- Family Reunions
- Fitness Center
- Golf Cart Rentals ($)
- Indoor Swimming Pool and Spa
- RV Clubs & Rallies
The Hippo-Giant Water Slide
Our BRAND NEW Hippo Waterslide officially opened in June, 2013. It is located by the jumping pillow and has limited hours. Ask at the desk for more information. $
Indoor Pool & Spa Open All Season
The indoor pool & spa is open from April 18 to October 26, 2014. Hours vary throughout the season. During July and August (our peak season) it is open from 10 am to 9 pm.
Great fun for the whole family! And it's FREE!
An outdoor in-the-woods laser tag. Located near the jumping pillow, this is a super fun activity the whole family will enjoy. $
NEW Zip Line
Our NEW Zip line is now up and running, with a great opening on Father's Day weekend. It travels about 650 feet--and right over the pond! Fun for all! $
What's new for 2014? ZIP LINE and BUMPER BOATS!!
Coming this summer, 2014. We are adding both a zip line and bumper boats. The zip line will be opening on Father's Day weekend (June 13-15). The bumper boats will be opening a little later; we do not have a date for this yet. Both of these fun recreational items will be located down by the pond. They add to our growing Seneca Thrills recreation area which includes a jumping pillow, a hippo waterslide, and laser tag. Check back here later for updates.
It's a GIRL!!
Congratulations to Sam & Mandi Swanson, managers of the Watkins Glen KOA! Big brother Wesley now has a little sister. Lucy Mae Swanson was born on December 27, 2013 and weighed in at 9 lbs. 1 oz. and 21 inches long. Family is doing GREAT!
Meet Your Hosts
"Our goal is that you have a legendary camping experience, making us the standard by which you measure all others."
Paul and Cam Friesen enjoyed camping with their kids over the years, and now enjoy the lifestyle of KOA ownership.
They purchased their KOA in June 1992, moving from the Chicago area. "Paul and I like working together. And when our kids were still at home it was nice being together as a family," notes Cam.
Prior to moving to the KOA Kampground business, Cam was a full-time Mom for their four kids, and Paul was a manager in computer information systems for an office supply company. They enjoyed camping in Wisconsin and Minnesota prior to heading east.
Now that their children are grown and the grandchildren have starting arriving, they have become full-time RVers and enjoy lots of travel throughout the year.
"We like the campers who come here," Cam added, and they do their best to keep the customers happy.
Paul designed and built a creative Pirate Ship playground, using 100% recycled plastic lumber, which is safer for the kids, Cam noted. "It's huge. It's 44 feet long, and has a couple of decks and slides and walkways. The kids just have a ball on there."
Another project was even larger. They built a 6,900 square foot indoor recreational building in 2005, complete with large pool, spa, fitness room, game room, and meeting room.
They continue to add amenities to the campground every year.
Paul enjoys woodworking and cabinetmaking as a hobby. Cam enjoys reading, quilting, and the couple continues to enjoy traveling whenever they can.