Running Bear Resort
Cabins and Campground

9593 Old US-45 South, Paulding, MI 49912
Phone: 906-827-3208 or E-Mail:

Your Hosts: Linda and Mike

Open Year Round

Running Bear Resort is located just off US 45, 8 miles north of Watersmeet, MI 10 miles south of Bruce Crossing, MI in the West Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Running Bear Resort offers six one and two bedroom cabins near the Ottawa National Forest, the Sylvania Wilderness, and Bond Falls Flowage. . . a delight for those who enjoy outdoor activities or the scenic beauty of the woods and waters of the Upper Peninsula.

Fishing… Hiking… Mountain Biking. . . ATVing. . . Boating… Swimming. . . Canoeing…
Kayaking. . . Photography…Bird watching….Wildlife Viewing . . .
Golfing. . . Hunting. . . Copper Mine Tours…Rushing Waterfalls…Fall Color. . .
Snowmobiling. . . Cross-Country Skiing . . . Snowshoeing. . . Ice Fishing. . .
Or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the north woods.

Cabins and Camping

The cabins at Running Bear Resort have new paint, comfortable furniture, Dish TV, wireless internet, and air conditioning units. The kitchens have new appliances, a coffee maker, a microwave, and cooking and eating utensils. All cabins have a bathroom with a shower. Towels, linens, and paper products furnished for our guests. Daily housekeeping service is available for a small additional charge.
Campground with water and electric hook-ups

Our Campground offers grassy RV sites with water and electric service (30 amp) hook-ups, a picnic table, and a campfire ring. (RV's need to be self-contained with their own bathroom facilities, but we do have an outhouse available).
Rates are $25.00 per day or $150.00 per week.

Our Cabins

Cabin #1-Grey Wolf Cabin

One bedroom cabin with a king bed, living room-kitchen area with couch & table, and full kitchen.
Sleeps 2 guests. Rates: $70.00 per night for 2 guests. $450.00 per week.

Cabin #2-Black Bear Cabin

One bedroom cabin with 2 bunk beds and a queen-size pull-out couch in the living area.
Rates $85.00 per night: $550.00 per week for 4 guests. Extra guests: $15 per night

Cabin #3-Great Moose Cabin

Two bedroom cabin with a queen bed in each room.
Comfortable living area, with table, and complete kitchen.
Rates $85.00 per night: $550.00 per week

Cabin #4-Whitetail Cabin

Two bedrooms with a queen bed in one bedroom
and a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and twim on the top in the other bedroom.
Queen pullout couch in the living area.
Rates $85.00 per night: $550.00 per week for 4 guests. Extra guests: $15 per night

Duplex Unit: Cabin #5-Fishermen Cabin and Cabin #6-Hunters Cabin
Cabin #5, The Fishermen Cabin and Cabin #6, the Hunters Cabin are adjoining two bedroom cabins that can be rented separately or you can combine them for a large group.

The Fishermen Cabin and the Hunters Cabin are open from April through December 9th.
Sorry, Closed winters from Dec. 10th through April 15th.
Cabin #5-Fishermen Cabin has 2 bedrooms with a queen bed in one bedroom
and a bunk bed and a twin bed in the other bedroom.
Daybed in the living room, table, and full kitchen.
6 guests maximum. Rates $85.00 per night: $550.00 per week for 4 guests. Extra guests: $15 per night

Cabin #6-Hunters Cabin

Two bedrooms with a king bed in one bedroom and a double bed in the other bedroom.. Complete kitchen.


Rates $85.00 per night: $550.00 per week

Rates are plus tax & subject to change without notice
Extra Guests: $15.00 per night
Great for groups and club trips with 6 cabins available for use.

Pets are Welcome.

Please keep your pets on a leash when they are outside and do not leave them unattended. Pets are also welcome on most all trails in the forests as long as they are on a leash, so your pet can also have a wonderful vacation.

Enjoy the evening campfire where you can roast marshmallows and enjoy the peaceful evening.
Fire up the grill in the Bears Den Pavillion for a cook-out.

We also have fish & game cleaning station available so it is easy to prepare your fish for a delicious fish fry or to freeze and take home with you.

We have a large circle driveway with plenty of parking space for your boat, ATV, and snowmobile trailers and gas is available near the resort.

Running Bear Resort has 14 acres of wooded property and is surrounded on 3 sides by the Ottawa National Forest so you can enjoy exciting outdoor adventures right outside the door of your cabin where you will find hiking, ATV, and snowmobile trails. ATV and Snowmobile Rentals are available at Headwaters Polaris in Watersmeet.

Bond Falls Flowage, just above Bond Falls, is an angler's delight for year round fishing. The boat ramp is just a few miles from the resort and the flowage offers with excellent boating and year round fishing. The Park, just a short distance past the Bond Falls Outpost on Bond Falls Road, offers a nice sandy beach with picnic tables, grills, and a playground for summer fun and swimming. Several picnic and sandy swimming areas are nestled in the woods along the shoreline. A delightful spot to spend the day.

Nearby Bond Falls is one of the Upper Peninsula's most picturesque waterfalls with a nice viewing and picnic area. The new road to the bottom of the falls and the new boardwalks make Bond Falls easily accessible for most visitors.

The 19,000 acre Sylvania Wilderness Area is just a few miles west of Watersmeet and is known for its unique fishing, sparkling clear waters for canoeing & kayaking, hiking trails, cross-country skiing trails, and outstanding scenery.

The town of Watersmeet and Bruce Crossing are nearby for shopping and golfing, and there is a casino in Watersmeet. Don't forget to explore the mysterious Paulding Light, only a short distance from the resort, as it rises out of the forest and hovers for a few minutes almost every evening as darkness falls.

Winter at Running Bear Resort

Winter lovers will find Running Bear Resort right on the snowmobile trails that connect to the towns in the Western U.P. and northern Wisconsin so riding opportunities are endless. Snowmobile rentals at Headwters Polaris in Watersmeet. Groomed cross-country trails await the skiers with over 90 miles of area trails. Snowshoe around the resort or try your luck ice fishing for that big one. You are only 1 hour from downhill skiing at Iron River, Ironwood, or the Porkies.

Running Bear Resort
Paulding, Michigan 49912

For reservations Phone: 906-827-3208

or E-Mail:

Make Running Bear Resort your headquarters for fun in the north woods.
Your hosts, Linda and Mike, know the area and will help you plan a fun adventure in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

For additional information visit our web site at



Exploring Watersmeet, MI
Bond Falls & Bond Falls Flowage
Upper Peninsula Towns & Cities
Upper Peninsula Traveler Home Page

Photos: Running Bear and Exploring the North