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 back-country on your own, or simply stop and admire the beauty, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve welcomes you!
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By purchasing a permit you are agreeing to the
KVR Rules and Regulations
Wisconsin State Park permits do not apply on the KVR.
Our maps have been updated January 2020.
KVR Covid-19 Reminders
Day Use or Annual Pass Required. Purchase online in advance.
VISITOR CENTER: Open Monday thru Saturday 8am-4:30pm; masks and distancing required.
- HUNTING & FISHING: The property is OPEN for public hunting & fishing in accordance with State seasons & licensing requirements.
- HIKING - OPEN.
- HORSE/BIKE - OPEN. Note: Hay Valley Trail between Intersection 10 and Dutch Hollow trail remains closed as crews finish work on the boardwalk project. Day use parking guide for equestrians.
- CAMPING - OPEN. Use designated sites only on map dated 2020. Sites are first come, first served.
- RIVER - Log jam between Bridges 19 & 20; may require a portage. Please be sure to check current river levels prior to paddling- Ontario and La Farge gauging station.
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