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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 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.  Click the button below to register for hikes, workshops and events.


The Visitor Center is open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm Sundays & Holidays.

HUNTING:  The KVR is open to public hunting.  Trail users are encouraged to wear bright clothing. Hunters are expected to know their location and beyond.  Safety first! 

TRAILS: Equestrain and Bike trails are OPEN
Equestrian and Bike trails are open. Not all areas have been fully repaired since the September 22nd flood and may still show impacts or closures from the flooding and heavy rains. Ride & hike with care. It is very important for users to stay on designated trails. Trails in low areas are slow to dry and may be muddy, again, to protect the surrounding areas we stress the importance of staying on designated trails.  Be sure to keep your vehicles on solid ground when visiting. We appreciate your patience and your responsible use of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Hiking is allowed but use caution and please let us know of problem spots.  

Join the 2016 Trail Challenge.

River Users  Update: The river has been cleared from Bridge 1 to Landing 14.  There are at least 4 known blockages between Bridges 15 & 20 with difficult portages.

(updated 10/21/2016)


A rock cliff along the 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

  Dam Challenge Canoers 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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