Park Mid-Section Burkett to Cougar Lookout

Along the fence line in what was once the O.C. Fisher lake bed, some wag placed a glove on a fencepost.
User: MikeHikes - 12/17/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Comments:

Out    Burkett park > Burkett Trail > service road East then NE then East to cattle gate> Old boat ramp to end (right side of road) > follow fence East then North > old boat ramp by Cougar Lookout > Cougar Lookout     3.6 miles

Return Cougar Lookout > Flintstone> Playground > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett park      4.8 miles

Overcast, low 50's light wind.  Wanted to hike along the fence line which goes into the old lake bed.  Wandered around for a bit through LOTS of tumbleweeds and high grasses.  Got to Cougar Lookout and won't try that route for another year.

Came back along established trails and had a good time all in all.  As I hiked, I collected enough trash to completely fill a Walmart bag but the vast majority was older stuff.

NOTES

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

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Lookout.

Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Points junction (about a mile SW of Cougar Lookout on Flintstone Trail).

Water and shade available at Bell's Point (about a mile SE of 5 Point Junction along Playground Trail).



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