Campgrounds in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Campgrounds in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is on the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. The "Soo," as locals refer to it, is a mid-sized city with many opportunities for outdoor recreation. St. Marys River, which joins Lake Superior to Lake Huron, abuts Sault Ste. Marie. Anglers have lake and river fishing options in the region. Kayakers can tour on the Great Lakes and explore the rocky shores. Hikers can hike Mackinac Trail in neighboring Mackinac County, which is 11 miles away. Tent campers and RV travelers have several options for campgrounds in Sault Ste. Marie.

Soo Locks Campground

Soo Locks Campground is on St. Mary's River and offers sites where guests can watch the Lake freighters. There are sites for RVs and tent campers. RV sites have the standard 30- or 5-amp electric, water and sewer hookups, and tent campers have access to water taps for cooking and drinking. All guests can use the bathrooms and hot showers. Pets are allowed if leashed. There is free Wi-Fi. Kayakers can launch from the campground and tour the river's edge.

Soo Locks Campground
1001 E. Portage Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-3191

Neebish Island Resort

The Neebish is in Soo Township and has sites for tents and RVs. Guests might enjoy staying here as they will be "island camping" and can enjoy the ferry ride to Neebish. Tent sites are primitive but have fire rings and access to water. RV sites have hookups that include 50-amp electric, sewer and water. Pets are allowed if leashed. Hot showers, private toilets and laundry are available for guest use and comfort. There are boat rentals at Neebish. Kayakers can circumnavigate the island if they choose, watching for waterfowl and shore birds.

Neebish Island Resort
11550 E. 16 1/2 Mile Road
Barbeau, MI 49710
(906) 632-2067

Aune-Osborn Campground

The City of Sault Ste. Marie offers RV and tent campers sites at the Aune-Osborn Campground. There are several options for sites, including the partial hookup (electric) or full "modern" sites with electric and water. There is a dump station for RV use. Tent sites have fire pits and have access to water spigots for drinking and cooking. There are showers and bathrooms for guest comfort and use. Pets must be leashed. The campground provides clear views for watching the ships as they come into and out of the locks on the river. Kayaking and fishing can be done right from the campground.

Aune-Osborn Campground
1225 Riverside Drive
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-3268‎

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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