South Shore Playground Parking Area to Burkett Park Loop

Small Horned Toad
This horned toad was a little smaller than my thumb. He moved quickly across the trail and hid on the dead cactus palm.
User: MikeHikes - 6/8/2018

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 7.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes


Out     Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett Park        4.2 miles

Return Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area     3.7 miles

Temp started at 72, ended at 85.  Partly cloudy, intermittent southerly breeze.

Due to the low wind, the gnats were pretty bad today.  The trails are visible but are becoming overgrown with vegetation in many places - this is a concern because of the increased possibility of unintentionally stepping on small lizards, horned toads or snakes.  The birds were out but not too active and there were no rare or unusual ones observed.  Most of the cactus blooms are gone although the few remaining blooms had numerous insects working to get the pollen.


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

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

Log Photos
Small Horned Toad
Area around San Angelo State Park