South Shore Playground parking area to Burkett park

A now common sight !
What was once an uncommon bird has become very common. I see the Painted Bunting at more locations in the park on nearly every hike. A very beautiful bird!
User: MikeHikes - 7/9/2017

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 6.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours


Out    Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park         3.6 miles

Return Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area      3.3 miles

Temps in the low 70's to start and low 80's at end, sunny, slight, steady breeze.

The park had been closed due to a severe wind storm that hit the park on June 23rd.  Park personnel have cleared the trails so they are passable but there are still some mesquite debris, i.e., sticks with thorns, on the trails.  Mountain bikers need to be aware of this.

Due to the storm and the rain, some of the loose soil has washed off exposing more rocks on the sloped portion of the trails and a little more soil now covers the rocks at the bottom of the trails.  Overall the trails are easy to traverse.

I see the same birds and a few animals but no snakes or lizards.


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

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

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A now common sight !
Area around San Angelo State Park
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