Watkins Glen State Park

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Hours of Operation

Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.

  • Park is open year round.
    Vehicle entry fee collected from mid-May to November. 
  • Trails Update: The South Rim and Indian Trails are open.  

    *As of November 10, the Gorge Trail is closed for the season at Watkins Glen State Park. With any questions, please call the park office at 607-535-4511.

  • 2014 Swimming Season: June 21 - September 1, 11 am - 7 pm, daily

    *Dates and hours are subject to change. Visitors are strongly encouraged to contact the park office before your visit to confirm swimming is open.
  • 2013 Camping Season: 5/10 - 10/14
    Group Camp: 5/10 - 10/28

    *Please note within the camping season time frame, some loops/sites may open later or close earlier. For more details, please call the park or visit http://www.newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com
  • Shelters/Pavilions available May - October

    Gift Shop open year round.
  • The trail shuttle runs 7 days a week during the summer months, and weekends only after Labor Day. It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bow hunting for deer is permitted in season.
1009 N Franklin St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone: (607) 535-4511
Finger Lakes Region
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