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Edward R. Madigan

Picnicking
Secluded picnic areas have tables, outdoor stoves and toilets. Drinking water and shelters are available at several locations. Park visitors also will find playground equipment and horseshoe pits available.
Fishing
Salt Creek can be fished for largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, bullheads and carp.
Boating
Canoeing on Salt Creek is allowed, with access provided at a ramp near the north park boundary.
Trails
Edward R. Madigan SFWA offers a scenic 7-mile hiking/bicycle trail, which meanders gently through grassland, woodland and riparian habitats. There is also a three-quarter mile jogging trail for physical fitness enthusiasts.
Wildlife
Among the species of wildlife at Madigan SFWA are deer, raccoon, pheasant, quail, rabbit and hawks.
Hunting
Limited hunting is allowed. Check at the site office for details, and check the Hunter Fact Sheet on the IDNR website: