Welcome to the Bong Naturalist Association
Bong Naturalist Association, otherwise known as BNA, is an all-volunteer friends group that is dedicated to support and promote the educational, interpretative, and recreational goals of Richard Bong State Recreation Area.
We partner with the park to enhance and protect the natural resources and to educate visitors on the need for conservation and preservation. Bong Naturalist Association was founded as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation in 1994.
All of our activities and money raised are used to benefit Richard Bong State Recreation Area and its visitors.
We’re Glad You Visited. We Have So Much to Show You.
Richard Bong State Recreation Area offers something for everyone. Activities available include walking, running, bicycling, swimming, canoeing, fishing, camping, picnicking, in-line skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling. Richard Bong offers an area where visitors may fly hang gliders, hot air balloons, and model airplanes and rockets. The park also has places to train dogs, train falcons, ride an ATV trail, go horseback riding, and hunt in season.
We invite you to take a look at all we have to offer. Scroll through the activites below to start enjoying our unique recreation area.