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part ofLake Okeechobee, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


St. Lucie Campground provides a relaxing camping experiences on the south side of the St. Lucie Canal, part of the Okeechobee Waterway.

Campers can enjoy watching boats and the occasional manatee pass through the canal while sitting under the warm Florida sun.

Natural Features:

Tropical vegetation surrounds the campground, which is about 25 miles east of Lake Okeechobee.

The lake is 451,000 acres, with structured waterways that extend from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Stuart.


Hike the St. Lucie North Nature Trail on the north side of the river, or spend the day fishing and boating on the canal.


The St. Lucie South Campground offers waterfront RV and tent sites, plus cruiser sites for boat campers. All but a few tent sites have electric and water hookups.

A family-friendly picnic shelter and playground are onsite to entertain the group.

Nearby Attractions:

The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge is recommended for visitors who are interested in the many species of birds in the area.

The city of Stuart is down the road with restaurants and shopping. Sandy beaches along the Atlantic make for fun day trips as well.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Playground
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Hookups
  • Waterfront Sites
Know Before You Go
  • Park attendants are on duty
  • Cruiser sites are for boats that accommodate sleeping only
  • Vehicles or trailers are not allowed on tent sites
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • Group Shelter is for day use only, no camping allowed

  • Ortona South Campground and St. Lucie South Campground are part of the same water resource project. Both campgrounds fall under the same 14 day maximum in any 30-consecutive day period regulation. Campers cannot stay at Ortona South for 14 days and then camp St. Lucie South for 14 days without camping elsewhere for 16 days. Campers also cannot use different names to get around this regulation.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
27.11028, -80.285
27°6'37"N, 80°17'6"W

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 into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

STUART  FL  34997

Phone Number:

Information:  (772)287-1382
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