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Big Bear Adventures can provide an exciting high-quality outdoor recreation experience for your youth group! With over 30 years of experience, we offer the best in equipment, fun outdoor recreation, lodging options, and great youth group rates! In 1999, we introduced our River Rafting Trips, which have been a huge hit with children of all ages, youth group leaders, and parents alike!

Our trips run on the very last part of the crystal-clear Sturgeon River, where it slows down and is an easier section, yet still exciting. We own the “Put-In” point (only 2 miles away & all paved roads), and our ending is in beautiful Burt Lake State Park! The Park offers over 2,000 feet of sandy beach (great for swimming and playing!), and a large, grassy day-use picnic area with playground equipment, under towering oak and pine trees. The Rafts promote teamwork and are nearly impossible to tip over – a real relief to youth group leaders and parents!

Located directly across from the State Park entrance in Indian River, we have a log cabin general store filled with snacks & goodies, a “SUBWAY” Restaurant, a picnic area, and don’t miss our 8 foot tall World Record Alaskan Brown Bear! We also offer a Ropes Challenge Course, Bumper Boats; Rock, Spin & Spray and 18-Hole Adventure Golf. Less than a mile away is the World’s Largest Crucifix – “The Cross In the Woods”, which welcomes groups free of charge. We also offer “Sumo Wrestling” and “Inflatable Bouncers” as an add-on option that must be arranged in advance. Ask for details.

Please click below to review the exciting options and packages. Feel free to contact us with any questions, recommendations, or for references.