified the office and was told nobody was around to check it out till the next day. The next day a young man showed up to analyze the problem. He looked around and said he would see what he could do.He left and never came back! 3 times it rained while we were there and 3 times I had to disconnect the hose from the RV and clean off the mud from the patio.The only other time anyone from the campground came back to my site was to rudely tell me I had to follow the rules and turn off my TV because it was past 10:30. A simple fix for the drainage would have been to put down some of the gravel that was piled up at the end of the road along the edge of the road in front of my site to prevent the water from detouring into my site..Seems like this KOA is run by kids never seen any adults around not even at the camp store. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
210
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $77.00
Overall Rating:

The park is very convenient to explore the many waterfalls and wineries in this area of the finger lakes. Watkins Glen is 5 miles from the park and sits at the southern edge of Lake Seneca and the town has all the necessary restaurants and stores. The park itself is a destination for families with children as it has many activities including a huge water slide ($$). It was very wet while we were there and many sites had standing water, but the park makes every effort to add gravel and maintain the area. The laundry facility was disappointing for a park of that size. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $94.00
Overall Rating:

Overall Nice Park, Stayed for July 4th week. Lot of kids activities, zip lines, climbing, slide, jumping pillow. Indoor pool with hot tub was nice. Lot of things to do with Racetrack right there, You will hear faint sound of racecars at your campsite when they are running but it's not bad. Our site had a concrete patio with lamppost and flowers which was really nice. Also site was long and had plenty of room. I will definitely be back. We camped at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F182
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Corning glass museum is not far and a fun trip, lake Seneca has great wine and beer tasting. and lot of fun places on the water to grab a drink or food. Also drive the glen at Watkins glen, for $25 you can take your car out on track for few laps and pictures. I will be back!

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