St. Lucie South at St. Lucie Lock is a tiny Corps of Engineers campground close but not too close to the Florida Turnpike and I-95 southwest of Stuart, Fla. It’s right on the St. Lucie Canal part of the Okeechobee Waterway.
The campground features nine paved W/E campsites complete with covered picnic tables and fire rings, eight boat dockage W/E sites and a few tent campsites. Everything’s in great condition and the bathhouse is immaculate.
There’s not a whole lot to do within the campground other than walk and fish and watch the water slosh. For more intrepid walkers and bicyclists there’s the surrounding community to explore.
Directions to St. Lucie Lock Recreation Area
Campground Office is at N27º 06′ 37.21″ W80º 17′ 06.16″. The physical address is 2170 SW Canal Street/Campground, Stuart, FL 34997
From I-95, take Exit 101 (Stuart/Indiantown), following SR 76 W for 0.5 miles to Locks Road. Turn N on Locks Road to Canal Street intersection and make a left into the campground.