South Shore Playground to Burkett Park

Catching some Rays
First lizard of the year spotted sunning himself alongside the trail.
User: MikeHikes - 3/29/2015

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 5stars
Difficulty: 1point5stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 6.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours


Out      Playground parking area > Tasajillo Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park        3.4 miles

Return  Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area    2.9 miles

Temps in the low 70's, sunny and a good breeze to keep the bugs away.

Nice hike at the park today.  The yellow flowers are blooming and the butterflies are returning.  I saw quite a bit of bird activity as the mating season begins.  First hummingbird of the year was spotted!

I was so intent on looking for snakes that I didn't notice a large owl perched alongside the path not five feet in front of me until he leapt into the air and flew away.  This caused numerous small birds to sound the alarm.

Another first for this year - saw a Texas spiny lizard (photo attached) sunning along the trail - he didn't mind having his picture taken and was in the same position as I left him.


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

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

Log Photos
Catching some Rays
Area around San Angelo State Park
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