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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Soo Locks Campground, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

                     Friday 8/23/2013

After spending 3 nights in Newberry, MI., it was time to continue going east across the UP.
Our drive to Sault Ste. Marie was 67 miles.

We took the last exit before Hwy. 75 crossed the Ste Marie River to the twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

Sault Ste. Marie is home to Lake Superior State University.

Sault Ste. Marie has a population of 14,144 people, making it the second largest city in the UP of Michigan. Sault Ste. Marie means "the Rapids of the Ste. Marie" in French.

If you are staying at the Soo Lock Campground in Sault Ste. Marie, look for this big grey building with the campgrounds name on it, and be prepare to turn left into the park after you pass the building.

As we entered the campground, the sign was not a good first impression.

But don't let the sign discourage you, the first impression doesn't hold true in this park.

The park is very well maintained, and the inside roads are paved.

We were given one of the back row sights at $25 a night.
We had a  canal waterfront site.

We should have pulled into the site, rather than backed in. We didn't have our thinking caps on that day. Shortly after we got set up, we saw this ship going by.

I though we would be able to see the water traffic out our kitchen table window, but not so. By the time we figured this out, we had already spent the 30 minutes setting up.

After setting up we did our usual, walk around the park. In the park there is a small water point that is available to all guests.

We enjoyed the ships heading toward the Soo Locks.

Close up view of a tourist cruise boat and Canada across the river.

The best seats in the house are the front row sites for $29 a night.

From the river front point, I took this picture looking back toward our Nest on the canal.

The Soo Locks Boat Tour went by us and as Joe said "the tourists waved to the tourists"!

Another view of the front row water sites, from a second row that sits up on a hill behind the front row.

As we headed back to our Nest I spotted this mushroom on a tree. 

I'm not sure what it's called, but I would call it a shelve mushroom/fungus.

After we got back to the Nest, I walked around the canal to the docks.

If you are a guest at the Soo Locks Campground, and have a boat with you, you can tie up your boat for free, if there is space available.

All sites at this campground didn't have sewer hook ups, but there is a dump site available, before you set up or when you leave. The resort also has a portable grey/black waste water wagon, you can rent for $5 if you need to dump before you leave. ( This is a great idea, and have never seen any other campground have one for rent. We had one once, but because they are big and bulky, Joe had strapped it under our rig. After pulling it around the country, we lost one set of wheels some where along the line. Hope it didn't cause an accident. We never replaced it, and just conserve or stay shorter stays in no sewer parks).

The only negative with sitting on the water, is you do get woke up early by the ships sounding their horns as they pass by and approach the locks, but it is worth it for the views, as well as it's a really nice park.

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