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Kickapoo Wild Woods is owned by the DNR and was designated a State Natural Area in 2008.


Kickapoo Wild Woods State Natural Area, a 635-acre preserve, is in Crawford County near the Kickapoo River.

Activities Allowed

  • Hiking
  • Showshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife observation
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Fishing
  • Scientific research (permit required)
  • Outdoor education
  • Wild edibles
  • Pets

Activities NOT Allowed

  • Camping and campfires
  • Collecting of animals (other than legally harvested species), non-edible fungi, rocks, minerals, fossils, archaeological artifacts, soil, downed wood, or any other natural material, alive or dead.
    Collecting for scientific research requires a permit issued by the DNR
  • Collecting of plants including seeds, roots or other non-edible parts of herbaceous plants such as wildflowers or grasses
  • Drones: Flying-related activities, including the use of drones, hang-gliders and model airplanes, are prohibited.
    Permission may be issued by the SNA Program for the use of drones for educational or research purposes.
  • Geocaching
  • Horseback riding
  • Rock climbing
  • Vehicles, including bicycles, ATVs, aircraft, and snowmobiles except on trails and roadways designated for their use
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Kickapoo Wild Woods SNA

Kickapoo Wild Woods is a relatively level ridgetop is surrounded by hillsides which descend 350 feet to the Kickapoo River. This site contains one of the largest blocks of old forest remaining in the Driftless Area.

You can access the SNA from Wauzeka, by going east on Highway 60 1.5 miles, then north on Highway 131 1.5 miles, then west on Onstine Hill Road 0.7 miles to a parking area. Or continue south (turn left at fork) 0.3 miles to a second parking area.