Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Soo Locks Campground

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

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

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $27 7/2015

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
  • 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 ?
  • 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

32 Reviews

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

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.

Tips for other Campers:

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





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 197
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 7

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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Travel Well

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
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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Linda Johnson

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: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 1

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: 64
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 34
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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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Mike McCrumb

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $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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