South Shore - Playground parking area to Burkett Park Loop + Roadrunner Loop

Bee Bush in Bllom!
Numerous Bee Bush plants are in bloom at various locations in the park. Vanilla scents are pleasant and the bugs like the plants too!
User: MikeHikes - 5/2/2024

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 9.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Trail > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park     3.7 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking area      2.8 miles

Leg 3 -  Playground parking rea > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area     3.1 miles

Temp started at 70, ended at 87.  Overcast then mostly cloudy.  Intermittent SW breeze at 0-5mph.

Easy hike along damp to muddy trails that are easy to see and traverse.  Only animals spotted were three Cottontail Rabbits and a male Turkey.  Numerous birds were seen and heard including a Bullock's Oriole, Cardinal and numerous Sparrows.  Lizards were plentiful on Roadrunner Loop.  Wildflowers are blooming with a few Indian Blanketst as well as a LOT of yellow cactus flowers and other yellow flowers in general.  Bee Bush is also blooming and scenting the air (photo attched). 


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

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

Water and shade available at numerous campsites along Roadrunner Loop.  Toilets and info kiosks are located at three places on the Loop as well.

Log Photos
Bee Bush in Bllom!
Area around San Angelo State Park
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