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

2020 Exhibit Upgrade
Capital Fund Campaign

The Friends of KVR and KRMB are starting a Capital Fundraising Campaign in 2020. Our goal is to raise $600,000 to upgrade the exhibits within the Visitor Center. See Campaign progress


The Kickapoo Valley Reserve offers many activities that require registration. If you have questions about registrations, please call (608) 625-2960 or email  

Click here for Program Registration

We want to thank all of our generous volunteers who have helped with any and all flood relief efforts.  We so appreciate your support and hard work.  To learn more about becoming a volunteer and future volunteer works days, feel free to click here.




8am - 4:30pm   Monday - Saturday   
Closed Sundays & Holidays November thru April

  January 23, 2020 Kickapoo Reserve Management Board Meeting 
Agenda                    November 21, 2019 Minutes 

Current Kickapoo Valley Reserve Weather

Purchase 2020 KVR Annual Pass: 

     Family               Individual          *State Park Passes do not apply on the KVR 
 Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Membership (includes annual pass)   

Natural Surface Equestrian & Mountain Bike Trails: CLOSED for the Season.

Cross Country Ski Trails:  Groomed 1/21. No track set.

Fat Tire Bike Trails:  OPEN - not groomed  (see winter map for trail location)

Old 131 Trail & Star Valley Trail:  Closed to equestrian and bike. Open to hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

Hiking & Snowshoeing Trails: OPEN. Jug Creek hiking trail is temporarily CLOSED due to logging operation. Hikers and snowshoers should use ungroomed edge of ski trail. 

Camping: OPEN. Campsite KK is CLOSED due to logging operation.  Access to each campsite will not be plowed.  

Local Emergency Alerts:
*NIXLE = Current Local Emergency Alerts
*Please subscribe to NIXLE notification system, especially if camping near tributaries or the River. 



 Updated 1/22/2020  

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

Click for Tromp & Chomp Information 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

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