Big Bear Adventures

Big Bear Adventures

For more than 30 years, we have been providing memorable outdoor experiences for guests of all ages and skill levels. Paddle the crystal-clear Sturgeon River (the fastest in Michigan's Lower Peninsula!) on our exciting Canoe, Kayak, Raft and Tube trips. With an average descent of 14 feet per mile, the Sturgeon River is the overall fastest river in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula! Plan on getting wet as many of our guests take an unplanned “refreshing” dunk! (approximately 80% tip-over rate for canoes/kayaks on longer trips, 0% for Rafts) Various types of paddlers can enjoy this exhilarating adventure as long as close attention is paid to the type of equipment used as well as the section and/or length of the river trip. We recommend Rafts, Tubes, and Cats for families, beginners, and/or less experienced paddlers. We recommend Canoes and Kayaks for more experienced and/or more adventurous paddlers. Big Bear Adventures offers other great family friendly activities- test your ability while having fun on our 18-Hole Adventure Golf Course, or our NEW Ropes Challenge Course and Bumper Boats! Experience winter's splendor on our unique Guided Winter Raft trips, X-C Ski or Snowshoe rentals. We can accommodate groups of all sizes and Group Packages are available- please see our website for more detailed information.

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Contact Information


4271 South Straits Highway

Indian River, MI 49749

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 238-8181

Fax: (231) 238-4500


Location of Big Bear Adventures

Map of Michigan

Indian River Weather

CLEAR, humidity 88%, barometer 29.94,
wind 0 mph CLM
A rain or snow shower in the morning
38°F | 16°F
A rain or snow shower in the morning
Mostly cloudy and milder
48°F | 36°F
Mostly cloudy and milder
Partly sunny and breezy
53°F | 28°F
Partly sunny and breezy
Partly sunny and colder
38°F | 17°F
Partly sunny and colder
Partly sunny, a shower possible; cold
38°F | 14°F
Partly sunny, a shower possible; cold

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