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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:  Open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm Sundays and Holidays through October. Fall color report available:

TRAILS are OPENHiking is allowed anywhere on the Reserve. Equestrians and bikers please stay on designated trails. The portion of the Old 131 Trail is now closed at Bridge 13 and Indian Creek Crossing.

The river is OPEN/PASSABLE from Ontario to La Farge.  Real-time gauge at:  Plan ahead: no glass on the river, use a dry bag for valuables, know the life jacket/PFD laws.  Safety First!

CAMPING: First come; first served at designated sites only via self-registration stations throughout the property or stop by the Visitor Center.  Event permit camping available at Landing 14 or Campsite AA with prior approval of completed permit request form.

HUNTING: The entire Reserve is open to public hunting. Hunters, use extra caution as the property is shared with trail users and campers. Especially important to know where you are and what's beyond your intended target.



Updated 9/18/2017

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

Dam Challenge Information 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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