Featuring a picturesque gorge cut through by Glen Creek and 19 different waterfalls, Watkins Glen State Park offers outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and fishing. Three different trails provide access to the 120 m (400 ft) deep gorge and surrounding forests. Some even wind their way under waterfalls. Comfortable campsites have amenities including showers, a food store, organized recreation programs and tours, and an Olympic-sized pool for both day and overnight visitors. The park is open year round, but this is not true for all facilities. Be sure to check the website ahead of time when planning a visit. Make Watkins Glen State Park part of your personalized Watkins Glen itinerary using our Watkins Glen trip planner .
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Watkins Glen State Park Reviews
A well-constructed trail with some excellent views of the gorge along the way. We went mid-day so it was a little crowded, so perhaps off hours would be little more tranquil. But still highly recommen... more »
Got there at 10am and had to weave our way through walkers. We are avid hikers and this was daunting. If you are a real hiker then when you get to the top take the RR and the south rim down. No people... more »
I love 4 hours from here and never been to it until last year. It's a gem, it's beautiful and very relaxing during the hiking, love all the waterfalls. Can be very crowded during the weekends but is worth it. I wish I live closer so I can visit every weekend. Definitely will visit in the future if I'm nearby.
Fantastic park! I really really enjoyed everything offered here! The falls and the river are gorgeous of course and the trails that lead away from the water are also clean. Some parts of the trail were steep and might be slightly technical, be aware.
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