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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 back-country on your own, or simply stop and admire the beauty, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve welcomes you!

 

        KVR COVID19 Policies

By purchasing a permit you are agreeing to the KVR Rules and Regulations
Wisconsin State Park permits do not apply on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Our maps have been updated January 2020. 
View Maps & Visitor Guides

 

 


 

COVID-19 IMPACTS: VISITOR CENTER 
& CAMPSITES CLOSED 

PROPERTY IS OPEN FOR DAY USE - TRAILS, FISHING, TURKEY HUNTING, CANOE/KAYAK   (NOTE: OUTDOOR, MAN MADE SURFACES ARE NOT DISINFECTED)

All events are postponed or cancelled through June. Future events will be updated as the situation improves.

Visitor permits are available through the website only via credit card payment - confirmation number serves as permit. 

Campsite closure and litter violations will be strictly enforced. 

 

 

Currently accepting nominations for local vacancy on Kickapoo Reserve Management Board - more details

Current Kickapoo Valley Reserve Weather

Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Membership (includes annual pass)   

Old 131 Trail & Star Valley Trail: OPEN. 

Hiking: OPEN on all trails. Safe-distancing and group size guidelines apply.
 
Horse & Bike Trails: OPEN; Safe-distancing guidelines apply.
Trail etiquette = bike & hike yield to horse. Communicate for safe encounters. Keep all dogs on leash.

Camping: CLOSED. Opening with some limitations on June 1st - stay tuned for details.

River: Report of one log jam below Rockton; will research and add details as available. 

Local Emergency Alerts:

*NIXLE = Current Local Emergency Alerts
*Please subscribe to NIXLE notification system for local weather warnings, missing persons and other emergency alerts. Free to subscribe, opt out at any time. 

ALWAYS PRACTICE LEAVE-NO-TRACE PRINCIPLES!

Additional information on visiting outdoor spaces:  Kickapoo Valley Reserve Covid-19 Guidelines

 Updated 05/22/2020  


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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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
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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