South Shore Playground to Armadillo Figure 8

More and more of the purple thistle are showing up - means Fall isn't far behind and we'll soon see migrating birds.
User: MikeHikes - 9/10/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 9.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes


Out      Playground parking > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > park road (NE) > Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > East Potts Creek > Armadillo Trail               4.9 miles

Return  Armadillo Trail (West) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > park road (NE) > Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking                     5.0 miles

Record setting heat and a steady breeze made this a very nice hike.  Trails are starting to become overgrown in places due to the heat and moisture in the air.  Saw one snake today which was on the Tasajilla Flats trail about a mile on the trail - not a rattler!

The ponds on Winding Snake and Lacky Lankey are becoming overrun with cattails - I hope the park personnel clear them out this winter.  As of this writing, there is a scant measure of water in O.C. Fisher and it is located by the dam gate - no water activities there.

Not many birds or other wildlife were seen - must have been too hot!


Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at the Playground parking area

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park which you will visit twice if you follow my route

Log Photos
Thistle are Appearing
Area around San Angelo State Park
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