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Madden’s Activities

Experiences at the Resort

Tennis lessons

Tennis & Croquet Club

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

Mountain biker drinking by lake

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.

Waterski School

The memory of a lifetime awaits you in Madden’s waterski 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!

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!).

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.

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!


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.

Outdoor Waterpark

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


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

Swimming Pools

Splash around in our swimming pools–one outdoor and three indoor, take a soak in our hot tubs and warm up in the sauna.

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.

Group of people performing stretches in unison at Madden's on Gull Lake

Fitness Room

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

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