Firewood Notice: As of June 1, 2014, firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground.
In addition, firewood that has been in an EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Information Line 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.
Attention: Ash trees infested with emerald ash borer are being removed from this property. Ash trees are prone to dropping their branches once they are in decline, so the trees could become a safety concern. Because ash was a dominant tree in the campgrounds, campers will notice campsites are more open. Also, water levels have been reduced on Vern Wolf Lake while repairs are made to the impoundment. The lake will remain drawn down while dam safety officials inspect the impoundment and determine repair options.

RICHARD BONG STATE RECREATION AREA, WI

Approximately 4,515-acres await visitors to this multi-use recreation area in Kenosha County. The recreation area offers traditional outdoor activities as well as unique opportunities. Dog training, model airplanes, rocketry and falconry co-exist with rare species and habitats.
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Aug 01 2015   Later Dates

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2014:
  • 2014 Sunrise sites B-F: Reservations 03/07/14 thru 11/30/14.
  • Sunrise Site A : Reservations year round.
  • Sunrise 1-30: Reservations year round
  • Sunrise sites 101-139: Reservations 05/02/14 thru 10/12/14
  • Sunrise sites 140-150: Reservations 03/07/14 thru 11/30/14
  • Sunrise sites 201-237: Reservations 03/07/14 thru 11/30/14
  • Sunset sites 301-347: Reservations 05/22/14 thru 9/1/14
  • Sunset sites 401-453 Reservations 05/22/14 thru 9/1/14
  • No inventory: 12/03/13 - 03/07/14 - with the exception of sites 1-30 and site A.
  • All other sites are closed when off reservations.

    2015:
  • 2014 Sunrise sites B-F: Reservations 03/06/15 thru 12/06/15.
  • Sunrise Site A: Reservations year round.
  • Sunrise 1-30: Reservations year round
  • Sunrise sites 101-139: Reservations 05/08/15 thru 10/11/15
  • Sunrise sites 140-150: Reservations 03/06/15 thru 12/06/15
  • Sunrise sites 201-237: Reservations 03/06/15 thru 12/06/15
  • Sunset sites 301-347: Reservations 05/22/15 thru 9/6/15
  • Sunset sites 401-453 Reservations 05/22/15 thru 9/6/15
  • No inventory: 12/01/14 - 03/05/15 - with the exception of sites 1-30 and site A which are reservable year round.
  • All other sites are closed when off reservations.

    Hunting is allowed at Richard Bong State Recreation area. The campgrounds and surrounding area along with other high use areas are all closed to hunting. Campers may hear gunshots, but these shots should not be of safety concern to you as you enjoy your method of recreation. If you wish an article of blaze orange clothing may be worn to increase your visibility and hunters are required to practice safe hunting. Hunters who are camping are required to keep their firearms unloaded and in a case when in closed areas. The following link lists the timeframe of various seasons: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/HUNT/seasdate.htm

    Vehicle admission stickers are required. Click here for cost of the sticker. All vehicles and wheeled units must be parked on the gravel pad. Will the driveway length accommodate your vehicle (maximum 2 vehicles per site) and your camping unit?
    Overflow parking is available.



  • For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information

    About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.
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    ** Arrival dates less than 48 hours in advance may be available by walking in at the campground. You must occupy the site.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Description

    Approximately 4,515-acres await visitors to this multi-use recreation area in Kenosha County. The recreation area offers traditional outdoor activities as well as unique opportunities. Dog training, model airplanes, rocketry and falconry co-exist with rare species and habitats.

    Booking Window
    Wed Sep 03 2014 - Sat Aug 01 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Baseball/Softball Fld
    • Boat Launch
    • Boating
    • Comfort Station
    • Disabled Access Only
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Fire Rings
    • Firewood
    • Fishing
    • Flush Restrooms
    • Handicap Access
    • Hiking Trails
    • Hunting
    • Lookout Tower
    • Nature Area
    • Nature Center
    • Parking
    • Picnic Areas
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Pit Toilet
    • Playground Equip
    • Recycling Station
    • Showers
    • Swimming
    • Swimming - Lake
    • Telephone
    • Toilet, Pit/Vault
    • Trails, All Terrain/Ohv
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Golf
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    Sports and Recreations

    Whisper Creek Golf Club

    With a landlocked Midwestern golf course, one could almost assume that it may feature a bit of a prairie feel. But a links-style feel tossed in for good measure? That's the game that awaits you at Whisper Creek. With a variety of features, Whisper Creek is a fair test for a gamut of golfers. From beginners to scratch golfers, anyone who appreciates a day on the course will come away feeling rewarded by a round at Whisper Creek.
    12840 del Webb Blvd, Huntley, IL, 60142
    847-515-7682
    Distance*: 36.96 miles

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    Wing Park Golf Course

    Wing Park golf course is a classic yet, sporty nine-hole golf course. As the oldest nine-hole municipal golf course, established in 1908, this superior golf course offers something for everyone. Expert players with only a couple of hours to spare or the amateur just beginning to learn their swing will all enjoy a day at Wing Park Golf Course. Wing Park offers just the basics. Holes are regulation in length and the green size is small, typical of a Victorian period course.
    1000 Wing St, Elgin, IL, 60123
    847-931-5952
    Distance*: 41.52 miles

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    The Highlands of Elgin

    Watch for exciting developments over the next few seasons at The Highlands! Our prairie style clubhouse with stunning golf course views is now open. It features event rooms, full scale food and beverage operation, outdoor seating, locker rooms, virtual golf simulator, and an expanded golf shop. Additionally, construction of the quarry nine is underway and is scheduled to open in 2010.
    875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL, 60123
    847-931-5950
    Distance*: 42.4 miles

    Sports and Recreations

    Bowes Creek Country Club

    Certainly, one of the highlights of the Bowes Creek Country Club lifestyle is the outstanding golf course and clubhouse. Created by Jacobson Golf Course Design to be enjoyable for all levels of golfers, the 18-hole golf course ranges from 6,900 yards from the professional tees to 5,000 from the junior tees. Five sets of tees accommodate every level of golfer.
    3555 Bowes Road, Elgin, IL, 60123
    847-214-5880
    Distance*: 44.6 miles

    Sports and Recreations

    Sycamore Golf Club

    Sycamore Golf Club, located in Sycamore, Illinois, was built in 1923. The course features tree lined bentgrass fairways and large bentgrass greens. Built along the Kishwaukee River the course plays just under 6,000 yards and offers a fair test of golf for the experienced player and gives the novice player an opportunity to score well. The pro shop offers a wide variety of golf merchandise featuring the top brands in the industry.
    940 E State St, Sycamore, IL, 60178
    815-895-3365
    Distance*: 52.7 miles
    *All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A non-refundable $10 on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard

    Cancellation Policy
    A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. An additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation.

    Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


    Facility Rates*
    Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    TENT NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    GROUP TENTS NONELEC $10.00-$40.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    Richard Bong State Recreation Area is located in western Kenosha County approximately 35 miles southwest of Milwaukee and 9 miles east of Burlington. The entrace is on Hwy 142, 1 mile west of Hwy 75.

    From Milwaukee or Chicago, take the Hwy 142 exit from I-94. Go west 9 miles to the park entrance.

    From Madison, follow I-90 to Janesville; exit onto Hwy 14 East. Follow Hwy 14 east to Hwy 11 East. Take Hwy 11 east into Burlington to Hwy 142. Follow Hwy 142 east from Burlington, 9 miles, to the park entrance.

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    RICHARD BONG STATE RECREATION AREA
    26313 BURLINGTON RD
    KANSASVILLE  WI  53139

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (262)878-5600
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