Water Resources

The Kickapoo River Watershed (pdf) consists of 500,000 acres within Crawford, Monroe, Richland, and Vernon Counties; in addition, this watershed contains over 500 miles of streams. The Reserve is located in the Middle Kickapoo sub-Watershed. The Kickapoo River headwaters are found north of Wilton, Wisconsin (Monroe County). Although the length of the Kickapoo River Valley is approximately 60 miles, the numerous meanders yield a river length of 106 miles. The river ends at the confluence with the Wisconsin River near Wauzeka, Wisconsin (Crawford County). A comprehensive report on the Kickapoo River basin can be found through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.