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A Unique Place from All Vantage Points
‚ÄčThe 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!

The Kickapoo Valley Reserve offers many activities that require registration. If you have questions about registrations, please call (608) 625-2960 or email  

Click here for a detailed Program Schedule 

Click here for Program Registration

We want to thank all of our generous volunteers who have helped with any and all flood relief efforts.  We so appreciate your support and hard work.  To learn more about becoming a volunteer and future volunteer works days, feel free to click here.




8am to 4:30pm   Monday - Saturday   
Closed Sundays & Holidays

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS - Accepting applications until positions filled

Click here for Local Weather     

Purchase 2019 KVR Annual Pass: 

     Family               Individual          *State Park Passes do not apply on the KVR 
 Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Membership   

Natural Surface Equestrian & Mountain Bike Trails: CLOSED. Trails need time to dry out after rain this week.
Old 131 Trail & Star Valley Trail:  OPEN to horse, bike and hike.

Hiking: Trails OPEN.

The Kickapoo River:  One log jam between Bridges 4 & the Wildcat Landing that requires a portage; Feel free to report locations if you find them first. View Kickapoo River water levels for La Farge and Ontario

Camping:  OPEN.  
*Please subscribe to NIXEL notification system, especially if camping near tributaries or the River. *NIXEL = Local Emergency Alert Notification Information



 Updated 5/10/2019

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

   Young girl wearing Summer Camp hat 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

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