Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook

The North Concho river is still pumping water in the O.C. Fisher Reservoir but the reservoir is only 13.5% full. The drought continues :-(
User: MikeHikes - 6/4/2015

Location: San Angelo State Park

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

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Out     Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > service road (ENE) > Cougar Overlook       3.0 miles

Return  Cougar Overlook > Flintstone > Turkey Creek > Armadillo (W) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett Park    5.9 miles

Low 80's, slight breeze, mostly sunny.

A hike with a friend. We saw four horned toads; two of them were quite small, lots of lizards and birds.  The mosquitoes were not bad at all, I don't know if it was because of the steady breeze, time of day or the fact the trails had dried out a little more.

Not much trash encountered which is always a good thing.  Saw one mountain biker as we were on the retunr leg.  All in all, a very nice hike!

NOTES

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park. Hydrate because there is no water available along this route for 5 more miles.

Shade and info kiosk at Cougar Overlook.

Water, shade and info kiosk at 5 Points Junction (where Flintstone, Turkey Creek and River Bend trails intersect) on the return route.  Last water available on this route.



Log Photos
North Concho River Still Has Water
Area around San Angelo State Park
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