Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Lookout Trails and Roads

Scattered patches of Bee Brush are in bloom scenting the air and attracting the bees.
User: MikeHikes - 5/13/2018

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes


Out      Burkett Park > Winding Snake (20 meters) > Suzanne's Trail (W) > Lankey Lackey (W 20 meters) > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction > River Bend (NE) > service road (NE) > Cougar Lookout        5.5 miles

Return  Cougar Lookout > service road (SW) (stay on always heading S or SW) > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park     3.1 miles

Temp started at 75, low overcast, steady winds.  Gradually less overcast and temp at 86.

Hiked the trails out to Cogar Lookout and then followed the service roads back to Burkett trail for an easy return trip.  Saw a large snake (non-poisonous) on West Potts Creek - I had been warned people saw rattlers so I was fortunate the snake I saw was NOT a rattler.  I also saw four Common Nighthawks which may not sound like much but I haven't seen this once common bird in awhile so to me, it was noteworthy.

Trails are still easy to see and traverse.  The Bee Brush is just starting to bloom so every now and then I caught a whiff of vanilla.


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

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

Shade, info kiosk and bicycle repair station available at Cougar Lookout.

Log Photos
The bees like it!
Area around San Angelo State Park
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