Been coming here since I was a kid. The falls are always fun, despite the lack of impressive height. The fact they're integrated into the swimming area is a unique feature.
The camping itself is typical of upstate NYS parks, earthy, woodsy and not crammed too close together. Location in the Finger Lakes region makes it a good base camp for winery tours. Recommended.
I only spend a night here. Tagged along with some friends who were camping for the weekend.
This campground us relatively new, so amenities are abundant. Activities are a bit sparse, but the lake offers great swimming and boating. The biggest draw us the proximity to the Capital District. Less than an hour from Albany, so it's an easy way to get out of the city for a day or two.
Went here to visit family who have a seasonal site. This campground us small, a single loop, and populated primarily with seasonal campers. Water and electric hookups are abundant. There's not much as far as frills, but it's a nice place to just kick back. Saw a bunch of people pulling fish out of the lake and had a great time with the kayaks. The highlight may be the wildlife, including a beaver family.
I was planning a "guys weekend" camping trip, and the stunning photos I found of the gorge at Watkins Glen hooked me. Aside from some rain that delayed our initial setup, it was the perfect camping weeking. Between hiking the gorge trail, taking advantage of the massive pool or just relaxing by the campfire, we were never bored but never rushed. Great place to camp.
I'm a native of the Catskills and spent many an afternoon with my family enjoying the facilities at North/South Lake. I've recently started going there again with my own family and it's great to see them take the same enjoyment I did. Camping, swimming, hiking, boating, biking, this place has it all.