Aune-Osborn Campground ~ Sault Ste Marie, Michigan


We arrived at Sault St Marie, Michigan a little later than planned due to our “door” experience. We are members of the Arcadia, Florida ELKS lodge, and in May we contacted the Elks Lodge in Sault St Marie about utilizing their camping area along the waters of the St Mary’s River in Sault St Marie. They informed us it was first-come-first-serve, Elks members only. So we planned on arriving early enough to snag one of the four sites. When we arrived we were surprised to learn that they now take reservations, they were booked up and they now allow anyone to utilize their camping sites. It was a bit of a disappointment.  They suggested we call one of the two other campgrounds nearby to see if they had availability. After a quick Google search, we called the city operated Aune-Osborn Campground, about 1 mile from the lodge. Luckily, they had a site $30.00 a night, with 30amp and water, we decided to stay there for two nights.

The roadway in front of our site. St Mary’s River and the Canadian shoreline are in the background.

 

Panoramic view from the water’s edge.

Sault St Marie 4-6 August

While in Sault St Marie we visited the Soo locks. It was very interesting to watch the boats traverse the locks from the viewing platforms and we enjoyed it. We took a walk around the downtown and decided to have lunch at Karl’s Cuisine.

View of the SOO Locks from the two-story viewing platform.

 

View from our lunch seating at Karl’s Cuisine restaurant. The locks were only about 5 yards from the street’s edge.

After our excellent visit to Sault St Marie, we headed south to St Ignace, Michigan and the Lakeshore Park Campground.