Watkins Glen State Park

     


Watkins Glen, New York
Phone: (607) 535-4511

Sites: 305
Recent Rate: $19 9/2014


Latitude: 42.3702828785142
Longitude: -76.8748216400147

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 11
  • Good 8
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

20 Reviews

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pkd31780

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large sites with plenty of shade. Nice restrooms/showers. We camped in a Class C so we come and go with our unit. Left for a few hours and when we returned our chairs, table and camp wood was stolen. Very disappointed that a fellow camper would do this in a state park. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Motorhome.

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rphs111

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. Stayed in the loop with electric. Some sites can be tricky with bigger rigs. Stayed here in a 26' RV and had no problems. Bathrooms were nice with fully tiled showers which appeared fairly new. Staff was very helpful. Had a large limb come down in a storm between sites. Staff came the next day with a lift to cut it down. Pool is nice with plenty of room. Best is that town is at bottom of hill with great restaurants and a Supercenter Walmart. Plenty to do in area. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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tdslsmo

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We were really looking forward to camping here and enjoying the gorge and falls, but were really disappointed with the campground overall. The restrooms/shower houses were absolutely filthy and disgusting. This campground has a lot of potential but is poorly run in my opinion. The swimming pool is very nice and large which was a plus. And the gorge and falls were really neat to see. But it gets very crowded in the campground and surrounding areas. Been there, done that, and won't be back (at least to this park). We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rooroosmama

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

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park. We like wooded, shady campsites, and that is what you get here. We stayed in site 91 on the Mohawk Trail loop. Our motorhome is 33 ft, and the sites on the electric loop limit to 30, but we were able to fit. The trick is in getting into the sites, as the sites themselves are plenty roomy. The roads are narrow with lots of mature trees. For some reason the direction they have you take onto the loop puts you at the opposite angle for backing into the site. We were there during the week with little traffic so we went the other way on the loop each time we returned from an outing, and it made it much easier to back in. There were no "one way" signs, so we felt okay about doing that. Hiking the gorge is a MUST - and bring your camera. We also had a boat tour of Seneca Lake from Capt. Bill's - dogs can go for free! Also visited the Corning Museum of Glass - highly recommend! Pool was nice and also free. Another plus was the 2 parking lots at the entrance to the park. As campers we had free use of the lots which was so handy since we do not tow. We could drive the motorhome down and park in the lot then explore town, etc. from there. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Motorhome.

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Joe525

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice State Park! walking trails to the Watkins Glen Gorge connect right to campground. Very nice although a little tricky for bigger RVs. Had trouble getting in and out with a 30'TT and an extended cab full size bed pickup. Needed help from camping neighbors to navigate my way out. The loop was kind of backwards to the site. However it's because they kept as many trees as possible which makes a very comfortable site once your in. I would return if I get something smaller. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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luv2campCanada

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second visit to this campground. (The last was at least 15 years ago!) It was well maintained, and in a lovely, shaded area with mature trees. While the electric loop was full, it was very quiet. We hiked the gorge trail and visited the nearby Corning Museum of Glass. The pool was large and clean and there was a large playground by the pool as well as another in the campground. We would camp here again. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rvrose

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The website says there is not room for larger RV's, but we have stayed here often. I tell them we have stayed at site 52 in the Mohawk loop, they look it up, and sure enough, we've been there before and they let us stay. We could fit in over a dozen sites without any problem. Some sites have 50 amp service now. We really like this campground and stay here whenever we want to introduce new people to the Watkins Glen Gorge. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Motorhome.

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justcampy

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

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed staying here! We especially appreciated the online registration procedure which allows you to view open sites and make your selection from what's currently open. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Al Chichester

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campsite. I'd recommend it to everyone. The state park is eye catching as well as the walking/hiking trails. Must see. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jim K in PA

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pleasant campground. Wooded, with a nice amount of room between sites. Electric only at the site (Mohawk Village), but plenty of water spigots around the loop road. There is a large recreation area with a rec building, too. If you are going to hike the Gorge, this is the place to stay. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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sue100

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Boy, oh Boy, the hills! If you are in a motorhome, and do not have any other form of transportation, be prepared to climb and walk quite a distance to get to the main entrance and the pool from your campsite. This is a beautiful place to go and hike the gorge trial. Watkins Glen International Speedway is close, and we could hear cars practicing when we left on Sunday. Campsites are varied in size you can park a big RV and use a tent so call or use the website prior to booking a site. Nice and quiet even when crowded. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Motorhome.

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rphs111

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Can get a little muddy but dried up quickly. Sites were roomy enough and shady. Closeness to the gorge trails was great. Pool was great, never crowded. Closeness to town was nice. Would definitely camp here again. Some sites were a little tight for bigger trailers. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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RV Jeff

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was very muddy due to recent rains. Some gravel on the site would have helped! Probably would not stay again. Would go to near by private campground next time. Walking the Gorge was exciting and beautiful! We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Motorhome.

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geanbean75

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great camp ground to visit Watkins glen. It is walking distance to hike the gorge. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Tent.

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jnamccann

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was clean and in a very wooded area. There were only 54 campsites with electric hook-up and the rest are non-electric sites, so reserve early! The electric sites are all in the Mowhawk circle. Our site was number 59 and it was extremely large and well-shaded. We also noticed that some of the sites in the middle part of the loop were a little close together and not as secluded as the ones were we were. We were close to a playground, water, and fairly close to the restrooms. The restrooms were kept clean even during the busy weekend, but did only have 2 showers for the whole loop, which created a bit of a wait on the weekend days, but wasn't a problem during the week. The pool is pretty far from the campsites, but it was easy enough to drive over and we did not have to pay anything additional to use the pool. The pool was very large and refreshing and our only complaint was that there were very few chairs, so we brought our own for the rest of our stay. The access to the gorge trail is a great bonus as well. The parking lot at the entrance to the trail fills up early, but you can park in the lot by the pool and access the trail from there and the scenic hike was well worth it! We were able to take a different trail back to the parking lot, which provided some additional views of the gorge. There is a lot to see and do in the area including boat tours of Lake Seneca, many winery tastings and tours, Watkins Glen International Racetrack and many interesting shops and restaurants in Watkins Glen. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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