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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 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, and native plants and animals abound in all seasons.  Whether you'd like to join us for a scheduled interpretive hike, adventure into the back country 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  

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VISITOR CENTER HOURS8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday;
10 am - 4 pm Sundays & Holidays

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Purchase 2018 KVR Annual Pass    *State Park Passes do not apply on the KVR     


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Equestrian & Mountain Bike Trails:  Natural surface trails are CLOSED due to previous flood damage and continued wet conditions

Hiking: OPEN - use caution where flood impacts are evident.
Hunting: Open for upcoming hunting seasons; state licenses required. Bow hunters - no permanent tree stands & no trail cameras; respect private property boundaries; CWD test site located on Cut Off Road - northeast of Rockton Bridge; please don't litter and do try to retrieve all shell casings.
River: Reported passable with some narrow sections. View Kickapoo River water levels for La Farge and Ontario

Camping:  Open. Please subscribe to NIXEL notification system if camping near tributaries or the River.

NIXEL sign up: Local Emergency Alert Notification Information



 Updated 10/12/18

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   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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