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Aune-Osborn Campground

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan


1225 Riverside Dr
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 49783
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.48851
Longitude: -84.31000

Elevation: 595' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Located within minutes of the locks and downtown this park lies along the St. Mary's River, an active freight way. All riverfront sites are back in and divided by view between those for Class A and trailers. Sites are mostly level gravel, sand and grass. Electric tower located mid site and voltage at 115. Water, with great pressure, was on opposite side and required 2 hoses. Good OTA TV reception. Verizon with data and mobile. Heavy rains had left park with some standing water and soggy sites. There is a park connected on the far side of the boat launch which was perfect to walk dogs. There are also benches along the riverfront so even if you do not have a waterfront site there are comfortable places to sit. Laundry Room has 3 machines at $2 a load for wash and a $1.25 a load for dryer. We would definitely stay at this park again if we were in the area. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Soo lock tours were interesting or watch ships in locks from city park. Shipwreck Museum very interesting but about 90 min drive.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful CG located on the banks of the St Mary's River separating the US & Canada. Beautiful sight on St Mary's River with 1000 foot vessels passing by the CG heading to/from the Soo Locks, traveling between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. No shade, but no problem as we experienced cool temperatures. All sites were back-in, gravel, level, water and electricity, but NO SEWER. This is a big drawback to me and would probably prevent me from returning. Showers were very nice, private and clean. However, no heat in the showers, and being a southerner temperatures in the 50's necessitate heat. Plenty of hot water though, so the shower was successful. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tower of History Museum 1/2 mile away. Soo Locks Dinner Cruise tours .2 mile. Bush plane Museum across river/border in Sault St Marie, ON Canada.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This city owned campground is again being managed by the city. They are adding improvements to the infrastructure and service. We were very pleased with our stay although would have preferred to be able to pull in to our waterfront spot vs having to back in. Pick your space carefully to insure you get the view and location you want. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Antler’s Restaurant has a unique atmosphere but the food is pretty average. The West Side Drive In serves a great burger in a car hop scenario. Highly recommend. Also download the “FindShip” app and time your visit to the Soo Locks Visitor Center so you can watch a ship go through.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Husband & Wife team do a great job managing this city owned park. The phone seems to never stop ringing with people wanting changes which they work to accommodate as much as possible. Great place for viewing the ships. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The location on St. Marys River is great - the ships coming to & from the Soo Locks pass very close to the campground & there are benches to sit & watch the ships & other boats. The "premium" sites face the river so these people don't need to leave their site to watch the ships. We only made reservations a few days in advance, so these sites were all full. But our site was a very short walk away. The bathrooms & showers are very modern & clean. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A trip to the Soo Locks visitor center & viewing platform is a must.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

As others have mentioned, this is a City Owned park, and is right on the St. Mary's river. You can see the huge freighters going by from just about any site in the place, but the waterfront sites that are actually about 50 feet back from the waterfront, are best. Sites are very spacious! They do have the Waterfront area grassed and seating is available to sit and watch the freighters. It is adjacent to another park, where you can watch the freighters go by so close, that you can nearly hit them with a rock! All have 30 amp power and water, almost no trees, with a dump site close by. Please be aware that the WATER PRESSURE in this park is 90 PSI, VERY HIGH, so use your pressure reducers! Showers are individual rooms, very nice. Office staff is super friendly. Downtown is only about 1 1/2 mile away. Laundry facility adjacent to the office. One downside... we were there 2 years ago, and during a rainstorm many sites flood, making it difficult to exit your RV. So in 2 years time, nothing has been done to correct this problem. But overall, this is a great park. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tribal casino about 2 miles away, very nice facility! The Great Lakes Shipwreck museum is very interesting, but it's a 75 mile drive one way to get there. Downtown is only 1 1/2 miles away. See the Soo Locks museum downtown, free admission, and you can watch the ships go through. They have the Soo Locks boat tours close by. Very nice tour, and a worthwhile venture.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The lake front spots are incredible. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
lake
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

.Just average county park. Dirt Roads, park on the grass, power and water only with dump station. Good staff, but nothing special about this park. Good for a couple of nights stay while in the area seeing the sights. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The tower Locks Valley camp ship museum Downtown shops Bush plane museum in Canada across the bridge

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said, this is a nice campground even though there are no sewer hookups. There is a large dump station available. Our site was listed as premium because it was right on the river so you get a great view of the ships heading to and from the locks. We had a back-in site that was level, on grass, sand, gravel and big enough for our 38ft fifth wheel and medium duty truck. People are very friendly here, apparently many camp here every summer so many folks know each other. Don't be surprised if you get invited to a get-together! No pool, campstore, cable, laundry or dog park. We had good cell service and WiFi is available. Would stay here again. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Of course go see the locks, or take a boat tour of the locks. We did not take the boat tour as going to the locks was fine and free.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Super nice park in a great location!!! Would be a 10 if they had sewer,but we knew that coming in,stayed a week and had to use the showers. They were nice and clean. WIFi is not great,but T mobile worked great. Staff was very easy to deal with. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
93
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do downtown,worth a walk!!! Stay out of the casinos,no good. Cruise the coast and check out the light houses. Great Ship Wreck museum is well worth the drive. Download the Findship app and keep up with the boats on the river. Not really worth the drive to Canada,not sure they like us!!! If you do must have passport.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful city campground right on the Saint Mary's River. We were on second row and watched ship traffic going back and forth. The only drawback, no sewer hook up. Most sites are hard stand, compressed gravel, dirt grass. Good power and water pressure. Couple of minutes drive down to Soo Locks Boat Tour and Antlers Family Restaurant. Recommend both of these. Wal Mart and Meijer Stores about 15 minutes away. We would definitely comeback here. We did not use the bath facility but looked at them and they were clean and useable. They have wifi, but can be a little weak, my verizon is one to two bars. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Well I had reserved two sites. When I arrived one of the sites had been canceled by someone other than me. lucky I did not need the other site because my traveling companion had to go home. To make matters worse there was already someone in the wrongly canceled spot. These people are crooks. Well they did say no refunds but they do not say they will rent your deposited site to someone else. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

go some where else

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Great place for boat watching. Friendly and very attentive staff. Highly recommend staying here. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We checked in the afternoon following a major rain event - the entire campground had large areas of standing water. Our initial site was unusable, so the manager gave us a one nighter to get us on dry ground. We then stayed out our time in site #45. Close to the office and decent wi-fi. The park needs some real grading work to eliminate the water drainage issues. The electrical posts in many cases are in standing water following a heavy rain. The 30 amp breaker on site 45 will not provide full 30 amp - more like 20-25 and then trips under load. Water pressure is very good and dump station is well designed with stations for entry and exit. We will stay again - not many choices, so best of the bunch. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss Clyde's restaurant and a chance to eat your meal at Rotary Park.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a big park with one trash bin. Roads are gravel, most sites are on grass and only defined by the location of the utilities. Our site and others were a sloshy, muddy mess after rain. Very few 50 amp, no sewer; dump station is not in the campground but next door near the boat ramp. Only one building of bathrooms next to the office; really not ample for this big park. Campground is full of people with barking dogs, multiple children running wild and I have no confidence there is anyone in management that would monitor behaviors according to the park rules. In the office, a mother was working with her teenage son and elementary age daughter in there with her. She acted like I was an inconvenience and spoke only to them. She didn't even offer a map of the campground, I had to ask for one. Very sloppy operation. You have to want to come here real bad to stay here. I would not return; I'd rather drive 50 miles to see the locks and stay in a comfortable park. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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