Richard Bong State Recreation Area:
Where Accessible Opportunities Abound!
Richard Bong State Recreation Area is committed to facilitating outdoor experiences for people of all abilities. Below is a list of accessible activities and areas that you can take advantage of throughout the park.
The cabin is designed to be fully accessible and features a kitchen with a low counter, stove, microwave, and refrigerator; a bedroom with two hospital beds (one is automatic) and a Hoyer or an Invacare lift; a living room with a full sized sofa sleeper and two cots; a bathroom with a wheel-in shower, folddown shower bench and shower commode chair; heating and air conditioning; an attached screen porch; and an outdoor fire ring.
Tents and other camping units are NOT allowed on the cabin site. Campsites are available nearby.
Campsites with accessible grills and picnic tables on level camp pads are available. Site numbers are 6 (not paved), 106, 214, and 401. These sites feature such amenities as paved parking (all but site 6), accessible rest rooms within 125 feet, accessible showers when open, and most offer shady areas.
While an accessible north service road with scenic habitat is level and paved, there are currently no designated accessible trails.
By request at the office, you can haveaccess to the wheelchair sand rover so you can enjoy the beach. There is also an accessible playground at the beach, close to rest rooms and the parking lot.
Six accessible picnic shelters are available for rent. All picnic areas have some accessible tables and grills available for use. Remember, please pick up after use so we can keep the park beautiful!
Turkey and waterfowl accessible blinds are available and may be reserved. A level, paved road on the north side of the property is accessible to hunt deer, mourning dove, pheasant, rabbit, and squirrel. These hunting areas feature nearby parking. Fees will apply for use of hunting areas. Check with the office about property regulations, hunter education programs and license info.
Enjpy the observation ramp that overlooks a high-quality wetland. Bring binoculars for great views of water birds. Attend a naturalist program to learn even more about nature in the park.
A fishing pier on 150 acre Wolf Lake is accessible. An Urban Fishing Pond has a paved level path and fishing platforms. Other amenities for anglers are nearby parking and rest rooms and bait for purchase. Special bag and size limits on fish are posted.
The park provides accessibility for all visitors making it a great place for the entire family!