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Bong Recreational Area
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Bong Recreational Area

The Bong Recreational Area is a managed prairie managed as a state recreation area by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. It is located west of Brighton, Wisconsin. It covers an area of 4,515 acres (18 km²) and contains 8.3 miles (13 km) of mountain bike trails. Other recreational activities include dogsledding, falconry, ATV sports, land sailing, horseback riding, hunting, camping with amenities and ultralight aviation. The facility is built on land originally meant to become an air force base. Its namesake is World War II veteran aviator Maj. Richard Ira Bong.