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Soo Locks Campground

Soo Locks Campground is situated on the extreme northeast corner of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The campground sits on the St. Marys River, which forms the international border with Canada. It is located in the town of Sault Ste. Marie. Outside of this town, the nearest larger city is Mackinaw City, which is around 60 miles to the south.There are numerous campsites available at this campground, with hookups offered as well. There are also bathrooms, a camp store, and a recreation room provided for guests. Views of the water are available from the park, and it is known to be a prime place for watching large ships on the nearby river. Camping with an RV in this part of the state makes for a great base camp to give you access to all there is to do nearby.As this park is located in town, there are plenty of grocery stores and gas stations nearby. You can refill any supplies you may be running low on at these places. Due to its prime location, you won't have any problem finding services near this family-friendly campground in the Upper Peninsula.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

RV camping at Soo Locks Campground will offer you the chance to enjoy many activities outdoors. There are all sorts of trails found nearby. They traverse the local forests and meander near the nearby waterways. They can be used for hiking and biking when the weather is warm and transition to cross-country ski and snowshoe trails during the long winter months. These are also a prime way to enjoy the fall colors the region is well-known for.The Rotary Island Park is found on a tiny island on the western side of town that is located within the St. Mary's River. Views of the river and other nearby islands are easily available here. There are also equipment rentals during the busy months, as this is a good place to paddle a canoe or kayak. Fishing and swimming access are offered here, as well. The Island can be reached by ferry.The are other interesting sites to see locally. The Saint Marys Falls and Hydropower Plant is easily viewable as it is found on the local river. Tours of the plant are offered at specific times. You can also take a walk around the George Kemp Marina. Many large ships can be seen here, and there are good views of the water and the wildlife that live near it.

Exploring the Area

Book an RV in Chippewa County, and you will be surrounded by fun activities for the whole family. The Soo Locks are one of the main draws in town. This is where one of the largest Great Lakes, Lake Superior, and the St. Mary's River meet. Due to the two separate waterways having differing water levels, the Locks regulate the height of the water. This allows the ships within it to meet the water level of the body of water they are entering. There is also a Visitor's Center that provides an observation platform on-site. RV camping at this campground will put all the local attractions easily within your grasp.There are many historical sites to see in town. The Historic US Weather Bureau Building highlights the history of weather forecasting for ship traffic on the nearby waterways. The infamous wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald, in the 1980s, is highlighted here. The River of History Museum showcases the natural and social history of the local area, from the ice age, through the height of fur trading, and into the modern-day. The Museum Ship Valley Camp details many of the large ships that frequent the local waters. Many shipwrecks that have occurred nearby are discussed, as well.There are several unique structures that are worth a visit in town. The Tower of History highlights the works of the ancient tribes that first lived in the area. It also offers a birds-eye view of the surrounding landscape. The Sault Ste Marie International Bridge crosses the river and grants access to Canada, though you would obviously need a passport to enter that county. Picturesque views of it are available from the Locks. Visitors can also tour the Point Iroquois Light Station found locally. It provides fine views of Lake Superior.When you've been looking for a fun place to visit, that offers many unique locations to see, consider a campsite at the Soo Locks Campground. Go hiking along the nearby river, watch for big ships at a local island or learn the history of the area at a museum. Check out a campervan rental near here and enjoy exploring Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.