Year round naturalist activities.
Located 9 miles west of I-94 on Hwy. 142 (One mile west of Hwy. 75). 4,515 acres. Almost 30 miles of trails for biking, cross-country skiing, and hiking. Also horseback trails and snowmobile parking. Home to the only ATV trail (about 9 miles) in SE Wisconsin consisting of three connected loops. Also year round naturalist activities, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, hunting areas, nature center and a lake for boating, fishing and swimming. Camp sites (217) with some electrical, seasonal flush toilets & showers and a new handicapped accessible cabin.
There is a vehicle admission fee (with daily or annual option). Some other fees apply; depending on activity.
The Visitor Center, near the main entrance, also serves as a nature center. Check out the live animals and hands-on exhibits! The nature center has displays and exhibits about the plant and animal life of the park. The cheerful solarium showcases seasonal exhibits including butterfly rearing and nature free play. All seasons have great hands-on things for people, especially kids, to do. You can also enjoy a great view of the bird feeders! Most of the nature programs, covering a wide range of topics, start at this building. There is no additional fee (other than vehicle admission fee) to visit the center. Hours of the center: Open year round Monday to Friday (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.). From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the center is also open Saturday and Sunday (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.). Confirm winter hours of the center before visiting.
Enjoy birding! The park is a mixture of several habitats, chiefly grassland with some remnant of restored prairie. It also contains numerous wetlands and a spattering of woodlands to complete the picture. Because of this variety, there is a wide array of bird life on the property.
Did you know the second largest Bald Cypress tree in the state, a champion tree, is found here?
Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, Wis. native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The recreation area offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and has a "special use zone" where visitors may fly model airplanes, rockets, hang gliders and hot air balloons.
Bring your 3-5 year old to this fun and involving nature program. This month meet search for SEED TRAVELERS.
First-time pheasant hunters ages 10 and up, learn pheasant biology, regulations, gun safety and then participate in an actual hunt. Sponsored by the Friends of Poynette Game Farm.
Drop in to visit Tom Lajiness and to watch for cranes as they come to roost for the evening in the wildlife refuge.
You are invited to dive into some “Watery Wonders” at this non-scary, family event. Enjoy jack-o-lanterns, Halloween nature skits, campfires, refreshments, games and crafts.
Start the new year right with an invigorating hike! Meet at the Visitor Center.
Discover why the owl is a perfect night hunter. The group will go outside to search for these predators. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Visitor Center but be prepared to drive.
Warm someone's heart this Valentine's Day with a visit to the park. Enjoy a candlelit walk, a bonfire, music fine desserts and warm drinks with your special someone.
Enjoy family fun! Food, raffles, live animals, art and nature booths plus much more!
Bring the family for fall fun by candlelight. Hike the two-mile trail on your own or join a shorter guided hike. There will be a bonfire for marshmallows.
Enjoy a beautiful 5K run or 1 mile walk around Wolf Lake and benefit the park at the same time.