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A Unique Place from All Vantage Points
‚ÄčThe 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!

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   
10am - 4pm Sundays & Holidays

Current Kickapoo Valley Reserve Weather

Purchase 2019 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: OPEN with some wet spots in low-lying areas. CLOSED: Hay Valley Trail from Dutch Hollow Trail to Intersection 10 (Bailout Trail) will remain temporarily closed due to flood damaged bridge.

Old 131 Trail & Star Valley Trail:  OPEN.

Hunting: the KVR is open to public hunting - state licenses and laws apply. A CWD kiosk is located on Cut Off Road (gravel road on the east end of Rockton Bridge - north fifty yards). 

Hiking Trails: OPEN. 

The Kickapoo River: Running high & fast. Expect new logjams due to flood event on 10/1. Check gauging stations before paddling La Farge and OntarioBe aware of a logjam between Landing 7 and Bridge 8. 

Camping: OPEN. Site M below Rockton is permanently closed. 

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



 Updated 10/14/2019  

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

   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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