Silver Lake PFA

Silver Lake Public Fishing Area is located on 9,500 acres of long leaf and wiregrass dominated pine flat woods in Decatur County. The area is comprised of more than 30 lakes and ponds totaling 537 acres, making it one of the largest PFAs in the state. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy our many nature trails that meander through pine stands and dip close to the waters edge. The property contains several geocaches for weekend explorers. Abundant wildlife on the property provides opportunities for hunters and trappers to hone their skills.

The main attraction at Silver Lake PFA is its namesake lake, a 250-acre lake dominated by standing timber. Two boat ramps allow boating access for anglers, and a handicap accessible fishing pier provides excellent fishing opportunities for landlocked anglers. The largest of the ponds on Silver Lake PFA are Cutoff, Frog, Star, House, and Panic; each has a boat ramp with an aluminum courtesy dock. All ponds, except for Panic Pond, are managed as a balanced bass/bluegill fishery. Panic Pond is intensively managed for trophy bass production. This trophy bass pond routinely produces 8+ lb. fish for anglers with double digit fish being seen during lake surveys.

Catch a big fish at a Public Fishing Area and you may be eligible for an Angler Award or even a PFA Record award. Learn more about Angler Awards.

Accommodations & Facilities

  • Boat Ramps
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake & Ponds
  • Picnic Sites
  • Primitive Campsites
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  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake Fishing
  • Primitive Camping
  • Wildlife Viewing

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