South Shore - Isabel Harte to Armadillo Ridge Figure 8

The Phoenix Rises From The Ashes
Like the legendary Phoenix, the park is rising from the ashes of the the December 2021 prescribed fires as evidenced by this photo taken on January 19, 2022. I hope the animals and birds return as well.
User: MikeHikes - 1/19/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 11.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes


Leg 1 -  Isabel Harte > Winding Snale > WS to LL Connector > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo Ridge > Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park       5.7 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > WS to LL Connector > Lanky Lackey > Nature Trail > Tasajilla Flats > Playground Parking Area > Chaparral > Isabel Harte   5.3 miles

Leg 3 -  Nature Trail   .5 miles

Temp started at 55, ended at 75.  Sunny with a few clouds and a 10-15mph Westerly wind.  A few sprinkles when I started at 0730 but they ended quickly.

A long hike in good weather along dry, easy to see and traverse trails.  There is a major cold front moving in today so I wanted to get a good long hike in and I did.  I saw about a dozen deer, a single Turkey Vulture, a single Yellow Shafted Flicker, a few Mockingbirds and about 20 sparrows of various kinds.  The surprise was seeing a Queen butterfly as I was leaving.

The park is recovering from the prescribed fires (photo attached) and I hope the multi day freeze we're expecting starting tonight does not affect the recovery.


Shade available at numerous campsites at Isabel Harte. Water is at a central location.

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

Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station are available at Playground parking area.

Log Photos
The Phoenix Rises From The Ashes
Area around San Angelo State Park
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