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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 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  


VISITOR CENTER HOURS:  8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday; Closed Sundays and Holidays. 

TRAILS: Star Valley and Old Hwy 131 Trails are OPEN. All other trails are CLOSED and will re-open May 1st - weather permitting. Hiking is allowed year-round.

RIVER: Log jams have been reported between Bridge 4 - Wildcat Mountain State Park and near Bare Beach (below Bridge 10); plan accordingly.  They're on the spring "To Do" list!

Property News:  Prescribed prairie burns will be conducted on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve property this spring.  The purpose of these controlled burn operations is to restore native habitat and combat invasive species.  (updated 4/21/2017)

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 Winterfest 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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