Sunday nights in the summer and most Friday nights in off-season, join us for Cragun's traditional FREE Welcome Reception and Dinner Buffet held poolside. Family friendly food and drinks and entertainment make this event the best way to kick off your stay at Cragun's. The Welcome Reception is also the place to sign up for all of the recreational activities you'd like to participate in during your stay.
Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides
A team of beautiful Clydesdales will pull you in a 20 passenger trolley during this half-hour narration around the resort. Learn many interesting facts about Cragun's. It's perfect for all seasons, be sure to make this a relaxing part of your stay.
Magic, mystery, amazement, laughter and wild animals! Join us for our weekly variety show every Monday evening in the summer.
Do you want to know exactly where all the hotspots are on Gull Lake and where to catch the big one? Don't miss the fishing clinic. An area guide will let you know all you need to know, and then some, for your Gull Lake fishing excursion. Be ready to ask any questions you may have during and after the clinic, these guides love to talk. If you're looking for some professional assistance on the water, the guide will be happy to inform you of rates and availability.
Movie on the Beach
Join us on the South Beach select evenings after dark to watch family movies. Bring your blanket and join the fun! (weather permitting)
A Cragun's tradition that was started back in the early days of the resort and it's as popular now as ever. Today, we've added a few new twists to our Bingo nights adding a little more excitement. Cards are free to everyone, so bring the whole family!
Nightly bonfires are held on the beach and bonfires with marshmallow roasts are held twice each week after the horse-drawn trolley rides. It’s a nice way to bring the family together or get to know others staying at the resort. Many long time friendships have had their beginnings around the fire at lakeside. Who knows, maybe we will all get to hear some good stories or start a sing-a-long.
Show off your skills by playing our games. You'll receive tickets for playing the games. Then cash in the tickets for cool prizes!
Enjoy the beauty of Gull Lake on one of our 24' Bennington pontoons. These pontoons provide a pleasant ride for up to 14 passengers who want to get around the lake in a hurry, or for groups and families that wish to relax on the lake for the day just floating and listening to music or a baseball game. Each of our pontoon boats come equipped with a Yamaha 75 horse four-stroke engines. These environmentally friendly motors are quieter, providing a more enjoyable ride with less impact on the environment.
Northstar Medallion Hunt
Search high and low, near and far for the medallion. It could be anywhere! This is a great treasure hunt for everyone from the young to young at heart. If you are the best detective and find the medallion you could win a great prize!
Learn how to better your game. Topics change daily from correcting your slice to making the birdie putt. Our pros know the skills to get you from the tee box to the green.
Sing away with a live DJ and Karaoke in the Bear Trap lounge on scheduled nights.
Your first round of golf is FREE at the Legacy Reversible Par 3 Course so introduce the family to the game of golf. Or, if they are already players, stage a mini-tournament and see if mom and dad can still beat the kids!
Beach Bash/Pool Parties/Beach Olympics
Join us on the beach or in the pool for games, competition, and fun for all ages.