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Your pass to fun! Lodging-only guests can purchase a Recreation Pass to enjoy many of Madden’s resort amenities. With the purchase of a Recreation Pass, you get access to activities and lawn games at The Tennis & Croquet Club, golf on the Social 9 (carts and clubs additional), non-motorized watercraft at the Marina, plus many scheduled activities during the summer.

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On Property Activities

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Tennis & Croquet Club

Madden’s Tennis & Croquet Club is home to tennis courts, pickleball, bentgrass croquet and lawnbowling lawns, shuffleboard, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball and mountain bikes.

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Madden’s has a full service marina for all your watersports needs: pontoon boats, fishing boats, runabouts, tubes, waterskis, kayaks, canoes, water bikes, stand up paddle boards, and rowboats.

Pools & Beaches

Make a splash at one of three sand beaches, two indoor pools, and two outdoor pools — including the NEW saltwater pool at Madden Inn & Pool Deck. When the water is warm enough, you’ll find the inflatable water park on Steamboat Bay Beach.

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The experience of a lifetime awaits you in Madden’s Wake Surf & Water Ski School! Our expert staff will instruct you through all your water sport activities. We GUARANTEE your success in getting up on the skis if you reserve a one-hour lesson- or the first ½ hour is on us! Available Memorial Day-Labor Day

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Unique to Madden’s, this fun and exhilarating sport will put your reflexes and aim to the test! Our professionals will provide instruction to all skill levels (we love teaching first-timers!).

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Adventure Cove

Kids will play, explore, and discover while parents enjoy the resort! Adventure Cove is a supervised resort activity program for children ages 4-12 who are staying at Madden’s on Gull Lake. Every day brings a new adventure, including swimming, fishing, kids archery, indoor games and crafts, and so much more!

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Explore the Brainerd Lakes Area

The Brainerd Lakes, Nisswa, and Cuyuna areas are filled with quintessential Minnesota adventures! Madden’s is just a short drive to experiences like zip lining through the treetops, world-class mountain biking, boutique shopping, breweries, and more.

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