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Watkins Glen State Park Campground

Watkins Glen State Park

Finger Lakes Region, New York

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Watkins Glen State Park Campground

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  • Sun beams in the haze of the gorge.- Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Some of the many cascades in the gorge. - Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Some of the many cascades in the gorge.- Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Birds-eye view 85 feet above the gorge from the suspension bridge.- Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Not all the tent campsites are level. - Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • One of the primitive cabins. All have a fire ring and picnic table. - Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • One of the many tent sites. - Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Modern restrooms with a shower. Each loop has one that is centrally located. - Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Typical tent site. - Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Mid-sized RV site for RVs 20 feet or less.- Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Oversized RV site for RVs longer than 30 feet.- Watkins Glen State Park Campground
  • Campground playground. There are several in the park. Some are old style, and some are newer like this one. - Watkins Glen State Park Campground
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Pros: 
Family-friendly campground in a small but beautiful state park.
Cons: 
Crowds.
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Region:
Finger Lakes Region, NY
Access: 
Vehicle
Price per night (basic site): 
18.00 $ (15.11 €)
Congestion: 
Frequently full
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Maximum trailer length: 
30.00 ft (9.14 m)
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
May 07 to November 01
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Total number of sites: 
306
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Watkins Glen State Park is small, only 778 acres, but it packs a lot of stunning beauty into its small size. The campground is pleasant and modern with centralized bathhouses in each loop that include shower facilities. There are total of 306 campsites dispersed in six different loops. There are a limited number of sites for oversized rigs up to 30 feet and 20 feet in length dispersed through out the campground and 10 primitive cabins (no water, plumbing, or electricity) dispersed in the Oneida Village loop. The rest of the sites are designated tent sites, although small RVs like truck campers can fit. Reservations are available through Reserve America. If you have a big rig, pay attention to which sites can accommodate big rigs. There are 55 electric sites in the Mohawk Village loop. In general the sites are pleasant with easy walking access to the bathhouses, water, and trash dumpsters. The campground is generally full on weekends during peak camping season. It has two trailer dumps. Due to the proximity of the park to the town of Watkins Glenn, cell phone coverage is available, but it can be weak at times. 

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