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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 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Saturday; Closed Sundays and Holidays through the winter months.

Horse & Mountain Bike Trails:  CLOSED for the season.   
Fat Tire Bike Trails:  OPEN
Cross Country Ski Trails:  CLOSED under construction- 3 inches of fluffy snow.  1/16/2018 - Ski trails will be packed in a effort to create the necessary base.  No track will be set.
Hiking Trails:
  OPEN - remember to use the un-groomed edge of the ski trails for hiking/snowshoeing.

First come; first served at designated sites only via self-registration stations throughout the property or stop by the Visitor Center - NOTE: Self-registration stations OPEN during the winter months include: Visitor Center, Old 131 Trail South End, Campsite D (Willow Camp) and Campsite P.

The Reserve is OPEN to public hunting.  Trail users are encouraged to wear blaze orange or other bright colors.  Hunters should know where the trails and campsites are and that other users are present.  DNR hunting regulations apply on the Reserve.

Creative Communities Canvas Project
Ice Cave Hike Series


 Updated 01/16/2018

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

Winterfest Owl Snowsculpture 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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