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Watkins Glen-Corning KOA Camping Resort
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“Very Disappointed In This KOA”
Reviewed 10 July 2008

We contacted this KOA on the Thursday before our stay to find out if we could pay using a check. We were told that would be fine. Upon arrival, my husband was treated very rudely by one of the employees when he tried to pay by check. He told her he had already called to check, and was told "No Checks". The employees didn't even tell him where the nearest ATM was.

We also had a bad experience with the swimming pool. You must fill
out a disclaimer before your children are given wristbands to be allowed access to the pool. We brought our wristbands with us because there was only 45 min. left until the pool closed. The woman over the intercom was very rude about the fact that our children did not have them on. (That's fine--rules are rules, but we could have been politely told!) The pool closed 10 min. early that night. (My husband noted that the pool was cloudy, and there were band aids all over the deck of the pool!)

While we picked our site because of its "proximity" to the pool, and it was right across from it--the area it was in looked like a big parking lot. I actually thought it was an overflow area. It also says on our receipt that our site had WiFi--not exactly true...We were given coupons with codes to use for up to 2 hours that only worked in a very small area--not even near our site.

Our children joked that "they must not like children". Not exactly
the feeling we expected to receive from a KOA.

  • Liked — Proximity to area attractions
  • Disliked — Customer Service
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2006

Family campground with many activities for the kids. Our son spent hours playing on the pirate ship playground which was right outside our deluxe cottage (K51). One family activity was the Treasure/Scavenger Hunt where you read stories about the areas history and clues lead you to the next station. At the end your child received a prize. Campground was clean and quiet. Cottage was very nice with great location. Suggestions for improvements would be fix the noisy ceiling fan in the bedroom area. Also, the new indoor pool is nice, however the quality of the water definately needs to be addressed...murky with loads of chlorine. Overall, a nice stay and would recommend to those with children.

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Reviewed 27 July 2004

We stayed at the KOA campground, and it was really nice! They had beautiful cabins, as well as lots of tent and camper sites. The bathrooms were very clean, and the pool was heated. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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Additional Information about Watkins Glen-Corning KOA Camping Resort

Property: Watkins Glen-Corning KOA Camping Resort
Address: 1710 State Route 414, PO Box 228, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9526
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Watkins Glen
Number of rooms: 152
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Watkins Glen-Corning Koa Camping Hotel Watkins Glen

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