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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Celebrate the Solstice

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Enjoy a natural celebration at this busy time of year. Learn how others have celebrated the return of the sun then hike and do some of your own celebrating. Entire event is held outdoors, please dress accordingly. Meet at the Amphitheater.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Monday, January 1, 2018

First Day Hike

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

State Parks across the nation host New Year's Day hikes. Join in the celebration to start your year off right and learn a little about the park too! Meet at the visitor center for a 1.5-mile hike. Dress to be outside. Event will be cancelled only if a blizzard or bitterly cold.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Knee-high Naturalist

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your 3-5 year old to this fun and active nature program. This month let's TAKE A BIRD TO LUNCH! Program will go on regardless of weather but topic may change. Please call to pre-register at least 48 hours in advance (262) 878-5601. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Art of Falconry

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activity: Educational Programs
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join falconer Ed Foster and friends to learn about the sport of kings. Meet some birds and discover how their adaptations help them hunt. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, January 20, 2018

GO Ice Fish!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Fishing, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Learn the basics of safe and effective ice fishing then try to catch a fish of your own! Free fishing this weekend and some equipment provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is weather dependent. Meet at the Visitor Center but be prepared to drive.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, January 27, 2018

GO Cross-country Skiing!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Cross country ski, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your skis and join instructor John Meyer to learn about waxing and many other skiing tips. The diagonal stride technique will be taught and practiced. Please call to pre-register (262) 878-5601. Program is weather dependent. Meet at Shelter #1.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Owl Prowl

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Night event, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join us for this annual event to discover why owls are the perfect night hunters. Dress for the weather because we will go outside to search for these predators. Meet at the Visitor Center but be prepared to drive.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Winter Survival

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join hunter safety instructor Jerry Costabile for some hands-on cold weather survival tips. Dress for the weather, you will go outside. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Knee-high Naturalist

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your 3-5 year old to this fun and active program. This month meet some FOXES & FRIENDS. Be prepared to go outside. Program will go on regardless of weather but the topic may change. Please call to pre-register at least 48 hours in advance (262) 878-5601. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, February 10, 2018

GO Cross-country Skiing!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Cross country ski, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your skis and join instructor John Meyer to learn about waxing and many other skiing tips. The diagonal stride technique will be taught and practiced. Please call to pre-register (262) 878-5601. Program is weather dependent. Meet at Shelter #1.


Close

Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Return to Romance

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Food, Hike, Music, Walk
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Warm someone's heart this Valentine's Day with a visit to the park. Enjoy a candlelit walk, fine homemade desserts, warm drinks, a fire and live music from Wilde Thyme. Please call to pre-register (262) 878-5601. This program is for adults only and cost is $6/person. You will also need a state park admission sticker on your vehicle. Meet at the Visitor Center. Don't wait, this program fills quickly!


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Winter in the Wild

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Learn how plants and animals survive and thrive during Wisconsin's cold winter months as we hike in search of survivors. Appropriate for all ages. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Paint and Sip-Winter Cardinals

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Indoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Jose Palomo from Picasso Vino guides you step by step to paint your own masterpiece. For ages 21+ and for all abilities. Please call (262) 878-5601 to pre-register, fee is $30 to cover cost of supplies. Sponsored by the Bong Naturalist Association. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Attracting Backyard Bluebirds

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join John Meyer, Kenosha County coordinator for an update on Wisconsin's bluebirds. Learn the best ways to attract them and how to increase nesting success. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Knee-high Naturalist

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your 3-5 year old to this fun and active nature program. This month learn about OWL BABIES! Program will go on regardless of weather but topic may change. Please call to pre-register at least 48 hours in advance (262) 878-5601. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Coyote Neighbors

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Discover how perfectly adapted coyotes are to survive. Learn some tips for living near them then we'll go out to try to call our coyote neighbors. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI 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.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Wednesday, October 18, 2017