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A Unique Place from All Vantage Points
 
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an 8,569-acre tract of 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. The state-sanctioned Kickapoo Reserve Management Board is responsible for managing the property on behalf of the State of Wisconsin and Ho-Chunk Nation. As a publicly protected property - subject to state, tribal, and federal laws - visitors are asked to be aware of the rule and permit requirements. 

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!

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INFORMATION AT A GLANCE

VISITOR CENTER HOURS: 
Monday thru Saturday 8am-4:30pm
CLOSED Sundays & Holidays 

Upcoming KRMB Meetings:

 KRMB Education and Tourism Committee MeetingApril 11, 2024 5:30 pm  Agenda
 KRMB Finance Committee Meeting March 11, 2024 9 am Agenda
 KRMB Land Management Meeting March 12, 2024 5:30 pm Agenda
 KRMB Monthly Meeting March 21, 20246 pm Agenda
  • WINTER TRAILS:
    Cross Country Ski:  CLOSED due warm temps/no snow.
    Fat Tire Bike Trails:  CLOSED 
    Snowmobile Trails:
    CLOSED

    Ice Formations:  Ice on the decline - melting due to warm temps. Conditions are wet, muddy and slippery.
            Hike: OPEN  Spring thaw conditions exist.
  • EQUESTRIAN & BIKE TRAILS:  CLOSED FOR THE WINTER - includes Old Hwy 131 Trail and Star Valley Trail

  • CAMP: Campers must book/register online prior to setting up. NO tents are allowed in D1, D2, D3, D4.  Keep vehicles on solid surfaces. Check in time is 3pm, check out time is 3pm, sharp.  

  • PARK: Day or annual permit required. See our map for day parking locations.  Keep vehicles on solid surfaces.  Do not block field and trail access.  Not all parking areas are plowed in winter.

  • KICKAPOO RIVER: River is ice free.  Known blockage between Bridges 5 and 6.  Check current river levels Ontario & La Farge.
  • HUNT & FISH:  Open for public hunting and fishing.  WI DNR license and rules apply. Pick up spent shell casings.
  • SCHOOL ZONE:  School zone map.
  • ETIQUETTE:  Leave no trace of your visit.  Winter  Summer  
  • *E-BIKES: Learn more about E-bikes and the KVR 

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 Updated 3/1/24 1pm


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
Cartoon of an compass
Magnolia Warbler  Lichens of the KVR

The Kickapoo Reserve Management Board acknowledges that the state and federal lands that comprise the Reserve fall within the ancestral homelands of First Nations people including the Hooçak Nation. We recognize the sovereignty of the Hooçak and other First Nations and will work towards a shared future by continuing to create collaborative opportunities to protect and preserve these lands.

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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