Soo Locks Campground

     


Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Phone: (906) 632-3191

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $30 7/2014


Latitude: 46.4930006042212
Longitude: -84.323662519455

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 16
  • Average 4
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 2

31 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

jayc

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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dandd

Review Count: 189
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Linda Johnson

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Travel Well

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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judb

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Matt_C

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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chillyvt

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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jmorgan54

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Its hard to review this campground because the people running it are all very nice people, and knowledgeable, but the park is what it is.. SOO Lakes Campground is an older one with infra-structure that needs updating, so those nice people must be very frustrated, as were we. This Labor Day weekend the park was nearly full so its apparent that it will survive, but not without problems. The electricity is inadequate throughout much of the park with only 30 amp connections, but worse than that, when a few air-conditioners begin to run on warm days the voltage gets pulled down drastically, potentially causing situations which could cause electronic damage to newer rigs. One camper had an electrical management system which was designed to cut off power to his motorhome at 104 volts, and that system terminated power to his rig four times in about twenty minutes. He used a voltmeter at the pedestal and verified that his system was giving accurate voltage readings, confirming the cut-off point. The owner of the park used his voltmeter and the two readings were almost identical. Voltage below 104 volts could adversely affect the air conditioning units that most RV's have, for example. I wouldn't want my HD TV sets running on voltages that low. There is also very high water pressure in this park, and pressure regulators are a must, but there was no indication from the owners of this high pressure which we think is somewhat negligent on their part. We actually saw two hoses explode while visiting the park. At a minimum, a notice posted by the campground when checking in the campground concerning this water pressure could be posted to help prevent this situation. The Wi-Fi in the park seems to be non-functional most of the time, and we were forced to use a Verizon card which had nearly reached our monthly data limit. The campground's system would have been very helpful if it had worked, but alas it did not, for us anyway. Other RV owners that we talked to confirmed this situation. On the positive side, there are about fifteen sites facing the St. Mary's River which are beautiful sites. and are available provided reservations are made in advance. We suggest several weeks ahead, and some folks stay there for the summer and actually book those sites months in advance. We might stay here again, but would want to know that the site that we selected had an upgraded electrical system. Otherwise, we cannot recommend this campground. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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SGF

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a site on the third row, but could still view the freighters going by. Our site was grassy and fairly level. A lot of summer regulars that were very friendly as well as the staff. No sewer but dump station available. Only about a mile from Soo Locks, so convenient to visit them. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Itsy

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Found a good spot to call home for a few nights & I'm glad I found this one. Good electric, great wi fi (I asked for a site with powerful wi fi signal), good water pressure, level. That was all I was hoping for. I got it all, plus a GREAT view. Enjoyed a meal a few blocks away (at The Antlers). Can't think of anything more I need. I'm a low-demand guest, working from my RV & taking in some local sights. Chose this park for its convenience for walking to sights. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Mike McCrumb

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is tiny, and site hook-ups are awkward, with water on driver side, electric on the other. Do not bring children. They will be bored to tears. There is no bike riding, rollerblading, or skateboarding in the tiny park, no swimming or wading in the water, 4 swings make up the playground, arcade from 1986, and really nothing to do for them but sit at camp. Do not count on this campground being children friendly. Every sign you see is another rule on something you cannot do. You can tell the facilities have not been updated since the early 1980s, and they are not trying to update anything. I would not come back. We booked a two night stay, and are leaving a day early to head to Brimley State Park where at least the children can have something to do. If all you want to do is sit in your RV and watch boats, then this is the place for you. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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xo1rider

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent three nights at this park in September when the weather was absolutely perfect which may be one of the reasons it was so enjoyable. The park has a great location right on the banks of the St. Mary's River and a terrific place to sit and fish or just watch the large ships as they go in and out of the locks. Friendly staff, a very nice place to sit and drink FREE coffee in the morning. Large, clean restrooms and good showers. The park is large and they use every inch to get another rig in. There are no full hookups and the lack of at site sewage causes more than usual campers in the showers and rest rooms. Most of the campers are staying for weeks or months and the desire not to fill the tanks is apparent. We liked the park and would visit again if in the area. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Colette

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Would not recommend this park for the riverfront sites. We stayed in #40 & #45 and both sites the power was less than 108 volts. The first night we unplugged it was so bad. Site #45 was a little better but not by much. If you don't check your voltage before you plug in here you may end up with damage to your RV. I can't speak for the off river sites. When we stopped by the day before to make a reservation we were charged $2 extra for making the reservation which I thought was odd but didn't question since we were excited to be staying on the river, that was before I knew about the power problem. When we went to the office to see if we could move the manager said the park was built in 1977 and they haven't redone the electrical, but offered no refund or apology. Would I stay here again NO ! We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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kat31m

Review Count: 119
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The location is great for touring the area, and it is nice to watch the river traffic while relaxing at the campground. The rate is reasonable. There were some issues though. First, the road leading to the campground is closed due to construction. We called the day before our arrival, to confirm directions, staff did not mention the construction. Our site was not level front to back, so much so, that we never got perfectly level. We were in the front, grassy area. Our 30 amp power was consistently good. The WiFi signal was strong, but connection was very slow, so slow, we used our Verizon aircard. Overall, a decent campground in a good spot to tour the area. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

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