Flood Information

KVR is closed due to continued flooding (as of 9/5/18). If you are interested in helping with clean up call the visitor center to be placed on their list 608-625-2960. You will be contacted as projects come up. Monetary donations can be sent to: Friends of the KVR S3661WI 131 LaFarge, WI 54639.

Posted on: September 5, 2018

Kickapoo Valley Reserve Friends Earth Day Poetry Contest 2018 Poems of Merit

In conjunction with Earth Day our Friends Earth Day Poetry contest was held once again this year. There were entries from the school districts of Lafarge, Kickapoo, Cashton and Viroqua. Sacred Heart school and several homeschoolers also submitted entries. A number of young poets read their poems at the annual Spring Fling which was held … Continue reading Kickapoo Valley Reserve Friends Earth Day Poetry Contest 2018 Poems of Merit

Posted on: May 14, 2018


Congratulations to the winners of the Friends of the KVR 2017 Annual Photography Contest!  The Friends of the KVR appreciate all who entered and voted. This years winners are: Youth Division Winner, Amanda Peterson  – “Through the Trees” Adult Division Winner, Linda Erbs  –  “Spring Blooms: Hepatica!” Photo being displayed by Photo Contest Chairwoman, Joan Rohlf Watch for … Continue reading PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

Posted on: December 24, 2017

2017 Holiday Happening

The 2017 Friends annual Holiday Happening was held on Saturday December 2. Craft sales, music and an evening meal of delicious soups and salads were enjoyed by all. A special thanks to all of the musicians, crafts people and volunteers that made this years event another success. Once again, our soup chefs outdid themselves. Happy … Continue reading 2017 Holiday Happening

Posted on: December 3, 2017



RAFT RALLY! This Saturday, July 28. All rafts are handmade of natural materials. They will float from Landing 12, near Rockon, and finish at bridge 14. Be there for the first ever RUSTIC RAFT RALLY!

Posted on: July 24, 2018


  TRADITIONAL WISDOM CELEBRATION, featuring the RUSTIC RAFT RALLY will be a celebration of the customs, crafts, skills, and ingenuity of the past.  Saturday, July 28, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve will be the setting for this special event featuring a paleo smorgasbord, traditional crafts and skills demonstrations, treasure hunts for kids and adults, campfire entertainment, … Continue reading TRADITIONAL WISDOM CELEBRATION July 28, 2018

Posted on: May 29, 2018


2018 Spring Fling (click above for complete schedule) The 2018 Spring Fling will be held on April 28th from 3 PM until 10 PM. Activities will include: Plant Walk, History Talk,  Family Paddle on Schroeder Pond (equip. avail.), Llamas from Midwest Llama Packing, Seed Savers display (purchase available), Yard Games & Family Craft Project (Birdhouses), … Continue reading 2018 SPRING FLING

Posted on: April 17, 2018