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How abandoning plans for dam helped save Kickapoo Valley Reserve

A large section of Weister Creek, a tributary of the Kickapoo River seen here on April 30, has been restored and improved for trout fishing. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

This is a place to escape without the crowds that have become common at state parks. The bathrooms, visitor center and campsites at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve are closed as a precaution against the COVID-19 outbreak, but its namesake river continues its unencumbered flow towards the Wauzeka Bottoms 36 miles to the south before dumping into the main channel of the Wisconsin River.

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