Watkins Glen / Corning KOA

Situated amidst picturesque countryside at the southern end of the Finger Lakes, Watkins Glen / Corning KOA is an ideal base for exploring everything the region has to offer. It’s just a short drive from the famous Corning Museum of Glass and the Watkins Glen Gorge, as well as all the recreational pursuits of Seneca Lake.RV camping at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA includes access to their range of wooded RV sites, with full hookups and up to 50-amp electrical connections. They can cater to big rigs up to 100 feet in length, with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV both included in your stay. You can opt between the luxurious Sunset Acres RV campground where the sites have private gazebos or select one of the sites close to the family fun center known as Seneca Thrills.In addition to their outdoor pool that’s open during the warm summer months, there’s also a heated indoor pool with a spa and fitness center. You can challenge yourself on the 45-foot climbing wall and outdoor laser tag, with a giant pirate ship playground and jumping pillow to keep the kids entertained. Seneca Thrills also boasts a 660-foot zip line, bumper boats, and a giant water slide while pets are welcome to stay with you and take advantage of the off-leash dog park.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Camp in an RV near Watkins Glen and make the short drive north to Watkins Glen State Park, which centers around a 400-foot-deep narrow gorge carved by the Glen Creek. Stretch your legs along the South Rim or Indian Trail that follow the wooded rim of the gorge or get up close to the park’s numerous waterfalls along the Gorge Trail’s stone steps and bridges. If you’re after more of a challenge, the trails of Watkins Glen State Park connect with the long-distance Finger Lakes Trail that spans more than 800 miles throughout New York state.Camping at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA is convenient for exploring Sugar Hill State Forest, a 9,085-acre protected area that’s also traversed by the Finger Lakes Trail. It’s a popular birdwatching destination, with northern harriers and endangered Henslow’s sparrows often spotted here, while also being a favorite destination for horse riders. Horse stables and horse hitching posts are among the facilities available, with a number of multi-use trails where horses have the right of way. A highlight of the reserve is hiking to the historic Sugar Hill Fire Tower, which affords superb views across the region.Watkins Glen / Corning KOA is also within easy access of Finger Lakes National Forest, which encompasses forested woodlands, pastures, and gorges between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. It’s home to around 30 miles of hiking trails, including the Burnt Hill Loop and the 12-mile Interloken Trail. If you’re an angler, head to the shores of Seneca Lake (the largest of the Finger Lakes), which is renowned as the lake trout capital of the world. Brown trout, largemouth bass, and landlocked salmon can also be lured here while the painted rocks at the southern end of the lake are famed for their depictions of Native Americans, an American flag, and a tee-pee.

Exploring the City

Watkins Glen campers can access the city’s supermarkets and grocery stores, as well as numerous gas stations if you need to fill up your RV rental. There’s also a good selection of fast-food restaurants, breweries, and grills for dining out and all the services you need for a stress-free stay.Corning is famously home to the Corning Museum of Glass, which was founded by the Corning Glass Works in 1951. In addition to housing around 50,000 glass objects, it also conducts live glass-making demonstrations by skilled craftspeople. Browse the Ancient Egyptian artifacts and contemporary works displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries, with the Corning Museum of Glass boasting what is one of the most celebrated glass collections in the world.After visiting the Corning Museum of Glass, make the short walk over to the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes where the history of the region is brought to life. Embark on a guided tour to visit the Federal-style Benjamin Patterson Inn that dates to 1796 and explore its heritage-listed dining room and the innkeepers' quarters. Also within the village are a schoolhouse, a log cabin, and a 19th-century blacksmith shop where costumed staff illustrate some of the industries that flourished during the period.Adjacent to Corning is the village of Painted Post, which is home to a historic railway station that now functions as the Painted Post-Erwin Museum. It was constructed in 1881 as a passenger and freight depot for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, with old photographs and artifacts detailing the community’s history. Art lovers shouldn’t miss a visit to the Rockwell Museum in the heart of downtown Corning where you’ll find an impressive collection of American paintings and sculptures.Whether you want to experience Corning’s famous Museum of Glass or explore the surrounding natural destinations, book an RV in Schuyler County and start planning your next excursion.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.