Skip to main content
child jumps on inflatable slides in the lake

Madden’s Activities

Experiences at the Resort

tennis and croquet building across lagoon

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.

Open 8AM-9PM

Inflatable Water Park

Located at the beach at Steamboat Bay, Madden’s Gull Lake inflatable outdoor waterpark features fun inflatable toys to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours.

Available seasonally

Wake surfer on Gull Lake

Wake Surf & Water Ski School

The memory 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

Call 218-855-5913 to reserve

minnesota trap shooting


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!).

An elderly man throwing dart into the board as another watches on.

Axe Throwing

If you’re looking to try something a little different, this activity is right on target! Groups of 2-8 can participate in a little friendly competition as you try your hand at Axe Throwing.

Fitness centre

Fitness Room

Elliptical trainers, multiple resistance and weight training machines, and treadmills. You can keep up your regular exercise regimen with ease.


Madden’s is home to several shops that offer unique art, eclectic gifts, home decor, and trendy fashions and accessories.

Water sports at sunrise

Recreation Pass

For Madden’s lodging-only guests, purchase a Recreation Pass and enjoy Social 9 green fees, tennis courts, croquet lawns, lawn bowling, pickle ball,  horseshoes, waterbikes, canoes, rowboats, paddleboats, kayaks and stand up paddleboards.

Madden's Marina

Marina Rentals

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.

two people ride bikes on the road

Hiking & Biking

Hike and bike your way through East Gull Lake area trail system, on the Paul Bunyan Trail, or take a thrilling spin on world-class mountain biking trails at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area.


Madden’s offers three sand beaches at Steamboat Bay, Wilson Bay, and Madden Lodge.

A girl jumping into the pool

Swimming Pools

Make a splash! Soak up the sun in the great outdoors at the Madden Inn Pool Deck or Strawberry Ridge Outdoor Pool (coming soon!), or enjoy the comforts of the indoors at Madden Inn and Wilson Bay.

Stable Gallery

In addition to an eclectic selection of products to shop from, you’ll also find art project classes at The Stable Gallery. Check daily activity schedules or visit the Stable Gallery for classes and times.


Guided Fishing


Give us a call and we’ll get you set up for a day on the lake.


Try something truly unique- learn Fly Fishing from the professionals!

Pursuit E-Bikes

Explore with ease on a battery-assisted bike. Bikes and scooters available for hourly rental at Madden’s Tennis & Croquet Club. (Not included in Madden’s Recreation Pass)

Brainerd Lakes Rowing Club

Madden’s and Brainerd Lakes Rowing Club is pleased to offer Madden’s guests the opportunity to take part in an introduction to rowing session on Wilson Bay.

This 90-minute session is designed to introduce a group of five to nine people to the idea of rowing boats as a team. You’ll learn the basics of the rowing stroke and get an introduction to “sweep” rowing, where each rower handles just one oar.

Request More Information

Get all the information you need to plan your visit to Madden’s.

Submit a Request

Make Your Reservation

It has never been easier to book your
vacation at Madden’s

Book Today

Contact Madden’s

Get in touch with the staff at
Madden’s on Gull Lake

Call Now