Spectacular describes this quiet, rural, wooded camping resort, with ALL of the amenities that help create a memorable vacation.

RESORT LUXURY. AMAZING RECREATION. This is a great family campground that is sure to please everyone. A minimum three to five day stay is recommended to enjoy all that is offered by the Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort and the surrounding region's bounty. The Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort has been a past KOA Campground of the Year for its abundant offerings and unique experiences.

Where to Stay for Camping Near Corning, NY
At Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort, you have several ways to stay. You can bring your BIG RIG, RV, or camper, stay in one of our deluxe cabins or pitch your tent in one of our shaded Tent Sites. We have:

  • Full-feature Big-Rig RV sites.
  • Over 35 Deluxe Cabins and Camping Cabins.
  • Raised Pea Gravel Tent Sites.

The resort has a quiet side called Sunset Acres, where touring RVers and seasoned travelers can enjoy their stay in luxury. Some of these sites have private gazebos too! We can accommodate any big rig as well. All of our RV Sites have 50/30/20 amps, electric and water. Most offer full hookups and some feature a KOA Patio® for you to enjoy with your family. Choose from Pull-In, Pull-Thru or Back-In Site options at our RV park.

Things to Do and Amenities at the Luxury RV Campground
There are numerous amenities and activities that make your stay fun and relaxing. The campground has an OUTDOOR POOL and pond that are enjoyed by all! You also have access to Wi-Fi throughout the campground. Enjoy our 30'x50' heated INDOOR pool, spa and fitness center that is in a class by itself. You can also find a gigantic pirate ship playground, Jumping Pillow, Jump Pad and giant waterslide called “The Plunge”, all activities great for children. The whole family can enjoy an Army truck ride, too! When the weather permits, catch a family-friendly movie at our theater in the woods — where staff plays movies most nights. Other activities and amenities include: 

  • Mini golf
  • Sluice mining
  • Basketball
  • Fitness center
  • Laundry facilities
  • Group activities
  • Golf cart rentals
  • Hiking access within the campground

Our KOA offers a snack bar and on-site food services to improve your camping experience. In addition to being a family campground, we are also pet-friendly and have outdoor areas for your dog at our camping resort. For more information and activity seasonality hours, you can check out our amenities and recreation pages!

Explore Nearby Areas While Camping Near Watkins Glen
The resort is located in a convenient spot that allows you to explore nearby areas easily. You can access the famous New York  Watkins Glen Gorge with its 19 waterfalls or take a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass.If you would like to head out to the surrounding area to explore, you will have an abundance of things to do, such as Seneca Lake sightseeing and dinner cruises, waterfall swimming, local wine sampling at more than 100 wineries and major motor racing, including the NASCAR CUP. Fishing, golfing, shopping and hiking abound in this area!

Book Your Next Vacation
We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to secure your spot.  The resort is also a 24-hour gated campground — all after-hours arrivals will require a reservation. Contact us online to learn more or reserve your campsite today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 120' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (4/14 - 10/29)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Mini Golf
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Ways to Stay

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KOA Resorts

KOA Resort Campgrounds

KOA Resorts offer a carefree vacation in the great outdoors. Enjoy robust recreation and staff-led activities, kick back and relax by the resort-style pool, or grab a bite to eat, all while never leaving the campground. And with plenty of RV Sites with KOA Patios® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths to meet your needs, it’s the ultimate camping getaway.

KOA Resorts Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths and linens
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Resort-style pools
  • Indoor and outdoor group facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Military discount

This discount is available for active military personnel. You will receive a 20% discount off your daily rate. Must present valid ID at check-in. God Bless Our Troops!

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Local Area

Watkins Glen Gorge at the Watkins Glen State Park

This is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It boasts 19 waterfalls and glacial carved rocks. Enjoy a beautiful hike where history, legend, nature, and beauty blend to offer an exceptional moving experience. Click here to go to the Watkins Glen State Park website .


Captain Bill's Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises

Experience 100 years of history aboard the Seneca Legacy (with a meal as extraordinary as the view) or on the Stroller IV, an hourly sightseeing option. It is located on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen. Book your dining or sightseeing cruise for a night out while you're vacationing at our camping resort!


Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY

This attraction is a wonderful experience for the entire family and one of the top things to do in Corning New York. See a demonstration of glass making at the Hot Glass Show. Visit interactive displays at the Glass Innovation Center. Learn about the history of glass at the Art and History Galleries. These Corning activities are ones you won't want to miss - For more information, visit the Corning Museum of Glass website .


Seneca Lake Wine Trail

The 35+ wineries along the shores of Seneca Lake offer individual and unique expressions from one of America's finest wine districts. Each winery's personality will make your visit truly a tasteful experience. Check schedule for special weekend events; Spring Wine and Cheese Weekends, Pasta & Wine Weekends, and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Visit the Seneca Lake Wine Trail website for more information.


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