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Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Soo Locks Campground

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan



1001 East Portage Avenue
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 49783
Phone: (906) 632-3191

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $30 7/2016

Latitude: 46.4930006042212
Longitude: -84.323662519455

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

34 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice clean campground right on the Saint Marys river about a mile down from the locks. The big ships sail right through the front yard and it's pretty neat. 30 amp only, no sewer though there is a convenient dump station.
There are some waterfront sites though they're not necessary to have a good view of the passing ships.
I recommend this campground as a unique experience. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Best park in area with great location. 2nd time we have stayed here. Some paved sites and some grass. Beautiful spot on river to watch barges, freighters, tour boats, and pleasure boats. Might need reservations. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We LOVED this place - our site 51 right on the water where we could watch freighters and other enter the locks. Super staff and well kept showers and rest rooms. Lots to see around locks with good restaurants nearby. We stayed here in a class B - no slides or toad. Water and electric site with convenient dump upon exit. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Soo locks are super interesting - real country restaurant about 2 miles was EXCELLENT -suggested by staff. We spent all day at locks during a special open house weekend. Only stayed 1 day so couldn't study area closer.

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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Waterfront Sites available. Watch 1000 ft Ore Ships sail by. Nice Grass area to watch. Not a lot of Geese in area. Sites about 18 ft wide. 30 amp only. Dumps sites available. WI-FI Strong, Verizon GOOD, Dog Friendly. Extra for Fisherman, BOAT DOCK in RV Park. Enjoyed our stay. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
71
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

"The Crossings" Sault Ste Marie Country Club about 1 mile away. Best Conditioned we have played in the last 3 years. Very enjoyable.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is right on the river - you can fish from the bank. Good over all facilities. But the WiFi was pretty worthless and we were right by the office. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. We stayed off the water sites on a not so level grass one. It had a nice rec room. The staff was helpful. The shower areas were a little tight. We would stay there again. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Soo Locks, Casino, other attractions

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has only water and 30 Amp electric. There are two dump stations available. The staff was helpful and courteous. They need two or three speed bumps to slow the traffic down. They have so many children playing, one day one will get hit if they don't slow down. The sites near the river are concrete slabs and asphalt with the others all grass. All the sites have a good view of the river with the big ships going by. When the campground is full like most weekends, they rigs are very close together. The laundry is clean, needs some updating, but is reasonable. The campground is not far from the locks and other places in town. We stayed here in a 39-ft fifth wheel. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Soo Locks are close; the dinner cruise on the river was very good. Shipwreck museum is an hour away.

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Review Count: 218
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites where we stayed nearer the road was not as level as we'd have liked. However, surprisingly quiet at night. Fire rings at ground level creating a walking hazard, particularly at night. We'd stay there again. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Horrible. We are in a pull-in, however, the trailer on our side is backed in so that our two doors face each other and we have to share a table. Must have trouble with the 30 amp because every time we try to turn on our hot water heater we trip the breaker. Same goes when we turn on 1 A/C. Place is filthy and parking spots are not designated. Rude lady checked us in. Would never stay here again - there is a better campground down the same road. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground. Beautiful waterfront sites; although, we didn't get one. Helpful staff. Weak WiFi. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located just downstream from the Soo Locks, on the shores of the St. Mary's River. Freighters pass by going up and downstream 8-10 times a day. The sites are level. Some of them are paved and some of them are grassy. The sites have electricity and water. The campground has a dump station. Many of the campers come year after year and meet each other there. They are friendly. They find out the schedule of the freighters, and everyone goes to the river front to watch them go by. There isn't much else for children to do, there is only a swing set. The campground is a short walk from the Soo Locks Tours Dock #1 and a short bicycle ride from the Locks themselves. We would stay here again. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this park for the river view but didn't exactly get what we asked for. We were some distance off the river but could still see the big ships going by. As usual, no internet in the sites and an attitude from an employee when I asked about it. I don't think a park would care for me coming into the office in my underwear after my shower to be able to play on my computer. If you can get a better site than we did and don't need your computer its not a bad place to stay for a few days. We likely won't be back. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Facilities are a bit dated and in an older part of town; however the experience of having a site a few feet from St. Mary's River with a view from our back window of freighters passing made this a great place for us. Restrooms/showers and laundry were very clean. Hostess is gracious. We would return. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A very pleasant place right on the river. Family owned for decades. Rate varies with distance from the river. Very convenient to the locks and museums. Kind of long for a walk, but easy by bike to everything that matters. We were there two nights (long for us) in a small motorhome. The morning coffee is a real nice thing. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Our stay was at the beginning of the season, so sites were readily available. Wi-Fi was good; fun watching the tankers going up and down the river. Very clean and well maintained campground. Would recommend it for overnight. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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