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- Richard Bong State Recreation Area
26313 Burlington Rd.
Kansasville, WI 53139
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Richard Bong State Recreation Area Current conditions
Conditions as of Wednesday, October 30, 2013:
Please be aware that Wolf Lake water levels are very low due to failure of the water control structure. Do to extremely low water, boating options are very limited. Repairs are planned but are unlikely to be completed in 2013. Please contact Park staff for information on local area swimming, fishing and boating alternatives.
Trails are open to hikers. Pets must be on a leash 8-feet or shorter at all times. Some hiking trails are closed due to very wet conditions.
All-terrain vehicle (ATV) and dirtbike trails
Availability of the ATV and dirtbike trails is determined on a daily basis. For the most current trail conditions, please call 262-878-5600.
Trails are open depending on trail conditions, please call 262-878-5600 for availability. A state trail pass is required for riders ages 16 and up riding on the trails. If trails are closed, you may ride on the paved roads at Richard Bong State Recreation Area. Please ride responsibly to not degrade the trails. You are required to take any droppings and hay with you from the parking lots when you leave so the natural beauty of the park is not compromised.
Pets are permitted on most hiking trails, roads and in campgrounds. They are not permitted in picnic areas, buildings or shelters, at the playground, beach, at nature programs or on interpretive nature trails. Pets must be on a leash 8-feet or shorter at all times.
Public use in the Special Use Zone (SUZ)
Activities in the Special Use Zone (SUZ) area must be managed to insure compatibility. Please call ahead at least a week before your planned event for permission to use the area. Check with management if you are planning an activity (rocket launches, free flight airplanes, rubber band airplanes, etc.) in the special use zone.
Don't move firewood!
Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.
Campgrounds are open.
Many ash trees have been cut in the park due to the discovery of the emerald ash borer.
Firewood can be purchased from local vendors. Maps are available at self registration stations.
The water level in Wolf Lake is low because of an emergency draw down. Fishing will be impaired, however plans for lake restoration are underway. The urban fishing pond has been stocked with trout. A fishing license and an inland trout stamp are required for all anglers 16 years of age and older.
Please check hunting regulations. All species with a hunting season may be hunted at this property. Hunting hours at Richard Bong may differ from the regulations. Call 262-878-5600 for hunting times and questions specific to Richard Bong State Recreation Area. No rifles or handguns are allowed for hunting, only shotguns, bows and muzzle loaders. A daily hunting permit and vehicle admission are needed to hunt on the property. Target shooting and sighting-in firearms are prohibited.
- More about Hunting at Richard Bong State Recreation Area
- Richard Bong State Recreation Area hunting map
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Extended weekend hours vary.
Annual vehicle admission stickers for 2013 are available for purchase and are valid for admission to all Wisconsin state parks until December 31, 2013.