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Watkins Glen State Park

What They Are about

Watkins Glen State Park is located outside the village of Watkins Glen, south of Seneca Lake in Schuyler County in New York's Finger Lakes region. The park's lower part is near the village, while the upper part is open woodland. It was opened to the public in 1863 and was privately run as a tourist resort until 1906, when it was purchased by New York State. Initially known as Watkins Glen State Reservation, the park was first managed by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society before being turned over to full state control in 1911. Since 1924, it has been managed by the Finger Lakes Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Our Notes 

  • Great for family adventures

  • Dog friendly (2 dogs max)

  • Gorge trail is seasonal, so call ahead

  • Fishing and boating

  • Biking and Hiking

Watkins Glen State Park

1009 N Franklin St

Watkins Glen, New York

(607) 535-4511

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