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Get Outdoors!Date range: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Thursday, September 17, 2020 Location: Richard Bong SRA

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Practice Trail Run/Walk

30 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Run, Walk
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Whether you are participating in the Wolf Lake trail run or not, join us to run (or walk) the 3.6-mile Blue Trail after some morning stretches. Meet at the Trailhead.

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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, September 21, 2019

Cast Iron Cooking

30 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Cooking, Food
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Cooking on a campfire doesn't have to be all hotdogs and tinfoil dinners! Join us for this drop-in demonstration to discover tips for cast iron cooking and care, and to sample tasty treats! 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, September 28, 2019

Jerky Making 101

23 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activity: Food
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join us for a jerky workshop! Learn what equipment and techniques you'll need to prepare and make your own jerky. There may even be some tasting! Please pre-register by calling (262) 878-5601 so we can buy supplies. 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

Sunday, September 29, 2019

20th and Final Wolf Lake Trail Run/Hike

22 days old

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Race, Run, Walk
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Enjoy a beautiful 5K run or a 1-mile walk to raise funds for the park!  Raffles, homemade bakery and pottery mug awards. 

Fee prior to Sept. 10 is $30/adult, $18 for youth ages 14 and younger. Download a registration from the Bong Naturalist Association website [exit DNR].

Packet pick up 7:45-8:30 a.m. Run starts at 9 a.m. 

No park entrance fees for participants. Meet at the beach (please remember that pets are not allowed at the beach).


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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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Deer Hunt for Food Workshop

19 days old

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Hunting, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Learn to hunt ethically for your own locally sourced meat. For adults with limited or no experience.

You must participate in the five training sessions starting Oct. 2 before you can hunt on Oct. 12 with a mentor. To register, email Marty Moses.


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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, October 5, 2019

Make Your Own Paper

16 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Drop in between 1 and 2:30 p.m. to make paper from start to finish! Learn techniques for including botanicals and seeds in your project. 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, October 10, 2019

Knee-high Naturalist

11 days old

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

Bring your 3-5 year old to this fun, hands-on program. This month go on an APPLE ADVENTUREI! Be prepared to go outside. Please call to register or to cancel (262) 878-5601. Meet at Brightonwoods Orchard.

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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, October 12, 2019

Nature Sound Recording

9 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join sound artist Paul Dickinson to discover the basics of recording nature sounds. Find out how recordings are used and which equipment will get you started. Weather permitting we'll go out to record some sounds of the park. 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, October 19, 2019

Eco-Halloween Hike

2 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Festivals, Food, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

You are invited to meet some "Marvelous Mammals" at this non-scary, family event. Enjoy jack-o-lanterns, Halloween nature skits, fires, games and crafts. Refreshments for sale. You may arrive anytime between 6:30 and 8 p.m. to sign up for a hike. Hikes take about a half-hour. Entire event is held outdoors, please dress accordingly. Meet at Shelter #1. $2 fee per person (ages 4+) payable at registration.

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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, October 26, 2019

Beavers in Wisconsin

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join DNR Biologist Marty Johnson to learn how beavers helped shape Wisconsin's history and habitats. Discover how perfectly adapted they are and ways you can live with a beaver neighbor. In the field, you'll hike to visit a beaver home. 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, November 2, 2019

Learn to Squirrel Hunt

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Hunting, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Learn the basics of squirrel hunting and gun handling then hunt with a mentor. For adults with limited or no experience. Hunt day will depend on the weather. Hunt will take place on Nov. 2 or Nov. 3.

For questions or to register, email Marty Moses.


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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, November 2, 2019

Zentangle Leaf Art

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Drop in between 1 and 2:30 p.m. to let your creativity run wild as you use real fall leaves and colorful pens to create beautiful Zentangle art. Fun for all ages! Stay for as little or long as you like. 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, November 9, 2019

Spoon Spinners

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activity: Arts and Crafts
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Make your own wind spinner using recycled spoons. We provide the drills, instructors and materials. Please pre-register by calling (262) 878-5601. Fee is $12. For ages 12 and up. 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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Knee-high Naturalist

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

Bring your 3-5 year old to this fun hands-on program. This month get READY FOR WINTER! Be prepared to go outside. Please call to register or to cancel (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, November 16, 2019

Coiled Rim Gourd Bowls

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Indoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Make a beautiful decorative gourd bowl with a coiled and sewn fiber rim. Learn the techniques of growing, drying and preparing gourds for use as well. Please pre-register by calling (262) 878-5601. Fee is $25. 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, November 16, 2019

Search for Short-eared Owls

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

We're lucky to have this rare grassland predator visit in the winter. Discover how their unique adaptations help them survive before we drive in search of them. Meet at the Visitor Center. Photo by Patrick Dean.

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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. Some events, such as candlelight skis/hikes are very popular, and access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached.

Last revised: Friday, June 07, 2019