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Richard Bong SRA/Sunrise - Sunset

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About This Campground

State Park

Named after World War II ace pilot Maj. Richard Bong, this 4,500-acre state recreation area was once destined to be a U.S. Air Force base. Those plans were abandoned in the late 1950s when the military decided to consolidate its facilities. The land was subsequently turned over to the state, who…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Reviews

25 Reviews of Richard Bong SRA/Sunrise - Sunset

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
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  • 5
  • 12
  • 7
Emily M.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Nice Place if you don't get your hopes up

The campsite itself was very nice. It was grassy and had made private by the bushes surrounding it. The sites are well spaced and pretty big. Be sure to stay in Sunrise campground if you want flush toilets and showers. Otherwise, there are only pit toilets.

The bathroom was about what one…

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Site118
Month of VisitAugust
David H.
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2021

Nice place to camp

Depending on what you're looking for obviously during the week like most campgrounds very peaceful and quiet lots of places to hike and kayak depending on what kind of camping you're doing RV travel trailer tent camping I found my campsites pretty nice mostly campsites are surrounded by woods so…

Month of VisitNovember
kassondra T.
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2021

Best site at the campground

Pros: great hiking trails, nice lake to kayak on, family friendly beach and picnic areas

Cons: Not great fishing, no dog friendly swim area, the beach/fishing pier/boat launch are all pretty far from the campsites. There is a hiking trail down to it, but when bringing a bunch of beach gear/kid…

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Site217
Month of VisitJuly

Location

Richard Bong SRA/Sunrise - Sunset is located in Wisconsin

Coordinates

42.63306043 N
88.12500028 W

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About This Campground

Named after World War II ace pilot Maj. Richard Bong, this 4,500-acre state recreation area was once destined to be a U.S. Air Force base. Those plans were abandoned in the late 1950s when the military decided to consolidate its facilities. The land was subsequently turned over to the state, who decided to turn the area into a wildlife preserve and outdoor recreation destination. In the future, the area may be incorporated into the larger Hamatack National Wildlife Refuge, a multi-state, non-contiguous collection of historic prairies, wetlands and forests. The area welcomes a variety of both family-friendly and thrill-seeking outdoor activities, making it an ideal outdoor destination for kids of all ages.

The best way to enjoy some outdoor play time at Bong State Recreation Area is by setting up camp at one of its two campgrounds: Sunrise and Sunset. Together, they offer more than 200 tent and RV sites, just 6 miles southeast of Burlington. Some sites provide electrical hookups, and a few are ADA accessible. Both campgrounds provide drinking water, flush and vault toilets, showers facilities. The Sunrise site is located on the east end of the recreation area, near Wolf Lake. Nearby, visitors have access to a nature center, fishing pier, playground, picnic areas and hiking trails. The Sunset site is located on the west end of the park, near several ponds and a horse trail. Dogs must remain leashed, and are only permitted in campgrounds and on some hiking trails. Campsite rates range from $15–$35/night.

Whether you like to recreate on the land, in the water, or in the air—yes, in the air—there’s plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors at the Bong Recreation Area. For keeping your feet on solid ground, there are 41.5 miles of hiking, horseback and mountain biking trails available. This includes two short nature trails, one in a forested area, and one in open prairie near the lake; both are excellent for birdwatching. In the area that was to be the airfield’s runways, there are two ATV and dirtbike loops. For fun at the water, there is a small swimming beach and fishing pier, or you can put in your canoe, kayak or SUP for some paddling around Wolf Lake. For airborne recreation, a Special Use Zone in the park allows model airplane flying and rocket launching, as well as launching hang gliders and ultralight aircraft.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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