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Permits are required for the various visitor uses at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing require a day use or annual permit. Camping on the Reserve requires a separate permit; $15/night for vehicle access sites or $10/night for remote. All vehicles parked at river access sites must display a day use, annual, camping, or vehicle parking permit. Hunting, fishing, and trapping on the Reserve are exempt from day/annual use or parking permits; however, if a sportsman's vehicle is parked in a signed area (i.e. canoe landing) requiring a parking permit, a vehicle parking or day use permit must be displayed.  Disabled veterans and former POWs may obtain a free daily or annual Reserve trail permit by showing their DNR-issued trail permit or documentation showing they are a disabled veteran or former POW at the Visitor Center.  The Reserve free permit does not include camping.

All fee revenue is used to maintain, improve, and protect the Reserve! 

The Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center is available for weddings, family reunions, graduations, memorial services, birthday parties, baby showers, and other ceremonies. Please review the Ceremony Agreement form.

User Daily/Annual Permits
Event Permit
Ceremony Agreement
Building Use Fee Schedule 

For educational groups visit the Education Page.


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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