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St Marys Falls Park

Park

👍👍 Great place to watch the ships go by! People often mention Great, picnic, ships, park, view, locks, area,


Address

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Rating on Google Maps

4.40 (90 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Wednesday: 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Thursday: 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday: 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Saturday: 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday: 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Monday: 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Tuesday: 7 AM to 10 PM

Featured Reviews


Frequently mentioned in reviews: Great (10) picnic (10) ships (8) park (8) view (7) locks (7) area (6)
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  • 3/5 Greg H. 3 years ago on Google
    The barbed wire topped chain link fence was a little off-putting. Go to Duluth if you want to see these same ships pass where you can almost reach out and touch them.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Kathryn H. 1 year ago on Google
    Great place to watch the ships go by!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 God Chasers Something p. 6 years ago on Google
    Great place to view the locks for free and a great park
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 John M J. 3 years ago on Google
    It was cold.. lovely view.. did not sit on the benches.. a lot of distracting activity going on.. COVID-19 is a pandemic causing panic.. what is everyone afraid of..
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Nolan R. 4 years ago on Google
    Very nice park. Great views of the passing ships. It is very clean, safe, and well-kept. I just wish it did not close so early.

  • 3/5 Dave L. 10 months ago on Google
    It's all fenced in now, construction. Giving to you by Biden Administration. Sign says it.

  • 5/5 Janel K. 10 months ago on Google
    Great little outdoor area to stop and have a picnic. Covered picnic area provided. Tables ans garbage were clean also.

  • 4/5 Bruce W B. 11 months ago on Google
    Great boatwatching spot, pavillion and picnic tables. But road is in horrible shape. Sad the COE or city wouldnt make repairs. Still a great spot, road still sucks. 7/3/23 update to road condition- appears the American Legion patched up part of the road. Lots still hazardous to walking sadly

  • 5/5 Katie N. 1 year ago on Google
    Beautiful view with new Pavilion with picnic tables.

  • 5/5 marianne l. 1 year ago on Google
    Easy to find, decent free parking. Easy to enjoy and picnic and watch freighters pass by and enter soo locks. 2 blocks walk to locks park entrance and viewing platform

  • 5/5 Becky G. 2 years ago on Google
    Such history here! Was at one time an ancient tribal burial ground! Must read the plaques set up in front of the park! Very interesting read and great park to visit!

  • 5/5 Bethany R. 3 years ago on Google
    Nice, more low-key area to watch ships enter the locks from Lake Huron. With scattered picnic tables and some trees makes for a nice little stopping area with easy parking. Currently there's lots of geese and seagulls in the area!

  • 5/5 John K. 3 years ago on Google
    Nice quiet hidden gem of a park. You can't see the locks. But you can view ships coming and going from the east side of the locks. Ample parking and short walk to picnic tables. Unfortunately there are no grills, so pack your pb&j for a picnic!. No restrooms. One small rain shelter pavilion.

  • 5/5 Sherri S. 1 year ago on Google
    Such a beautiful park. So much fun watching the ships and boats. I highly recommend going here.

  • 5/5 L M. 5 years ago on Google
    Great view of Ships

  • 5/5 Ben L. 4 years ago on Google
    Decent park for the area. Fountain needs some upgrades.. modernization

  • 5/5 Lori J. 4 years ago on Google
    Very relaxing place

  • 5/5 David C. 4 years ago on Google
    St. Mary's Falls Park is really nice and not one that I realized aloud for viewing traffic on the river, but it does. There are picnic tables and big trees. It is a beautiful location!

  • 5/5 Timothy G. 3 years ago on Google
    Love the view. A great place to see the frieghters.

  • 5/5 Al L. 3 years ago on Google
    Great ship watching apot

  • 4/5 Allen H. 3 years ago on Google
    Nice place to eat sandwich and wait for ships going to the locks

  • 3/5 Dave S. 3 years ago on Google
    Nice view of the river. The pavilion was large and easily accessible. However, there was a lot of goose poop to navigate.

  • 5/5 Vicky G. 4 years ago on Google
    Great place to watch the big ships.

  • 4/5 J L. 4 years ago on Google
    A great place for an early afternoon stroll

  • 5/5 Carolyn W. 4 years ago on Google
    Great spot of history 👌

  • 3/5 Esther W. 4 years ago on Google
    Nice quiet place to have a picnic lunch, but no available restrooms.

  • 5/5 Rebecca Lynn S. 4 years ago on Google
    Great place to watch the freighters go through the Soo Locks


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Amenities


  • Pets
    • ✓️ Dogs allowed
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot

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