Located on the St. Lucie Canal portion of the Okeechobee Waterway, St. Lucie Lock Recreation Area is just a 10 minute drive from Stuart, Florida. The tropical atmosphere with its lush vegetation provides an excellent location to camp, fish, picnic, boat, or enjoy hours of quiet contemplation. While enjoying nature's beauty, visitors may view boats and manatees locking through as they travel the Okeechobee Waterway
The St. Lucie South Campground offers 9 RV/tent sites and 8 boat campsites with electric and water hook ups. There are also 3 tent sites with no hook ups. Additional amenities include a dump station, hot showers, public phones, a playground, a boat ramp, and a picnic shelter. A large picnic pavilion located in the day use area can be reserved. The campground is open year round. Attendants are on duty and the campground telephone number is (772) 287-1382.
The city of Stuart is located just down the road and offers nearly everything you can think of. Grocery stores, restaurants, shopping malls, and the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean are all within a short driving or bicycling distance from the St. Lucie Lock Recreation area. The nearest hospital is Martin Memorial South on Cove Road.
The St. Lucie North Day Use Area offers visitors many opportunities. A nature trail is located in the wooded area of the park. Picnic sites are spread out over the day use area and there is a large picnic pavilion that can be reserved. There is plenty of shoreline access to the St. Lucie Canal where folks can have fun fishing or nature viewing. (Watch for the big alligator on the sandbar near the spillway.)
St Lucie South
525 RIDGELAWN RD
CLEWISTON FL 33440-5399 For more information about the park, please call ( 772)287-1382
The recreation area is open 6am to 10pm. The campground entrance gate is closed at 8pm. All visitors are required to leave at 10pm. Quiet hours are observed 10pm to 6am.
From I-95, take Exit 101 (Stuart/Indiantown), following SR 76 W for 0.5 miles to Locks Road. Turn right onto Locks Road and follow signs at the Canal Street intersection into the campground.
Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. The campground is open year round. Gates open at 6am and close at 8pm. Park attendants are on duty and the campground telephone number is 772-287-1382. Cruiser sites are ONLY for boats that accommodate sleeping. There is NO area for TENTS or RV's at these sites. No vehicles or trailers allowed on tent sites. Pets must be leashed. This campground has first-come, first-served sites
Camping is permitted in designated areas only. Check out time is 12 noon. Campsite fees are $16.00 per day for RV and Boat sites, $12.00 per day for Tent sites. Camping is limited to 14 days within a 30 day period.
Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets must be penned or kept on a 6’ leash at all times.
Fires are permitted in grills & fire rings only. Please extinguish all unattended fires.
Campers are expected to keep their site free of litter at all times. Trash cans are located throughout the campground for your convenience.
Vehicles must be parked on camp pads or in designated areas.
Trailer Dump Station
A dump station is provided for the disposal of waste water or similar material. Dumping "gray water" onto the ground is prohibited.
St. Lucie South Boat Launch Ramp
There is a $3.00 daily fee to use the boat launch ramp, or you may purchase an Annual Pass for $30.00 at the St. Lucie South Campground Office. Annual Passes are valid for day use fees at all US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Areas nationwide.
Golden Age/Golden Access
The lifetime pass entitles cardholder to a 50% discount of user fees at a federal project. Visitors who possess proper identification that they are a U.S. Citizen, either 62 years or older or receiving handicap disability assistance are eligible for the program. The cards may be obtained at the St. Lucie South Campground Office.