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. Our registration site is currently under construction. To register for KVR hikes or workshops, please call 608/625-2960 or email email@example.com.
VISITOR CENTER HOURS: Open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm Sundays and Holidays.
TRAILS: All natural surface, multi-use trails are CLOSED due to recent heavy rains. With the forecast calling for additional rain events it is unlikely the natural surface trails will reopen for the holiday weekend. Hiking is still allowed on all trails; Old 131 & Star Valley trails are open for all users during wet weather. Please report trees down or trail damage; location and type of problem is very helpful. Annual or day-use permits are required for trail use.
RIVER: Recent high water has resulted in multiple logjams - some requiring portage - in the Kickapoo River between Ontario and La Farge. Please check Current water levels before canoeing or kayaking.