Details for Port St. Lucie Lock Marina and Campground

Port St. Lucie Lock Marina and Campground

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.6 stars from 25 reviews

Address 2170 SW Canal Street/Campground
Stuart , FL 34997


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Seniors receive half off.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Right off waterway





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 40
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Width can be accommodated at end slips and no one complains if you hang out. If you are a long boat you may want to go bow in, but it's your choice.


Transient: 4
Total: 8
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: 2015 price is $30 per day or $15 per day with Golden Age/Access card.

4 docks by reservation, 4 on first come bassis.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 50 amps was single phase with only one leg hot at slips 8, 7. Also 20 amp.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - City water.

Dinghy access

Yes - Free dinghy dock just east of slips.

Liveaboard info

No - Stays are limited to 14 days.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Curb your dog.

Disability access

No - Finger piers are fixed and short.

Launch service

Pump out















No - None




No - By taxi only, and a several miles.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

No - Boat ramps are there.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Ramp available.


Yes - Enterprise Car Rental, 772-287-7260

Other services

Parking and campgound.


Reviews for Port St. Lucie Lock Marina and Campground
Cheap good dockage, 2017-07-17
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

over 40 ft. use dock 1,,,4 slips by reservation, 4 on a first come , first served basis. $30 a day, with electric and water, $15 with senior discount. Enterprise car rental 15 min away, and will pick you up there. Shoping available by car, nothing walkable.
limited to 40 foot boats. small museum, you can walk all over the dam if you wish.
nice small rv site and park.
No problem for my 38 ft. trawler, but I woud recomend bow in.
fifty or twin 30 amp available. No Wifi or laundromat

Nice clean stop, 2017-04-17
Captain: , Portland,Oregon (330)

We stayed here four nights and found it to be very nice. The docks are fixed but have water and power. The water levels were low so I had to back off the finger about 3 feet. Only half of the slips can be reserved and that is done online not at the park. The others are first come first serve. This would be a 5 but there is not much around. Uber will come out and it was $12 for a ride all the way to downtown Stuart.

thumbs up for this spot, 2017-03-16
Captain: , Beaufort, SC (500)

Tight slips but really nice state run facility. Highly recommend for a quiet night. We took uber ride into Stewart for $8 to shop and eat.

Good quiet place to stop on Okeechobee Waterway, 2017-02-23
Captain: , Vinegar Post,VA (172)

The folks at the Corp of Army Engineers Campground and Marina make you feel at home. After spending 3 weeks there waiting out weather, it felt like home. Art and Edna were great. Good clean restrooms. Slips with electric and water. The grounds are kept very clean. The only down side is the distance to grocery and laundry. But Enterprise will pick you up! Car rental is a must if you plan on spending any time there.

Great stop to relax a few days, 2016-03-17
Captain: , Grand Rivers, Ky (2206)

We stayed here 7 days to wait out wind and storms. This is a very clean marina, but onlly 8 slips on first come first serve without reservations. If you are a senior, and already have the Senior Pass to all federal parks (only $10 for life) you can stay here for $15/day. This includes electric and water. Enterprise will pick you up here and Papa Johns will deliver pizza.

Nice campground with 8 slips, 2016-03-08
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (3189)

Short piers but good enough. Facilities clean and nice only downside only one shower for everyone to use. Good value for slips and quiet setting. This is our second time here and other boaters were willing to help you dock both times. This park is well kept and they even supply firewood if you want to have a campfire.

great value, 2016-02-25
Captain: , Annapolis (3379)

Neat and clean facility. $15 with senior pass. Call ahead to reserve slip. Boats do tie up to the Dolphins when waiting for the lock.

Would stay again, 2016-01-13
Captain: , Point Edward (459)

Price is right at $30 a night. Clean shower and washrooms but no laundry facilities. Friendly staff. Quiet and remote.

Hidden Gem of a Boat Ramp, 2015-11-16
Captain: , Charleston, SC (267)

It's five stars for us - maybe because we're trailer boaters and never use a marina. It was $3 to splash at the ramp and we were allowed to leave our truck/trailer there for a week (while we leisurely cruised down to Lauderdale on the ICW). There's great security and the ramp is very friendly. There are slips at the campground but we just swung from the hook across the canal until the next morning -- then locked down into the salt water. The lock tender will throw you lines which made it easy for me despite my wife not being able to help.

Easy in & Out, 2015-08-23
Captain: , Phoenix, AZ (960)

We stopped here on the way west. Nice and clean place. There are 8 slips available. 1-6 can accommodate up to 40 ft. The docks are short. So if you have a longer boat you may be required to go over the lifelines. There is a pole mid slip to tie longer boats aft to. Good 30 amp. elect. 2 receptacles per tower. Water available. There are public showers and restrooms available. $30.00 unless you qualify for golden age card, then it is $15.00 per night, up to 14 day stay.

Nice clean park, 2015-01-20
Captain: , Jacksonville Fl (1550)

The price has just went to 30/night, half with a senior pass. A bargin for docks with water, electric, and clean showers and bath nearby.
About 2 and a half miles to Publix and restruarants.

Inexpensive and dog friendly for 40' boats., 2014-11-21
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

$24.00 $12 with Golden age pass. at the camp ground has water and single 50amp/30 amps plugs. Slips carry 6' depth to bank rocks with current water levels 11-19/14. We were there stern this time in and and docks are much better It's at a nice camp ground water, trash dog friendly. Lock Dolphins are next to the slips and offer a convenient no cost mooring. Dinghy dock at the park is free.

