Watkins Glen State Park

State Park

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South Rim Trail
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
607-535-4511

GPS: 42.37, -76.881

Last Price Paid: $35
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 955 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
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Nancy
Moretown, VT
19 Airstream Globe Trotter / Trade Wind
2014 Toyota Tacoma
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Mohawk 79
“Hike the Glen”

Reviewed Nov 05, 2017

Overall Rating

Watkins Glen is located above the town, so you have a very steep drive up to the campground which sits on a plateau. This is a fairly large campground, but divided into six loops. Mohawk Loop has electrical site. Many of the sites are more for tents and small trailers, but Tocarora loop has larger sites and more sun for solar. Most of the sites are fairly shaded in the campground.

PIck your site carefully if you have a large trailer, because some of the sites can be tricky to get into. It seems there is always a well place tree right where you want to back in or the angle will be a challenge. www.campadk.com/campsitephotos/

We were there in the fall, during the week, and our loop with electricity was pretty full each night, but the loops without electricity were available. I am sure in the summer and during race time the campground is very busy. Some folks said you can hear the race track from the campground. For us it was quiet.

The bathroom was adequate and clean. Nothing really stands out in my mind.

We needed to use a cell booster here with Verizon.

There are many walking paths in the campground. The real treat is hiking The Glen, which we just loved. We started down at the day use area and went up about a mile then came back through a path in the woods.

Watkins Glen is located at the southern end of Seneca Lake. It's a good location to visit wineries, the Corning Glass Museum and the Rockwell Art Museum of American Art.

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3bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


7 reviews
Days stayed: 3
“Campsites too tight”

Reviewed Aug 20, 2015

Overall Rating

Visiting the town of Watkins Glen makes for a fun half-day stroll, and certainly the Finger Lakes and the wine-tastings make for a good time, but the camping area of Watkins Glen State Park simply needs an update. Bathhouses are old, screens are torn out, faucets drip, patrons aren't aware of how to flush toilets. Some of the spaces are tricky to get into because they are rather narrow.

The staff was very cordial and helpful at check-in.

Be prepared to drive a steep road to enter/exit the campground.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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