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St. Lucie Lock and Dam

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Clean and fun area to visit for all ages. Play ground, areas to walk next to the water with picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting place to take visitors

Son and grandson here from Mobile. Took them to see locks for first time even though we had been... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Lynne C
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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2200 SW Canal St, Stuart, FL 34997-7002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and fun area to visit for all ages. Play ground, areas to walk next to the water with picnic tables overlooking the St. Lucie Locks. Photo ops for sunsets over the water

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlexD4409
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Son and grandson here from Mobile. Took them to see locks for first time even though we had been through many times on our boat. We were lucky enough to see two boats go through - being raised to canal level and lowered to river...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Fun place to watch boats go through the lock, walk over the dam, and play on the playground. Picnic areas available.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TropicalLover
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This is a US Army Corps of Engineers campground. It is small; 9 RV sites, 8 Boat sites and 3 tent sites. It is only 5 minutes from I-95 yet you feel like you are 100 miles from everything. The campground is clean and friendly....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tamara G
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We were out for a drive and decide to stop. We walked over to the other side and there were people picnicking. We crossed back over just in time because once the doors start to close you can't get back over until the boats have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank E H
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We have visited the Locks a couple of times. During an earlier visit manatees were visible, but this time it was too cold. Watching the lock operation is interesting to children, but it takes a bit of time. Also seeing how the dam adjacent works...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank compost4all
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Very informative attendant who really seemed to love her job. She explained how the locks worked and how the recent weather was affecting them.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cindymavar
Reviewed 26 October 2017

While staying with cousins in Stuart, Florida I walk to the St. Lucie Lock and Dam almost every afternoon. It´s fun to watch the boats pass through the locks on their way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico via the Okeechobee Waterway....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NedConger
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The campground is not huge but is kept up very well and has a great view of the boats coming through the intercoastal on the east end. We were looking for a place to hang out for a few days after visiting the Florida Keys...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank hoganc64
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I have been here several times, usually with guests from out of town or on field trips with children when my kids were younger. Many people have never seen how a lock works and it is very interesting if you enjoy understanding how things work.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Nativewood
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Vernon F
23 October 2017|
Response from hoganc64 | Reviewed this property |
Lock is open from 7am to 5pm. Call on radio or by phone to ask for lockage.
17 February 2017|
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Response from Greyhound_Express | Reviewed this property |
There are no tours - during normal day time work hours you can walk out to the lock and see the boats locking through. You can even walk across the lock to a picnic area on the other side of the river. There is no food... More