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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!

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.  

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HIGHLIGHTS:
                                                                                                         
VISITOR CENTER HOURS:
8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday; 10am - 4pm Sundays & Holidays.

Local Weather

Purchase 2018 KVR Annual Pass


     Family                Individual

  *State Park Passes do not apply on the KVR

Equestrian & Mountain Bike Trails:  OPEN. River crossing trail remains closed until further notice. Rain amounts of an inch or more may require closure of natural surface trails. Please refrain from riding during rain events. Check trail status before riding.

Hiking:
  OPEN 

Old 131 Trail:
 
OPEN to hiking, bike and horse.

River
: No blockages requiring portages have been reported from Bridge 1 (Ontario) to Bridge 20 (La Farge) - ENJOY!  
View Kickapoo River water levels for La Farge and Ontario.  REMEMBER - No Glass on the River.

Camping:
  First come; first served. Most sites are limited to 10 people. $15/night vehicle access; $10/night hike or canoe in.  More info - Click here

Dogs:
  ALL dogs are required to be on leash from April 15 - July 31 during bird nesting season.
 
Sign up:

ALWAYS PRACTICE LEAVE-NO-TRACE PRINCIPLES!

 

 Updated 7/5/2018


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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   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
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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