Peace and quiet, 2014-04-29
Captain: , Jacksonville, Fl (30)

We pulled in here @ midnight after a long motor / sail from calusa jacks marina just outside the first lock on the west side. I (for the first time) docked Aft in. This was day 3 of owning our 37' irwin cc. I did this not for bragging rights (despite what my wife may say) but becasue the piers are short and we were traveling with kids and needed it to be a safe and easy exit. We draw 4.5' and had no problems, although the rocky shore is a bit unnerving. The cost 24$, 30/50amps nice campground for the kids to burn off some energy before heading out into the blue. This location was serene. You can see pictures of it on our blog at

A great stop, 2014-01-30
Captain: , Palm Coast, FL (10)

We stopped on our way west across the lake for one night and stayed 4 nights on our return. The rock sea wall is a bit unnerving coming in the first time. Our single engine 34' with 12' beam and 3'8" draft fit very nicely. we were traveling with a larger 36' trawler and he was fine as well. As reported, the finger piers are a bit short, but very doable. Very clean well maintained area. very nice staff.

A really pleasant surprise !, 2014-01-10
Captain: , Palm Coast, Florida (311)

For $24 a night. ($12 with National Park Golden Pass) including electricity this is a real find. This is a RV park also. The facility is run by the Corps of Engineers. The restrooms and showers have been newly remodeled with nice tile and new plumbing fixtures. . The showers are sizable with a large private changing area. The park is immediately next to the St. Lucie Lock on the freshwater side. You can walk over to the locks to boat watch and they have a nice visitors center with info about the construction the St. Lucie Canal. Only 8 slips, but they will take reservations on 4, others are first come. Only downsides are the docks are very short. You need to bring food. We walked approximately 1.5 miles each way to a Dairy Queen. The other nearest restaurants are at the Interstate 95 interchange, which would probably be another half mile beyond the Dairy Queen. We decided to stay 3 nights to wait for an optimum crossing day for the Lake as we are heading westbound across the state.

A nice, clean, quiet reasonable place, but only if there is water!, 2013-07-25
Captain: , St. Augustine, Florida (266)

This is a corps of engineers park on the west side of St Lucie lock, it has about 8 small finger slips, wooden definitely not fancy but solid and each slip has a power pole with 30/50a and water, no wifi. I backed in with no depth issues on my 36' trawler, they say 40' max but I dont know why. For $24/night if under 62 if over $12/night. Reservations can be made online, or as the ranger said there is almost always a slip available. No nothing here as far as groceries ... just a very basic slip. Note: when I went the lake was high, I am not sure there would be much water in normal or drought conditions!

Ploeasant stop for an over night, 2013-06-11
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (160)

Docked bow in at #6...plenty of water, clean bathroom, shower, 50/30 amp service.

very quiet, 2013-04-12
Captain: , Buffalo (832)

Our 36' Grand Banks trawler had no problem using the posts and docks to secure our boat. We have a 4.5 draft. Water and 50 amp electric for $24 and you could not find a quieter place. Saw an alligator swim by our stern. Plenty of fish jumping around us. Clean restrooms.

SHe said there is no Marina or docks : ), 2012-12-12
Captain: , Miami Beach (630)

I called and spoke with a lady there and she doesn't know anything about any docks at the RV campground facility. I will take a look tomorrow when we are anchoring across from the lock.

Easy easy or west stop, 2011-12-21
Captain: , Galena, MD (1856)

Docks are short and front end is shallow but no problem docking 36' with 3.5ft draft. Saw 5 ft under boat. Nice RV location and easy to walk the dog. Quiet with no wakes and no tide. Also no shopping.

Strictly for smaller boats and in light winds!, 2011-01-05
Captain: , Whitby UK (111)

Poles and planking too close to shore for boats over 30ft! We tried it with a 15kt crosswind (30ft single prop trawler) and we found the rocky bank too close for comfort! A good stop for a small boat E-bound! W-bound it would also a bit too soon to stop. Starting from here you enter Okeechobee late am and the winds tend to be fresher, on the lake, when sun effect is strongest!

Nice place for smaller boats, 2010-11-11
Captain: , Panama City, Florida (521)

We were going to stop here with our 38 foot sailboat but were not comfortable with the slips. These are not nearly as nice as the slips at Franklin Lock. The finger piers are not very long and the shore is rocky so you have to be careful how close you get to shore. We are used to short finger piers since that's very common in the Panhandle, but here there are only a few wobbly pilings to tie to off the end of the finger piers and none between adjacent slips so it is a little hinkey getting tied up well. In settled weather it would be OK, but if there's going to be much wind on the beam it could cause problems. We chose to skip the park which is too bad because the park itself was very nice looking. A smaller boat or calmer weather would have been OK.

good stop before going into tidal waters, 2010-02-10
Captain: , Portsmouth, RI (260)

Nice stop. Economical clean and friendly water and electric included. Limited wakes because of dam.

Room to anchor north side just before dam.

Pleasant stop, 2009-03-04
Captain: , Punta Gorda (36)

Price increase since last review: $24/night, half with Golden Age card. Electric and water, no pumpout.

small marina, 2007-02-16
Captain: , Stuart, Fl. (268)

4 slips by reservation nice little park , only $20. a night

Ads by Google