INTRODUCTION: The Fall Creek Unit of Siloam Springs State Park was originally developed as a rest area that overlooks the Mississippi River valley in southwest Adams County. Although the area has a limited acreage, it contains high-quality forested habitat and provides quality archery deer hunting opportunities.
LOCATION: Siloam Springs State Park Fall Creek Unit is located three miles southwest of Payson or twelve miles south of Quincy in Adams County.
|Total Acres: 222
||Non-Forested Acres: 32
||Water Acres: 2 (Fall Creek)|
|Huntable Acres: 190
||Forested Acres: 190
SETTING: The area is comprised of a mixture of wooded ravines with crop fields present on the ridges and in the creek bottoms. Many of the crop fields have been idled and established to perennial grasses. In others, natural succession of woody plants is occurring at various stages. The woodlands consist of a relatively young stand of oak-hickory timber with some interspersed brushy fallowed pasture areas.
|DEER (BOW ONLY)
ILLINIOS ARCHERY DEER PERMIT AND FREE WINDSHIELD CARD REQUIRED.
||TRAPPING ONLY; SPECIAL PERMIT ISSUED THROUGH SITE DRAWING; FREE WINDSHIELD CARD REQUIRED.|
No other species may be hunted at this site. Free windshield cards are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "Hunting/Trapping and then "Public Hunting Area" to print these permits. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to Feb. 15 each year to record harvest information.
It Shall Be Unlawful:
- For any person to construct or to use any tree stand using nails, screws, wire, steps, or any device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed. Only one portable stand may be used and must be labeled with the hunter's name, address, and telephone number or a site assigned number, and must be removed daily.
- For any person to possess or consume any alcoholic beverages while hunting on the area.
- For any person to use vehicles on internal roads that are posted closed.
- To hunt on the area within 50 yards of the designated picnic or parking areas.
OTHER SITE FACILITIES: Hiking trail
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Siloam Springs State Park, 938 East 3003 Lane, Clayton, IL 62324. (217) 894-6205