Canoeing on Salt Creek is allowed, with access provided at a ramp near the north park boundary.
Salt Creek can be fished for largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, bullheads and carp.
Limited hunting is allowed. Check at the site office for details, and check the Hunter Fact Sheet on the IDNR website:
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.
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.
Among the species of wildlife at Madigan SFWA are deer, raccoon, pheasant, quail, rabbit and hawks.