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Watkins Glen State Park

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1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-4511
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Impressive Gorge

This is a very impressive gorge showing the result of mother nature's powerful sculpting of the... read more

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Always Nice

Watkins Glen State Park is always nice! We Got there at 8:15 on a Thursday morning and practically... read more

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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indian trail” (277 reviews)
“gorge trail” (632 reviews)
“main entrance” (175 reviews)
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1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-4511

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very impressive gorge showing the result of mother nature's powerful sculpting of the earth over years. They are currently reworking the entrance off the main street in Watkins Glen and it should be a huge improvement. Hopefully, they will do a better...More

Thank Travelalot963
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Watkins Glen State Park is always nice! We Got there at 8:15 on a Thursday morning and practically had the park to ourselves which was great for taking pictures and taking our time. There is construction at the entrance which takes away a little bit...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely spectacular ~ waterfall after waterfall this year! In case you are not aware there are many steps to reach the top. One can rest along the way if needed; a nice grassy picnic area at the top has food/ice-cream/alcohol that is reasonably priced along...More

Thank ElaineMS338
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed walking the gorge trail going up and then we took the Indian trail down. Along the way we found many beautiful waterfalls and rock formations. We recommend that you arrive early to avoid the crowds. This would be a beautiful spot in the...More

Thank Park_Trekers
Reviewed 2 days ago

Traveled here as part of a road trip and we were not disappointed. The Gorge trail was beautiful and was well laid-out so you got an amazing views of the waterfalls and pools. Be careful, however, because it is a hike with a lot of...More

Thank johannaf830
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The photos don't do it justice. Just amazing. You have to experience it first hand. Walk from end to end to experience it all. Much more than I expected.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a tiring climb to the top but you can take a bus ($10 pricey) down if you are too tired to walk down. You will get a great view of many stunning waterfalls and gorges by only walking to the mile point bridge and...More

Thank llh2228
Reviewed 3 days ago

I highly recommend not to miss this park. we came with our 3 kids (14,12 & 8) and we all had great time. Parked at the main entrance (the cost is $8, keep the receipt if you are planning to visit another state park that...More

Thank theCitizen1975
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful park, lots of waterfalls and natural rock formations. Great area for outdoors enthusiasts or photographers. Lots of steps. Lots. My suggestion is that you go in at the Upper Entrance and walk down. There is a shuttle between the two for $5 to get...More

Thank Rich_C313
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first visit. Loved hiking through the gorge and seeing the beautiful falls! There are snack bars near the pool and at the top of the gorge trail. After our hike, we went for a swim at the Olympic sized pool. Great facilities....More

Thank Maria C
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Meir B
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Darolyn B | Reviewed this property |
We got to the park around 9:00 a.m. and got some hiking in before it started to get busy. The closer to lunch time, the more people there were. I would recommend going early and seeing the sites before it's too busy.
August 4, 2017|
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Response from Keith F | Reviewed this property |
There are no gates to get in, so you can go in at sunrise if you want.
August 4, 2017|
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Response from Carla b | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. You can call.