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The Bong Naturalist Association is a group of volunteers promoting conservation, education and recreation at Richard Bong State Recreation Area. 


Save the Date:

Saturday, September 26 for the 21st Annual Wolf Lake Trail Run

2020 Wolf Lake Registration

Join us for the second virtual camp out on July 11, 7-8pm.  For information or to view the first event, visit: WI GO CAMPING

Covid-19 Information:

All Wisconsin state park system properties are operating 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

An annual park sticker or trail pass is required to visit state parks and trails. Annual park stickers only, can be purchased online. State trail and other passes can still be purchased over the phone by calling 1-888-305-0398 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week. No daily stickers will be sold at this time.  Buy before you go: annual passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties. Visitors must have an annual admission sticker adhered to their vehicle or proof of purchase for entry.

Most restrooms at most state parks are now open. Some remote water fountains may still be closed in the day use areas.

Beginning June 10, 2020 standard campgrounds at Wisconsin State Parks will open.

Group campsites, day use facilities (shelters and amphitheaters) and Rock Island State Park will remain closed through June 30.

All programs and special events are canceled through June 30. 

All buildings, observation towers, playgrounds, concessions and rentals remain closed at all state parks and forests. For more information, please see: https://dnr.wi.gov/covid-19/

Properties may be limiting admission based on capacity. Please make sure to seek out current property information on our website before visiting: Wisconsin State Park Capacity Updates

Please be respectful and safe so the park can remain open.

  • Carry out all garbage, pet waste and recycling
  • Don’t trespass, make sure the area you are accessing is open to the public
  • Bring your own sanitizer and water
  • Only recreate with members of your household
  • Don’t pick native plants or remove any animals from the park
  • If you see violations, please report them
  • If you are not from Wisconsin and your state has a stay at home order, please do not leave your state

 

The Bong Naturalist Association, like all small organizations, is affected by a loss of income and donations during this time. Please consider making a donation or becoming a member to help us bridge the gap. Thank you for your support!