South Shore Playground parking area to Armadillo Ridge Figure 8

Controlled burn was conducted at the South Shore by park personnel. Much of the park has NOT been burned.
User: MikeHikes - 12/23/2015

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 10.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes


Out      Playground parking area > Chaparral > Winding Snake> Suzanne's Trail > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo (East)     5.4 miles

Return East Potts Creek > Burkett > Burkett park > Suzanne's Trail > Lanky Lackey > Nature Loop > Tasajilla Flats > Playground parking area   5.0 miles

Temps low 60's to start and low 70's at end.  Sunny and constant, STRONG westerly wind.

Park conducted controlled burns a few weeks ago and this is the first time I've been out there since.  The area North from Playground parking area to an area South of Burkett park was burned.  Smell of woodsmoke is still in the air.  Saw a few deer and some rats as well as birds in the burned out areas. 

With the vegetation burned, some trash is visible such as old cans and bottles so I pick those up when I can reach them.


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

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park - at the midpoint of the figure 8 if you follow my route.

Log Photos
Burned Park Area
Area around San Angelo State Park
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