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A family-owned and locally operated business in Indian River, Michigan

Welcome to Big Bear Adventures, your premier adventure destination in Northern Michigan since 1968. Our legacy of providing exceptional fun for everyone and experiences spans over five decades, making us a trusted name in the region. At Big Bear, we are passionate about connecting people with nature and creating unforgettable memories. Whether you’re seeking thrilling river tubing on the famous Sturgeon River and rafting excursions, offroading on our Guided Side-by-Side Tours, or family-friendly activities at our Outdoor Fun Center, we have something for everyone. Our experienced team is dedicated to ensuring your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout your adventure. We take pride in our attention to detail, friendly service, and commitment to the outdoors.

Join us and discover the excitement and beauty of Northern Michigan’s wilderness at Big Bear Adventures!


Nestled between Burt Lake and Mullett Lake (the third and fourth largest lakes in the state!), our location is at the heart of the famous 40-mile Inland Waterway—the longest chain of rivers and lakes in Michigan! Conveniently located less than a mile from I-75, Indian River is easily accessible and just a 30-minute drive from popular resort areas like Petoskey, Gaylord, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, and St. Ignace.

Explore our vacation area’s abundant wildlife, pristine rivers, lakes, and forests, along with hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and snowmobile trails. Whether you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast or seeking a relaxing getaway, Big Bear Adventures offers endless opportunities for unforgettable experiences in nature.

Uncharted society 

Big Bear Adventures is a proud outfitter and partner of Uncharted Society, a global network selected and certified by BRP, a world leader in powersports. Uncharted Society outfitters are expert tour operators who offer memorable riding and the customer experience in a worry-free and safe environment.

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