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Old 03-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #1
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Campground near Watkins Glen, NY

We are planning to go to the Watkins Glen area for a week in June. Anybody have a campground they can recommend? We have a 39 ft 5th wheel, 2 dogs, and want full hook ups with 5 of us going for a week. Our kids are older so we don't need a campground with a lot of organized activities. Quiet is good!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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A couple yrs ago we spent a week in Aug at the KOA in Watkins Glen NY.
Large CG very quiet, nice folks running it.
We would go back.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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I'll second the KOA in Watkins Glen. Been there 3x. Beautiful indoor pool on site. Nice sites at the far end, some with impressioned concrete patios, planters, swing chairs etc.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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You will have to plan that trip now. As they have the Card Board Boat Races weekend 14-16. You will not want to stay at the KOA as they seem to raise the prices for an event. Last year we stopped there coming back from Canada on a Monday- Thrusday. There was a wine show on the weekend and our campsite went from $79.00 a night to $139.00 a night and we didn't even have to move the camper. We are going up there with a group of friends on the 12th-16th. Were staying at Cluth campground. It is closer to town than KOA and very close to the Card Board Boat race. If you have never seen this before it is free and a blast to watch. Boats are card board duck tape and paint. You can guess what happens to card board when its in the water with people in it. I belive this campground is around $50.00 a night with full hook up and pull throughs
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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We did make a reservation at the KOA there. Looking forward to our trip in early June! Thanks for the input
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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KOA there is great. We stayed there last fall. Loved it!
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
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We have been there several times, and were there just a couple of weeks ago. We like it, the owners and people running the place are very nice. Just a heads up though, they are planning on putting in a huge "Hippo" - it is an inflated water slide and is due to be open for Father's Day. If you are in the Sunset acres portion of the campground you will be far away from the jumping pillow and this Hippo, so should be quieter. They also will have two pool closures scheduled during the summer, they have to drain the pool as they have issues with cloudy water due to high pool usage and kids coming into the pool from the jumping pillow, but these are later in the summer.
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Ditto on the KOA (twice). Thought about the park in town, but the KOA is a known quantity, easier to get to, and away from all the chaos.
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Another vote for the KOA. Make sure you get one of the sites at the rear of the campground, very large sites with concrete patios and fire rings. We will return to KOA if we can find the time to do some more wine tasting!
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Yep KOA is the best especially in the newer section, we stay there a few times a year when we hit the wineries.....yeah we like our wine a little too much !
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