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Edward R. Madigan State Fish and Wildlife Area

1366 1010th Avenue
Lincoln, IL 62656

217-732-1552

Edward R. Madigan State Fish and Wildlife Area, a 974-acre site along Salt Creek just south of Lincoln in Logan Co., is an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet and peaceful outdoors experience.

The site features opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing, wildlife watching, fishing, picnics and hunting.

The forest canopy of Madigan SFWA includes oak, walnut, sycamore, ash, hackberry, hickory and sycamore; including the largest sycamore tree in Illinois. Native birds and wildlife abound.​

Activities

Boating
Canoeing on Salt Creek is allowed, with access provided at a ramp near the north park boundary.
 
Fishing
Salt Creek can be fished for largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, bullheads and carp.
 
Hunting
Limited hunting is allowed.

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.
 
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.

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