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Watkins Glen State Park

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P.O. Box 304, Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Watkins Glen State Park
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful park. Clean. A little crowded but the views of endless waterfalls as we hiked up. Took the bus going down. That's a smart move and saved us time. Food was relatively cheap and people were friendly. Easy drive from New Jersey. Loved the ice cream. Went to Corning museum. Very informative. Antiquing in Corning. Cheap too. Worth the travel.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Take the time and walk this state park. My most favorite state park I've ever been to. The gorge is fantastic. Wear your tennis shoes, bring water and your camera and let the beauty of this park blow your mind!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Gorgeous park with lots of opportunities for hiking, space for spreading out/playing with the kids (if that's your thing), and easy access to town for supplies, if needed. We camped 2 nights on site 276 in Tuscarora...it was a great site with a relatively decent amount of privacy and fairly easy access to bathroom facilities. There are a number of... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is one of the wonderful experience .. from the top we dropped by bus (or if u go by car) then have a walk down.. you can experience the forest walking with a stream travels with you and showing its magic ..turned as mini false .. small pools ... very famous is heart shape pool.. some birds sign board... More 

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Fremont, Michigan
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having hiked this area twice in the last 25 years when vacationing in the area, we, again, chose to hike this park along with another couple. Although there are many steps which are now a bit difficult for my wife, we thoroughly enjoyed our time. We stayed at the Glenora Winery which is only a few miles north of the... More 

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is gorgeous scenery, and by taking the bus to the high point and walking down to where I left my car, it was a very easy place to visit. I highly recommend it! It's well worth it to visit the Corning Museum as well, when one is in the area.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took our two children, boy 11 and girl 13 here in July. We had heard that the area was amazing, and it did not disappoint. This park was located very close to the walking and hiking trails that explore the Watkins Glen gorge, and what an amazing experience that was. The park itself was clean, quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We were pretty much the only campers here the day after labor day. Felt like it was all ours. It rained all night but there were plenty of trees to make sure our rainfly didn't get hammered. Walking from your campsite to the gorge is awesome. What an amazing camping trip.

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This campground is a very reasonable distance to many attractions. Staying here allows you to access other state park while you have a valid park permit. The glen is a beautiful hike. We were travelling with 3 small children so we decided to park at the upper lot and walk down the glen and then my husband took the shuttle... More 

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Vestal, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We tent camped here for three nights in the beginning of August. The camp sites are clean and have plenty of room for set up. The Bathrooms however are another story...they were far and few with serious upgrades needed as most of them look like the last time anything was serviced or replaced was the mid 70s. The cleanliness (as... More 

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