South Shore - Chaparral Pavillion to Burkett Park Loop

A Busy Bee
Flowering bushes are now evident and the bees are buzzing - a sure sign of Spring!
User: MikeHikes - 4/17/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 5.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours


Leg 1 -  Chaparral Pavillion > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Burkett park      2.7 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > WS to LL Connector > Lanky Lackey > Nature Trail > service road (NE) > Chaparral Pavillion   3.2 miles

Temp started in low 60's, ended in mid-70's.  Overcast then sunny with a steady breeze.

The park is greening up!  It was as if a switch had been turned on from a week ago - the mesquites are now a lime green and the grass is showing, more flowers have appeared and some of the bushes have small flowers on them.  The birds have become more numerous with Scissortails and Kingbirds making an appearance.  No animals seen besides a few whitetail deer. 

Even though the area is still in a drought condition, it's heartening to see the vegetation and wildlife making an appearance.


Water, shade, info kiosks and toilets available at the campgrounds near the Chaparral Pavillion.

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

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A Busy Bee
Area around San Angelo State Park
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