Park Mid-section - Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook Long Loop

First for this Year Roadrunner.
Fairly common residents at the park, this female is the first I saw this year.
User: MikeHikes - 3/6/2023

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 10.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours


Leg 1 -  Burkett park > WS to LL Connector > Rollercoaster > West Potts Creek > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction     4.2 miles

Leg 2 -  5 Points Junction > Flintstone (N) > Cougar Overlook > service road (WSW) > River Bend (S) > 5 Points Junction   2.6 miles

Leg 3 -  5 Points Junction > Flintstone (S) > Playground Trail > Bell's Point > Playground Trail (S) > Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett park   3.4 miles

Temp started at 60, ended at 80.  Sunny with high hazy clouds, light but steady SW wind at 5-10mph w/gust to 15mph.

All trails were easy to see and traverse.  I saw a gropupd of about 20 javelinas as I drove in otherwise no animals.  The birds were heard but rarely seen although as I was leaving the park, I encountered the first for this year Roadrunner (photo attached).  For the past two years the agaritas have not bloomed in large numbers but this year is different.  Agaritas all over the park are in bloom and the perfume they put out is very prevalent. 


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 are available at Cougar Overlook.

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

Log Photos
First for this Year Roadrunner.
Area around San Angelo State Park
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