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Test your ability on Northern Michigan’s most challenging 18-Hole Adventure Golf Course! With 11 water hazards, Big Bear is sure to test the most avid golfer. Have fun as you play over and around thundering waterfalls, bubbling streams, and natural rock – all on a beautiful, forested hillside. Wind your way through the twists and turns, watch out for the swinging log, and be careful not to spook the grizzly fishing for salmon in the stream! Tiptoe through our darkened cave and don’t miss our mounted, 8-foot-tall World Record Alaskan Brown Bear!

18-Hole Adventure Golf Prices

Ages 13+ $9.95
Ages 6-12 $8.95
Ages 4-5 $4.95
3 and under FREE
Instant Replay 2nd Round 1/2 Off (must pay immediately following 1st round)


Ropes Challenge Course: Taking Fun to New Heights!

Brace yourself for an exciting adventure! The course features 11 different elements that require balance, dexterity, and focus to conquer, like swinging steps, “tremor bridge”, tightrope walk, and vertical angle stairs. “Sky Trail”, our Ropes Challenge Course, consists of horizontally strung cables, ropes, boards and other materials secured between steel supports to create elements or activities. Each participant is outfitted with a full body harness and a safety lanyard, or sling line, that is always hooked into an overhead safety system. Participants are then allowed to cross each element by walking, balancing or traversing to the opposite platform. They are encouraged to challenge each element as they feel comfortable. They can either hang on to everything that is provided them or they can even traverse the element without holding onto anything. If they fall, the sling line and harness will not let them go more than 4 inches, and they can get up and continue. Participants can choose their own path through the course while going at their own pace with the ability to pass other participants at each platform. The participant foot level is 12-20 feet off the ground and the session lasts 15-20 minutes per person, with 11 participants maximum on the course at one time. Here are a few requirements:

  • Children must be at least 48″ and the harness must fit snugly. Maximum weight limit is 300 lbs.
  • All shoes must be closed-toe and secure at the heel . “Croc” style are OK w/ a heel strap (& we rent them for $2). No flip-flops or slides allowed.
  • Pockets must be empty, eyeglasses secured, no loose objects. No skirts, dresses, or short shorts.

15 minute session: $9.95 (ask about group packages)


Bumper Boats: Rock, Spin and Spray!

The hottest And coolest bumper boats are here! This exciting ride could easily be called the “Stealth” bumper boat As it features an ultra-quiet, 24-volt electric motor. The only sounds you’ll hear are splashing, laughter, and people having fun! Have a blast while battling your friends with squirters attached to the boats! (this feature can be turned off in the case of inclement weather). Here are a few requirements:

  • (Single Riding) Driver must be at least 44 inches tall. (Double Riding) Passenger must be at least 40 inches tall And the driver must be at least 18 years old, Or a parent.
  • Two children may Not ride alone In the same boat And two adults may Not ride together In the same boat. Maximum weight limit Of 450 lbs.
  • Not recommended For individuals who have heart problems, neck, or back problems.

6 minute ride: $6.00 (ask about group packages)


Best Value! Purchase all 3 activities (Ropes Course, Bumper Boats, & Golf) at once & SAVE!

(Must be 48″ tall)

Ages 13+ $21.95 (reg. $26+)
Ages 6-12 $20.95 (reg. $25) 
Ages 4-5 $16.95 (reg. $21)


Our log cabin store carries all river & beach necessities, picnic & camping supplies, hats, clothing, jewelry, books, gifts & souvenirs, snacks, beverages, ice cream & more!

Hungry? Try our delicious subs on fresh baked bread at our on premise Subway Restaurant! We offer sandwiches, salads. Breakfast, party subs/platters, pizza and more! We have indoor seating as well as an outdoor picnic area. This healthy alternative is a great way to start or finish your outdoor adventures!


This Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) was harvested in October of 1961 in Port Heiden, Alaska by Bert Elton of Indian River. Using a .338 Winchester Magnum, it took 4 shots from 100 yards to take down this trophy bear! Estimated to weigh around 1,200 lbs, this 8 foot tall Alaskan Giant was listed in the “Boone & Crocket Book of Wildlife Records” for the size of its skull at an astonishing 29 inches! This bear had a large scratch on top of its nose and amazingly its right ear missing from a fight with another bear shortly before it was shot!

For over 50 years, this bear has been an attraction in Indian River (thus the name Big Bear Adventures)! Over the years, the sun has faded his fur showing the stitches that resulted from the original taxidermist accidentally making him into a rug. However, his sheer size, sharp teeth and massive claws make for quite a sight to see!