George Kemp Downtown Marina

485 Water Street Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Reservations can be made Online at or by calling 1-800-44-PARK

Phone (906) 635-7670    Fax (906) 635-7690   VHF Channel 9
Harbor Master Email

Marine Information

The Marine Weather Forecast for areas within 100 Miles of Sault Ste. Marie is posted each morning on the bulletin board in the lounge.

How to lock through- Decide which lock you are going to use. The Corps of Engineers would prefer that recreational boats use the Canadian Lock, but you may use the U.S. Lock if you choose. The Canadian Lock is smaller, less intimidating, and will provide you with a faster transit. The Canadian Lock is open from 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM to start and then goes to 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on June 22. The U.S. Locks are open 24 hours. There is no charge for either lock, and there is no customs involvement if you intend to simply pass through the Canadian Lock. Both locks monitor VHF channel 14. Simply contact them on the radio and they will instruct you what to do. Call “Canadian Canal” or ” American Lockmaster”, depending on which you have selected. If you wish to lock through so you can say that you have, I recommend locking up through the Canadian Lock and down through the U.S. Lock.

Accommodate vessels up to 75′ Average mean depth of basin 9′
30-amp or 50-amp service Dock lighting and fresh water at each slip
Midgrade gasoline, Premium diesel, Pumpout ADA Accessible well-maintained restrooms
Private showers Coin-operated laundry facility
Courtesy bicycles Courtesy Weber gas grills
Complimentary coffee in lounge each morning Dog run
Soft drinks, bag & block ice Gift shop next door at Museum Ship Valley Camp
Great cruising & fishing Watch lakers entering and departing Soo Locks
Located downtown in the heart of the tourist district Open May 15th through October 15th
Open 24 hours during peak season Internet modem connection

Need to Know Information

Checking with Customs is easy, depending on what lock you choose to lock through call, U.S. Customs at (906) 632-2631 or Canadian Customs at (705) 941-3063.

Fishing, swimming and or diving anywhere in the marina basin is forbidden. Fishing is permitted off the north (riverside) face of the public access boardwalk.

The buildings and grounds of the Kemp Marina are smoke-free. If you must smoke, please do so on your boat. Smoking is not permitted on the docks.