Park Mid-section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook

First Meadowlark of the Season.
A common winter visitor, there were two groups of four Meadowlarks spotted near Cougar Overlook - the first time I've seen them this year.
User: MikeHikes - 11/19/2020

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.80 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Out    --  Burkett park > WS to LL Connector > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Potts Creek > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction > River Bend > service road (NNE) > Cougar Overlook    5.7 miles

Return -  Cougar Overlook > Flintstone > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Burkett Trail > Burkett park     3.1 miles

Temp started at 60, ended at 70.  Overcast with fairly consistent, 15-20 mph South wind. 

Peaceful hike along easy to see, dry trails.  Only animals spotted were a javalina and a whitetail deer. Some birds were out and stayed pretty low to the ground.  One notable bird sighting was a group of Meadowlarks - the first sighting of this bird at the park this Fall. I passed two other hikers during the four hours I was out on the trails so it was not crowded; all in all, the hike was a very quiet and peaceful walk in Nature.


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 a bicycle repair station available at Cougar Overlook.

Log Photos
First Meadowlark of the Season.
Area around San Angelo State Park
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