South Shore Playground to Amarillo

A few bee brush plants are blooming once again and the butterflies are enjoying them. I enjoy the vanilla scented blooms as well!
User: MikeHikes - 10/27/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 10.10 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours


Out      Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > service road > Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > East Potts Creek > Armadillo      5.0 miles

Return  Armadillo (West) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > service road (East) > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking area   5.1 miles

A very pleasant hike today!  Did a big loop on the west side of the South Shore and then returned on the east trails.

Not much wildlife although we saw a couple of white tail deer and a few birds.  What is surprising to me is the fact some of the bee brush is blooming once again, just in time for the monarchs as the fly south for the winter.  Saw more than one type of butterfly enjoying the sweet smelling nectar and pollen.


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

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.

Log Photos
Monarchs Enjoying the Bee Brush
Area around San Angelo State Park
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