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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!

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 to register

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 works days, feel free to click here.

 

 


 

The Land Management Committee Meeting has been rescheduled due to weather.
MEETING WILL BE FEBRUARY 19th @ 5:30PM 

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

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   

Equestrian & Mountain Bike Trails:  CLOSED for the season., including Old 131 & Star Valley Trail.  Trails open May 1, 2019, weather permitting. 

Hiking/Snowshoeing: Trails OPEN. Recent thaw and re-freeze makes for difficult, slippery conditions. Use caution.

Ice Formations:  Routes to, from, in and around ice formations are steep, slippery and strenuous back-country hiking. Ice cleats recommended. Click here for more information and maps.

Cross Country Skiing: OPEN. Received a few inches of fresh snow overnight (2/17) Trails groomed and track set on Monday (2/18). Enjoy!

Fat Tire Bike Trails: OPEN  FTB rules click here

Snowmobile Trails:  OPEN. Groomed (2/13) from Viola to La Farge. Ride with caution as there is a layer of ice under the snow.

The Kickapoo River:  Rarely freezes  enough to cross on foot; the current and fluctuating water levels make it very unstable.  View Kickapoo River water levels for La Farge and Ontario

Camping:  OPEN. Winter camping is allowed.  Not all campsites, parking areas and access points are plowed in winter. Please check in at the Visitor Center for more details.
  
*Please subscribe to NIXEL notification system, especially if camping near tributaries or the River. *NIXEL = Local Emergency Alert Notification Information

ALWAYS PRACTICE LEAVE-NO-TRACE PRINCIPLES!

 

 Updated 2/18/2019


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
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 Winterfest - Snow Sculpture  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
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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