Park Mid-Section Burkett park to Bell's Point

Another Painted Bunting
This year I've spotted more Painted Buntings than every before. This one was spotted just below Bell's Point.
User: MikeHikes - 7/10/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 4.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours


Out      Burkett park > Burkett trail > East Potts Creek > Armadillo shortcut > Playground > Bell's Point         2.7 miles

Return  Bell's Point > Playground (N) > service road (NE) > service road (SW) > Burkett Trail > Burkett park     2.0 miles

Temps in the mid 90's, sunny, a little humid and a steady wind.

Fitness hike with a friend.  Parts of the trails are still overgrown but they are passable.  Saw a Painted Bunting for the first time on the Playground Trail just below Bell's Point.  This year I've seen more Painted Buntings at more locations in this park, than any time in the past. (photo attached)


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

Water and shade available at Bell's Point. 

CAUTION - at both locations, there are active wasp/hornet nests in the upper corners of the shade coverings.  Be careful!!

Log Photos
Another Painted Bunting
Area around San Angelo State Park
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