Lakeland Recreation

6979 W. Houghton Lake Drive
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
OPEN DAILY AT 10:00 AM (Memorial Day through Labor Day)


Check out the fun


Lakeland offers three go-kart tracks for all sizes and skills. First, the smaller mini-go kart track is for those guests who don’t meet the height restrictions for the full-size go karts. This track has small, low to the ground go karts for littler racers to gain confidence and driving ability. The second go kart track is the next step up in speed. Guests who meet the height requirements are invited to pick out their favorite NASCAR themed go-kart and race around a short oval track, to be the next driver to take the checkered flag. The third go-kart track is for older, more experienced drivers. These karts are FAST and FURIOUS. There are even double-seated go-karts for those families with small children that can’t drive yet. (Height and age restrictions apply to all drivers.)

Mini Golf

Lakeland Recreation offers two 18 hole mini golf courses, the blue and the green course. Landscaped beautifully with waterfalls, plants, and many rocks, it makes a perfect backdrop for a souvenir picture. Courses are changed weekly to increase the challenge, so come often.

Batting Cages

If Baseball or Softball is your game, Lakeland has the batting cage for you. Our cages start small and slow and increase in speed and style to match your skill level. Slow pitch softball to Major league baseball, we’ve got it all.

Bumper Beetles

Are you Ready to Rumble? Get ready for some fast past action in these gas powered bumper cars in the shape of giant beetles. They are crazy and sometimes unpredictable. Try to steer them into your friends and family and try to bump into their “beetles”. Look close at the photo and see some of the Lakeland Recreation staff “working hard”.

Haunted Mansion

Come walk thru the halls of Count Von Strange’s 3 story house. There are body parts in the fridge. Chucky lives in the attic. Watch out for the floor that starts to shake in the maze. Not for the faint of heart. (Recommended for ages 8 & up)

Water Smashers

Liked to get soaked!!! Get ready for these gas powered bumper boats. Travel under the water from the water wheel or drive around the fountains of water, but try to keep away from the other boats trying to squirt you with their built-in squirt guns.

Kickers Challenge

Ever dreamed of kicking the winning field goal at the next Super Bowl? Now you can test out your skills at our Kickers Challenge! All that stands between you and that taste of glory is a football, a goal post, and your own skill set. Longest field goal ever recorded at Lakeland’s Kickers Challenge? 35+ yards kicked by Ken (kicked from the parking lot).

Bazooka Guns

Bazooka Guns are a BLAST, literally! We have 6 air-powered bazooka guns and buckets of balls to shoot! Targets include three skeletons and two steer silhouettes. Bonus Target: In the chest of the biggest skeleton, resides a target that, when shot, sets off a siren.


This attraction is restricted for our 10 yr and younger guests. A big red clown welcomes you to come bounce until you can’t bounce any more.

Kiddie Rides

For our really young guests, we have token operated mini-carousel and corvette cruiser. Also available are token operated battery powered jeeps and Falcon Mini Karts (ages 4-7).

Arcade Games

In our arcade you will find such vintage arcade classics as Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man, Bowling, Checks Hockey and Duck Hunt. Newer games include a Monopoly pinball machine, Ultimate Big Punch, Arctic Thunder Snowmobile Racing. We also have the arcade standards of pool, skee-ball, air hockey and basketball including several ticket redemption games.

Lakeland Recreation

The number one place in Houghton Lake, Michigan to go for fun
Whether you are celebrating a birthday, going on a date, or looking for a place where you can take the entire family, we have it all.


Memorial Day through Labor Day