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A Unique Place from All Vantage Points
​The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an 8,600-acre tract of public land located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin. Its history, resources, administration, and recreational diversity make it unique - a place like no other.

We invite you to come and see for yourself the many wonders of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.  Here, sandstone outcroppings tower over the Kickapoo River as you paddle its quiet waters while native plants and animals abound in all seasons.  Whether you'd like to join us for a scheduled interpretive hike, adventure into the backcountry on your own, or simply stop and admire the beauty, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve welcomes you!

2020 Exhibit Upgrade
Capital Fund Campaign

The Friends of KVR and KRMB are starting a Capital Fundraising Campaign in 2020. Our goal is to raise $600,000 to upgrade the exhibits within the Visitor Center. See Campaign progress

 

Registration
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve offers many activities that require registration. If you have questions about registrations, please call (608) 625-2960 or email kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us.  

Click here for Program Registration

Volunteer click here

Our maps have been updated January 2020.  Please take a moment to view the updated Maps & Visitor Guides.
View Maps & Visitor Guides

 

 


 

VISITOR CENTER  and CAMPSITES CLOSED 

PROPERTY IS OPEN FOR HIKING/RUNNING/BIRDING, FISHING and/or TURKEY HUNTING   

(NOTE: OUTDOOR, MANMADE SURFACES ARE NOT DISINFECTED)

All events are postponed or cancelled through April. Future events will be updated as the situation improves. Visitor permits are on the honor system through the website only. Permits will not be enforced; campsite closures will be enforced.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU ALL BACK TO THE KVR WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.

Current Kickapoo Valley Reserve Weather

Purchase 2020 KVR Annual Pass: (Tags will be mailed once restrictions are lifted. Your receipt is your permit.)

     Family               Individual          *WI State Park Passes do not apply on the KVR 
 Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Membership (includes annual pass)   

Old 131 Trail & Star Valley Trail:  Closed to equestrian and bike. Open to hiking.

Hiking OPEN. Safe-distancing and group size guidelines apply.
(Horse and bike trails open for the season May 1st - weather and pandemic guidelines permitting.) 

Camping: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

River: logjam reported between bridge 4-5; early reports clear to Bridge 10. 

Local Emergency Alerts:

*NIXLE = Current Local Emergency Alerts
*Please subscribe to NIXLE notification system for local weather warnings, missing persons and other emergency alerts. Free to subscribe, opt out at any time. 

ALWAYS PRACTICE LEAVE-NO-TRACE PRINCIPLES!

Additional information on visiting during "Safe at Home" directive:

Kickapoo Valley Reserve Covid-19 Policies 


 Updated 04/09/2020  


Rock Outcrop along Kickapoo River
KVR Visitor Center with a trillium
A Sandhill Crane in a field
A view overlooking the Kickapoo Valley Reserve
A does deer standing in a field
A hillside showing the start of changing leaves
A fall view across the prairie with hills in the background
Berries on False Solomon Seal
One of the several ice caves
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Click for Tromp & Chomp Information Scene across a mowed trail through a field Magnolia Warbler Lichens of the KVR Cartoon of an compass  

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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