Park Mid-section Burkett to Cougar Overlook

This skull was placed directly in the middle of the West Potts Creek Trail and I assume it was meant as a joke and not as a warning!
User: MikeHikes - 8/4/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes


Out     Burkett park > Suzanne's Trail > Rollercoaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction > River Bend > service road (NE) > Cougar Overlook      5.3 miles

Return  Cougar Overlook > service road (SW) > Burkett Trail > Burkett park    3.1 miles

Temp was 80 at start and 97 at end, sunny, no clouds, steady light SW breeze.

Haven't been to Cougar Overlook in quite awhile and I wanted to see how the N Concho River was flowing.  Along the way, I saw three Roadrunners and it looked like it was one adult and two juveniles.  Numerous small birds, no reptiles or animals at all.

When I arrived at the Overlook, I immediately saw the river, while still flowing, has decreased in depth - there is a prominent rock that has been completely covered with water but it is now visible to a small degree.

Walked back along the service roads which have been recently scrapped.  Saw one mountain biker and that was it!


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

Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Overlook.

CAUTION - all shade areas have active wasp/hornet nest so be careful where you sit!

Log Photos
Joke or A Warning?
Area around San Angelo State Park
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