The Finger Lakes Sights

Advertisement

Watkins Glen State Park

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating:  

Watkins Glen State Park Review

The main entrance to this park is in downtown Watkins Glen. Campgrounds are scattered around the beautiful Glen Creek. The waters drop about 500 feet in 2 mi and include 19 waterfalls. The easy 1½-mi gorge trail runs parallel to the creek, and 300-foot cliffs border the water. One bridge spans 165 feet over the water. The park also has an Olympic-size pool. "Timespell," a computerized light-and-sound show, explains the geological development of the gorge. It's screened on the sides of the glen. The gorge isn't accessible in winter.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Franklin St. near Rte. 17/Old Corning Rd., Watkins Glen, NY, 14891 | Map It
  • Phone: 607/535–4511
  • Cost: Parking $7 late May–early Sept., $6 weekends Apr.–late May and early Sept.–Oct.; free at other times
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk. Gorge trail, visitor center, and restrooms closed Nov.–Mar
  • Website:
  • Location: Watkins Glen

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating:  

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

· Map of Watkins Glen State Park

Map of



Travel Deals
Forums