Park Mid-Section - Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook and Back

A healthy Survivor!
After the intense cold a few weeks ago, I was concerned about the park's wildlife. This grey fox appears to be healthy!
User: MikeHikes - 3/3/2021

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.80 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Out      -  Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > Trailhead to Trailhead w/Detours (N) > Cougar Overlook         3.7 miles

Return  -  Cougar Overlook > service road (WSW) > River Bend (S) > 5 Points Junction > Flintstone (S) > Playground (S) > Bell's Point > Playground > Potts Creek (S) > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park.

Temps started at 40, ended at 72.  SW breeze blew steadily and increased in intensity.  Sunny with very few clouds.

All trails were dry and easy to traverse.  Today, I hiked along some trails I normally don't use. As far as animals - today I spotted six deer as well as a healthy fox (photo attached).  Birds - there were a number of Turkey Vultures circling overhead, a few songbirds as well as a Loggerhead Shrike and the usual Mockingbirds.  Spring is coming so hopefully the bird and animal population will rebound from the intense cold we experienced a few weeks ago.

Nothing else was going so I'll just say, today's hike was simply a very pleasant walk in the park.


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

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

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

Water, shade and info kiosk available at Bell's Point.

Log Photos
A healthy Survivor!
Area around San Angelo State Park
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