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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!

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 - 4:30pm   Monday - Saturday   
10am - 4pm Sundays & Holidays


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: Open

Old 131 Trail & Star Valley Trail:  Open.  Equestrians, please continue to use Indian Creek Trail (gravel/screening) to Lisney Road/Rockton.

Hiking: Trails OPEN  

The Kickapoo River:   Open/passable Ontario to La Farge as far as we know. Windy conditions this week may have brought down new trees; please report any complete blockages.  View Kickapoo River water levels for La Farge and Ontario

Camping:  OPEN. Reminder, First Come; First Served. Sites are primitive - no water or toilet facilities. Equestrians, remove manure from trail heads and camp areas.
*Please subscribe to NIXEL notification system, especially if camping near tributaries or the River. *NIXEL = Local Emergency Alert Notification Information



 Updated 6/14/2019

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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