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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 a detailed Program Schedule 

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. 

Old 131 Trail & Star Valley Trail: OPEN; hike, horse and bike

Hiking Trails: OPEN

The Kickapoo River: Passable from Landing 1 (Ontario) to Landing 20 (La Farge). View Kickapoo River water levels for La Farge and Ontario

Camping:  OPEN. Reminder, First Come; First Served. Sites are primitive - no water or toilet facilities. Equestrians, remove manure from trail heads and camp areas. Site M below Rockton is permanently closed.

*Please subscribe to NIXLE notification system, especially if camping near tributaries or the River. *NIXLE = Local Emergency Alert Notification Information



 Updated 8/19/2019  

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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