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Richard Bong State Recreation Area has the perfect campground sites for individuals and families alike! The park has two family campgrounds with a total of 217 campsites. Reservations are accepted for all of the outdoor group sites and most of the family campsites.
Firewood can be purchased at the park on Friday evenings 5-9 p.m. and Saturday evenings 3-6 p.m. There are local vendors that also sell firewood. Ask for maps to local vendors when you arrive.
Firewood notice: Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, firewood from out of state or from more than 25 miles away is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park or Forest properties. Also, firewood that has been in the Wisconsin emerald ash borer quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood at or near the park or forest where you are going. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline, 1-877-303-WOOD (1-877-303-9663) for information before packing for a trip. For more information, see firewood facts, rules and advice or ask the park or forest office. Maps are available to view the 25-mile radius of allowable firewood on state properties.
Pets are welcome at Richard Bong State Recreation Area when their owners obey the rules. Basic Rules Rules apply to all dogs except service animals assisting people with disabilities.These guidelines also apply to other pets.
The only picnic area where dogs are allowed is the designated and signed pet picnic area in Parking Lot B. Dogs are prohibited on nature trails at all times; these include the Vista nature trail and the Visitor Center nature trail. Dogs (and hiking) are prohibited on trails in the winter while they are snow-covered. This preserves the ski track for cross-country skiers.
Pets are allowed on-leash on any of the trails listed below:
Dogs are prohibited at the beach. If you want to cool down your pet, we suggest taking them to the boat launch area. Because that area is also used for fishing, please be cautious of fishing line and hooks.
The park has an area designated as a training area for hunting dogs. The area is used for on-foot training, training with horses and training in the water. A training license is required when using live birds or ammunition. Dog training means the activity of teaching a hunting dog to retrieve, point, flush, and/or track game for the purpose of hunting or for dog trial competition. Dog trainers are serious about training, have paid their license fee and do not appreciate pet dogs running loose while they are training. Please keep in mind that live ammunition is used in the dog training area.
To protect nesting birds and other animals, the Class 2 dog training area is closed April 15-July 31.
Looking for that perfect weekend to visit the park? Check out the local weather conditions before you step foot out of the house.
Chance of Rain
Showers early with mainly sunny skies later in the day as drier air moves in on gusty breezes. Thunder possible. High 79F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 73F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Reservations are taken by telephone at 1-888-947-2757 up to eleven months in advance and no less than 48 hours of the start date. The call center is open from 9AM to 9PM, Monday through Friday and 9am to 6pm on weekends and holidays.
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BONG NATURALIST ASSOCIATION
Richard Bong State Recreation Area
26313 Burlington Road
Kansasville, WI 53139
GENERAL PARK HOURS
6 AM to 11 PM
GENERAL OFFICE HOURS
8 AM to 4PM – 7 days a week