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The best camping near Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

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Chi Bell's

20 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Garden River 14, ON
We are located along the beautiful St Mary's river. The St Mary's river offers fishing, boating, canoeing, water boards, and kayaking. The camping site is in an open grassed area or tent under the Pines. It is rustic camping with one outhouse. Generators are welcome. There are many different species of birds on the property. Enjoy tranquil sunsets and beautiful sunrises, and the night skies. Hiking trails 15 minute drive. Groceries, shopping are located within a 10 minute drive.
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Northern Heritage Village Camping

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
We've dedicated up to a couple of acres on our large 150-acre piece of land that is also home to our Northern Heritage Village intentional community as well. We welcome responsible, friendly travellers from all over who want to enjoy one of the most beautiful, wild spots in all of Ontario! We are a family friendly environment and ask that our visitors remember that. We are also very pet friendly so long as pets are kept on leash or within the tents/setups of their owners. Unleashed pets are not permitted.
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Rosewood Forest

1 site 路 Lodging72 acres 路 Goulais River, ON
72 Acres of primarily sugar maple forest with a secret stand of mature white pines on Taylor Creek. Some walking trails with a beautiful Oak Amphitheatre for wedding ceremonies. Parking is 4 km from the renowned Robertson Cliff main trailhead, overlooking the Goulais River Valley and Lake Superior. The property is excellent for forest bathing, active rest, bird watching, unplugging, camp fires and star gazing. Great biking opportunity to Robertson Cliff trailhead followed by a hike to the scenic lookouts, and cap it all off with a cold exposure plunge in Robertson Creek Waterfall.
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Private Camping/Lake Superior Beach

1 site 路 RV, Tent1 acre 路 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Private bush lot, steps to the beach. At our camp site you get to enjoy the privacy of a bush lot at a dead end road and just a 2 minute walk to a sandy beach on Lake Superior. This is a large site with room for 2 trailers. Also enjoy ATV and hiking trails. Our camp site is on an all season paved road, 45 minute Drive from Sault Ste Marie, where you will find all of your camping needs.
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Grandma's Cabin - Lake and Fishing

1 site 路 Lodging17 acres 路 Thessalon, ON
Learn more about this land:Enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing!聽There are many places to hike and plenty of beautiful聽lakes in the聽area to explore. Or, you can just relax on the provided deck or around the campfire with s'mores!This spot is great for the whole family.聽The cabin features one double bed and plenty of room to bring an air mattress.聽We have a canoe and paddleboard available for use. Firewood provided.Campfires are permitted and pets are welcome.
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Leeburn farm land

99 sites 路 Tents20 acres 路 Thessalon, ON
Open farm land field with Creek on east side for fishing, access from Ontario highway 638 just south of downtown Leeburn. Surrounded by bluffs with forest and rock hills
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The best camping near Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site guide

Overview

About

The Sault Ste. Marie Canal, built in 1895, was the world鈥檚 longest lock, the first to operate using electricity and the last link in an all-Canadian navigational chain from the Atlantic to Lake Superior. Today the Canal, used by recreational craft, is a great spot for boat-watching and picnics - but you can do more than watch! Let a Parks Canada interpreter/guide introduce you to the Canal鈥檚 fascinating history.

When to go

The ideal time to visit the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site is between May 15 and October 15, aligning with the lock navigation season. This period offers the full experience of the site's activities and interpretive programs. Outside of these months, the visitor centre welcomes guests from June to October, providing a chance to learn about the site's history and significance.

Know before you go

  • Ensure to check the complete schedule for site access to plan your visit accordingly.
  • Locking through the canal is a must-try experience, available from May 15 to October 15.
  • Keep in mind that dogs must be on a leash, and wildlife should not be disturbed.
  • The visitor centre is open from June to October, offering insights into the canal's history.
  • Accessibility information, facilities, and services are available to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.

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