Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to 5 Points Junction Loop

Axis Deer inside the park.
Normally I only see White tail deer but there were three Axis deer (Only got a photo of one) with some White tail deer, fairly close to the park entrance gate.
User: MikeHikes - 9/21/2019

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 7.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Comments:

Out -     Burkett Park > WS to LL Connector > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadill > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction       4.3 miles

Return - 5 Points Junction > Flintstone (S) > Playground Trail > Bells Point > Playground Trail > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park     3.6 miles

Temp started at 74, ended at 89.  Partly cloudy and steady s wind at 10-15 mph.

Pleasant hike along dry, easy to see trails.  Only a few portions of the hike had vegetation issues and they weren't severe.  There wasn't much wildlife or bird activity except right at the beginning when I spotted three Axis deer with some White tail deer.  Otherwise, the wind kept most of the birds low to the ground. 

There were quite a few grasshoppers still out.  Purple thistle as well as a few wild flowers were being occupied by various insects.

All in all, a nice, quiet, relaxing hike with a cooling wind blowing constantly.

 

NOTES

Water, Shade, Info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.

Water, shade, info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction

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

 

 



Log Photos
Axis Deer inside the park.
Area around San Angelo State Park