We have used Watkins Glen as a base for visiting the area several times. The State Park at Watkins Glen is excellent but I don't think we could get our present 31' trailer in there.
We have stopped several times here .........
Clute Park Campground | Watkins Glen, NY
It is not as attractive as the State Park, but has several advantages ...........
- Nice flat open sites, easy to negotiate and full hookups.
- Downtown adjacent to a marina and pretty much right on the lake / beach
- easy walk to the main street and close to a wallyfworld (!)
We find Watkins Glen to be a nice ventral spot to stay to visit other locations such as Corning, Ithaca, Hammdnsport, wineries, etc.
If you have not been there before, the actual "Glen" a steep canyon like configuration that has something like 20 or more waterfalls within a nicely kept mile or so long trail, is well worth a visit and a bit of a hike, Not too strenuous and stone steps where needed.
The Glen terminates at the top of the main street in Watkins Glen (other end from the lake). Pay parking about $4 or walk in free!
If you can get into the State Park with your trailer it is right at the top end of the Glen.