Watkins glen is a beautiful area in the NY Finger Lakes. The park itself is well maintained and the hike through the gorge is stunning. It is however, very busy. We camped there in Mid-July and tourists were being dropped off by the bus load to walk through the gorge. The campsites were well shaded and fairly spacious, but you definitely knew what your neighbors were doing. Bathrooms were clean, firewood was available for purchase, there is a small convenience store & a large swimming pool open to the public. It is fairly close to a race track, so I imagine it could be noisy at times. The walk through the gorge is stunning enough to make this a worthwhile camping experience.
this place is beautiful as i live close by and go there several times a year and never get tired of it
This park offers over 300 campsites with restrooms, hot showers, dumping stations and firewood for sale. The park is open all year round. Check for dates on openings for pool, campgrounds, and trails. Pets are allowed on the grounds but not on the trails
The trails follow a gorge with multiple waterfalls that weave in and out of small caves and falls. For all you wondering, swimming is not allowed in the gorge. Overall nice hiking. My only drawback is the dog rule and the campsites being so close to one another.
This will always be my favorite place to camp. Sites were a bit close together but the campers were so nice. The scenery was stunning and staff helpful.
The Gorge Trail was amazing! So beautiful! Nice big sites, shaded. Clean bathrooms.
This place is amazing. Very popular, not great for a time to relax but is good for a new destination! Also has a cute town to look through!
Very clean site and bathrooms. Easy to navigate. Close to the walking trails as well as town in case you forget anything.
Dogs are allowed but they are not allowed on the gorge trail. I’m ok with this I just wish I had know before we got there.
There is a huge new playground for the kids and lots of area to walk around the loops if you don’t want to hike the gorge trail.
The campsites are great and are all tree lined giving to a bit of privacy. As much as you get in campgrounds.
Great spot. Close to town and the gorge.
Large campground on top of the Glen directly outside the town of Watkins Glen.
The gorge itself is one of the most impressive natural features on the East Coast, and is a short walk from the campground.
You can also walk down into town from either the Visitors Center or the campground, making dining and a few bars accessible.
The Seneca lake area has dozens of waterfalls, natural gorges and hundreds of wineries, breweries and distilleries in the area.
Something for everyone