The Kickapoo Valley Reserve maintains enforcement staff to uphold safety of its users and protection of the natural features of the Reserve. Enforcement officers are fully qualified and certified police officers by the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice.
KVR Officers are not full-time staff. For any emergency, contact the sheriff’s office by calling 911. For non-emergency enforcement issues, contact the KVR office during office hours or the Vernon County Sherriff’s office after office hours to relay a request to summon an officer. The KVR police maintain mutual aide agreement with Vernon County sheriff’s office and other local municipalities.
With the exception of individuals actively hunting, trapping, or fishing in the appropriate seasons, all KVR users need to purchase a user permit. Day use and annual permits include parking with in the Reserve, but do not include camping fees. Campers are required to purchase a camping permit as well as a day use pass, if applicable. Any vehicle (including those who are hunting or fishing) parked at a canoe landing is required to display a parking permit, unless a day use, annual pass, or camping permit is present on vehicle.