Pros- Beautiful area, right on the glen, you can walk it from right inside the campground. Parking pass for the campsites also allows you to park at the bottom of the glen. Parking is at a premium there and its a really nice perk. Lots of sites so something is usually available. In the heart of wine country. Olympic sized pool. Large grocery store just outside the park. At the tip of Seneca lake. The mature trees keep you cool in the summer even in the worst heat. Lots of hiking. A beautiful, large state park. A treasure in the heart of the finger lakes. Watkins Glen race track is just around the corner and over the hill. A few sites have a view of Seneca Lake. Cons- Sites are smaller than the average state park while still larger than the average private park. Larger rigs have to maneuver around trees and the fire pits that are on permanent cement pads leaving you very few options on some sites. The sites seem very open. The large trees prohibit ground growth. I will be back, again and again.
This campground is exactly what I expected from a national chain. It feels like you are parking in a parking lot. It is strongly policed by campground employees riding around the tiny campground in a golf cart with a clipboard. Your neighbor's sewer hose is a few feet from your door. The campground owners seem to have a very superior attitude about their campground and instead of welcoming guests they appear to be allowing you to stay at their esteemed establishment with a practiced and polite smile. The pros? It is close to Canandaigua lake and the water park. The rest of the finger lakes are nearby. The store is well stocked, the bathrooms are clean and they have full hookups. KOA campgrounds are and always will be a place to stop while traveling so you can dump your tanks, fill your water tank, take a shower in a clean bathroom and move on. If you are looking to stay in the area there are several state camp grounds within an hour that have so much more to offer.
We stay in the non-electric sites so that we can be next to the stream. There are several waterfalls and fantastic creek walking. The new owners are friendly and working hard to improve the campground while keeping the rustic feel. This place is a favorite of ours but, If you are looking for an RV resort, this is not your place.