Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Outlook via service roads

This Mississippi Kite and his/her numerous companions were out in force today. I was able to capture a few shots of this one chowing down on what looks like a cicada, while flying.
User: MikeHikes - 5/28/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 5.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes


Out       Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > dirt/gravel/asphalt service road > Cougar Outlook    2.7 miles

Return   Cougar Outlook > asphalt/gravel/dirt service road > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park    2.7 miles

Had a long weekend of much needed, record setting rains - a little over 7 inches in less than four days!!  The trails at the park were too muddy to hike so I used the service roads to get in a stroll.  LOTS of birds and bugs and the cactus are blooming - saw my first orange cactus blossoms of the year.

Not much else to say except I was told by park personnel some of the trails have been damaged and will need repairs but there are numerous trails and service roads which are usable so I will continue to enjoy the park.


Water, dry toilets and an info kiosk at Burkett Park - no other water available on the route.  Cougar Outlook has an info kiosk but that's it.

Suggest you call the park before heading out and check on the trail availability.  Was told the North Shore trails have not been checked yet - the North Shore is the area where the majority of the water poured into the park.

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