NOTICE: The trap range and archery range are open annually March 1st- August 31st, seven days a week 7 am to sunset.
Both are closed annually September 1st - 5th for the first five days of dove season, and the month of February for coyote season.
For 2021-22, they will open back up seven days a week September 6th – October 14th . Starting the 15th, they will only be open on Mondays and Tuesdays until the end of pheasant season, January 8th, 2022. January 9th they will open back up seven days a week until January 31st .
The equestrian trail is closed annually September 1st – 30th for dove season.
For 2021-22, the trail will be open October 1st – 14th, then be closed October 15th, 2021 – April 20th 2022 for hunting seasons.
December 1 – April 1 the West/main entrance of the park closes for winter.
A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area. Even on extremely cold days, this pool does not freeze, and visitors marvel at the bordering beds of watercress. Majestic oaks and prairie grasslands provide a panorama of natural beauty to park visitors. The Fox River runs through this picturesque area, which is also home to several small manmade lakes. A natural prairie restoration project gives visitors a feeling of the original landscape with native wildflowers, songbirds, waterfowl and upland game. Picnicking, fishing and hiking are popular pastimes in summer, with ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country ski trails available for the winter sports lover. For relaxing, exercising or just enjoying nature, Silver Springs is the perfect getaway location.