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Watkins Glen, New York

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, New York



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

Sites: 305
Recent Rate: $23 8/2016

Latitude: 42.370282878514
Longitude: -76.874821640015

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • 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 ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking the Gorge is beautiful, but try to do it early in the day before the guided tours start. Lots of great wineries and craft breweries around Seneca Lake. You can drive around the whole lake in 2-3 hours, depending on how often and how long you stop. I'd skip the town(?) of Geneva: pretty dead on a Tuesday afternoon.

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Review Count: 330
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 60

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Mohawk 99 Electric
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Walking the Gorge is a must. You go up a campground loop and connect to it. Pets can not walk on the Gorge trail but on the upper rim trails which do look down on spots of the Gorge. There are two connections to the Gorge trail where you can stand with your pet and look up and down.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Watkins Glen State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
91
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The Cannoli Connection in town makes fresh cannoli's

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $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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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $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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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $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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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $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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