South Shore Playground Parking Area to Burkett Park Loop

Lonesome Dove
A solitary dove perched on a dead mesquite branch - a good symbol for today's hike.
User: MikeHikes - 7/22/2018

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 7.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes


Out       Playground parking area > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Burkett Park         3.5 miles

Return   Burkett Park > Winding Snake (20 meters) > Suzanne's Trail (W) > Lanky Lackey > Nature Loop > Tasajilla Flats > Playground parking area       4.0 miles

Temps start at 80, end at 88.  Sunny with thin, high, wispy clouds and intermittent breeze.

Quiet hike today along dry trails.  All trails have been groomed and are easy to traverse.  This area is in a multi-day, 100+ temp rut and it shows at the park.  No flowers or cacti in bloom, lots of dry vegetation, minimal movement by birds, and few animals or reptiles are seen.  O.C. Fisher reservoir is at 8.4% capacity and continues to drop.  There are some park users but not many, even on the weekend.


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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Lonesome Dove
Area around San Angelo State Park
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