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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 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.  Click the button below to register for hikes, workshops and events.


FLOOD STATUS - the Kickapoo Valley experienced significant flooding Thursday Sept 22.  Old 131 Trail is passable; all other trails will remain closed to horse and bike.  Hoping to re-open trails in time for the October 7 weekend.  Be aware that most campsites along the river and near creeks are mud covered; vehicles should stay on solid surfaces as grassy areas are still saturated if you do choose to camp, hike, fish or hunt.

The Visitor Center is open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm Sundays & Holidays.

ALL Equestrian and Mountain Bike Trails are CLOSED due to flood damage.

Hiking is allowed but use caution and let us know of problem spots.  Join the 2016 Trail Challenge.

River Users At least 4 sites require portaging between Bridge 5 and 20; other sections will be checked as the river continues to recede.  (updated 9/27)

Dam Challenge triathlon is "ON" registered racers and volunteers will receive email notifications of any changes later in the week.

A rock cliff along the 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

  Dam Challenge Canoers 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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