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Visit Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Sunday10/246:00 am - 11:00 pm

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, Wisconsin, native who was America’s leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.

Richard Bong State Recreation Area property is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Office hours vary by season and staff availability. Fees and park business are handled at the entrance station or visitor center. When both locations are closed, a self-registration station is available.

During winter the visitor center is typically open weekends 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Monday.


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Richard Bong State Recreation Area
26313 Burlington Rd
Kansasville, WI 53139 United States


Bong Naturalist Association

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