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“Not the best”

Bong State Recreation Area
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Owner description: Visitors to this recreation area have a wide choice of activities including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, camping and swimming.
Milwaukee
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not the best”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We booked late for Memorial Day weekend and this was he only place available; never a good sign. The staff is very helpful and extremely friendly. The sites are smallish. The description on ours said there was a double-wide driveway, hardly accurate and the site was level which was an outright lie. The fire pit had a large bare area surrounding it which was about the oddest thing I've ever seen. Luckily we arrived after the rain stopped because I can't imagine what a disaster that would have been. The beach area is nice but the swim area is very small. Bathrooms were not the cleanest I've seen. Still, the Wisconsin state park system is one of the best in the country and an outstanding value. The proximity to the metro area is also a plus as you can always find something to do.

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English first
Hartford, South Dakota
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Big place!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Hard for this person to find but a very nice place.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Lyne R
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Funny Name”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

What can you say it's a year round outdoors get away from it for a day kinda place with an interesting history. It was supposed to be a jet fighter landing base in WWII named after a native Wisconsin "Ace" Mjr Richard I Bong. Stroll the 41 miles of trails, train your dogs or falcons, fly a model plane, rocket, hang glide or hot air balloon. You can horseback ride there or hunt (in season), ride your toys or cross country ski or snow shoe! So much to do and only 365 days to do it all in! Come out to play!

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Thank Teri S
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Racine, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Alot of beautiful space”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

Better than a park, better than a forest, this is a Recreation Area. There is swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, dog training areas and ATV trails. Wow.

Visited September 2011
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Thank Ellen N
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“My kids liked it”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

I was not impressed,but my kids enjoyed it and talked about it for days.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Bill S
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