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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.


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

Equestrian and Mountain Bike Trails are OPEN.  Users should exercise good judgement when crossing streams and rivers when the water levels are up.  The Willow Equestrian Trail remains closed for maintenance, users should use Star Valley Trail for access to Old 131 Trail. West Ridge Bike Trail from the Maintenance Building to Hanson Rock Trail is also closed for trail rehab.

Hiking is always recommended!
Join the 2016 Trail Challenge

River Users - red, mesh bags are available at the access sites. Please tie one to your canoe or kayak to collect your trash and any extra you may find.  Receptacles are at each takeout site.  Thank you!



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

  Image of man run on trail 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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