San Angelo

State Park - Texas

San Angelo State Park is located on the shores of the O.C. Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo, Texas.

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San Angelo SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/san-angelo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Angelo_State_Park San Angelo State Park is located on the shores of the O.C. Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo, Texas.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. San Angelo #TxStateParks #BetterOutside TexasStateParks.org/App @SanAngeloSP @sanangelosp San Angelo State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife /texasparksandwildlife State Park @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife 8 4 7 56 9 10 1 8 5 2 3 6 4 7 18 9 20 19 1718 20 23 10 21 13 22 19 4 12 8 1 5 11 7 17 3 13 14 15 16 Isabel Harte Multi-Use Area FM 22 88 Chaparral Area Sites 41-60 Radio Controlled Airplane Area Spillway 1 3 2 1 4 63 6 5 5 3 1 6 2 Red Arroyo Camping Area 34 35 Bald Eagle Camping Area Fis her Re ser voi Mercedes 7 9 33 40 31 37 39 11 30 29 28 27 • A maximum of eight people per campsite. Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. • Excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). • All vehicles and RVs are to remain in center of campsite parking pads. 12 16 18 23 20 13 17 14 • All vehicles must stay off the grass. • Do not block boat ramp area. Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. 26 25 24 21 22 • GREY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. 38 O. C. Fisher Lake am Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Dump Station Primitive Sites Portable Pens Horse Trails Hiking Trails Biking Trails Nature Trail Picnic Area Group Picnic Pavilion Group Camp Group Bunkhouse Limited Service Cabins Playground Parking Boat Ramp Scenic Overlook Wildlife Viewing Area • Please review complete Park Rules and Regulations posted at headquarters. • Equine must have proof of a negative EIA (Coggins) test within the past 12 months. The form VS 10-11 is proof of testing. • Gathering of firewood is prohibited. Campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided at each site. No ground fires are permitted. Please use extreme caution with any burning materials during the high-fire danger seasons. rD Showers Water • Swim at your own risk. NO LIFEGUARD on duty. 15 19 k eC • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2020 TPWD PWD MP P4506-166B (2/20) 87 • Valid permit is required on windshield of each vehicle in park. 61 Restrooms Equestrian Sites • CHECK OUT time is 12 p.m or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). 7 9 Headquarters Water and Electric Sites PLEASE NOTE 25 23 24 12 8 21 22 10 151718 11 20 13 19 14 16 62 10 8 • Pets must be kept on leash. Please pick up after them. Lakeview Day Use Area C. 4 8 32 36 O. 2 4 6 3 5 228 2 9 6 South Entrance To San Angelo To G To B ngelo River Bend Camping Area 3 1 2 FM 12 To S a To San A FM 2288 gelo FM 853 FM 22 88 Burkett Trailhead and Day Use Area 11 n An Highland Range Scenic Lookout ree prin North Entrance rap North Concho Camping Area ig S N g LEGEND PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 3900-2 Mercedes Street San Angelo, TX 76901-2630 (325) 949-4757 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
San Angelo State Park North Unit Trails Map 362 S. FM 2288 San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 949-4757 www.texasstateparks.org POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 2 BURKETT TRAILHEAD 31° 28' 50.87" N 100° 31' 28.15" W Pass north through the masonry gate to access the park's most popular trail area. 3 BELL’S POINT 31° 29' 13.27" N 100° 32' 40.95" W A view above Turkey Creek named in honor of Mr. Bell, a friend of San Angelo State Park. 4 FIVE POINTS 31° 29' 31.37" N 100° 32' 38.13" W Choose your own trail adventure at this major intersection where five trails merge. 5 COUGAR OVERLOOK 31° 30' 19.59" N 100° 32' 13.95" W Pause here for scenic views of the North Concho River. 6 PERMIAN TRACKS 31° 31' 51.39" N 100° 33' 37.55" W Contemplate the distant past and immense creatures that once roamed here at these fossilized Permian Period tracks. 7 BELL’S TRAILHEAD 31° 31' 44.57" N 100° 32' 41.77" W This trailhead in the North Unit of the park provides access to many different trails. 8 RIVER BEND GATE 31° 30' 53.59" N 100° 33' 25.15" W Get the gate combo from park staff to access the River Bend Camping Area and trails to the north and south. LEGEND Parking Restrooms Vault Toilet Playground Gatehouse Drinkable Water Water for Horses Picnic Area Group Picnic Area Group Camp Campground Campsites with Water & Electricity Equestrian Campsites Dump Station Scenic Overlook Permian Period Track Site Longhorn Viewing Area All trails are hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4506-0166E (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. San Angelo State Park - North Unit Choose your trail adventure! Whether you’re a mountain biker, equestrian, hiker or trail runner, San Angelo State Park has something for you. Our well-maintained trails offer scenic vistas and the opportunity to glimpse a portion of the official Texas State Longhorn Herd and American bison by guided tour. You’ll discover restored grasslands, interesting rock formations, hardwood river bottoms and amazing wildlife. So hit the trail! STAYING SAFE TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION TRAILHEAD TO TRAILHEAD ROUTE 5.3 mi. (one-way) Easy This user-friendly old road is an easy way to traverse the park if you want to bypass the other trails. SHADY TRAIL 0.5 mi. (one-way) Easy Perfect on a hot day, this trail meanders through pecan hardwood river bottoms. DINOSAUR TRAIL SYSTEM 2.2 mi. (one-way) Moderate This series of trails is split for equestrians and mountain bikers, with hikers allowed on both. It leads you to the fossilized creature tracks from the Permian Period, made 90 million years before the dinosaurs. Good for intermediate mountain bikers. RIVER BEND TRAIL SYSTEM 2.9 mi. (one-way) Moderate Split for equestrians and mountain bikers, with hikers allowed on both trails. Test your endurance on the longest trail system in the park. It includes varied terrain. FLINTSTONE TRAIL SYSTEM 1.9 mi. (one-way) Moderate This trail cruises along, stopping at both Five Points and Cougar Lookout for some nice rest areas and views. KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. NORTH SCENIC LOOP 0.4 mi. Easy Short and easy, this trail winds through shady trees and approaches the river for a beautiful view. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. NORTH AND SOUTH SLICK ROCK TRAILS Moderate to Challenging Hike or ride through some interesting rock formations in an area that a park volunteer, John Talley, believes looks like Moab, Utah. There’s a little bit of everything in this wonderful state park! (one-way) 0.5 mi. (one-way) TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when yo
San Angelo State Park - South Unit Trails Map 362 S. FM 2288 San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 949-4757 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Headquarters Parking Gatehouse Gift Shop Cabin Area Restrooms Vault Toilet Showers Playground Amphitheater Drinkable Water Water for Horses Picnic Area Group Picnic Area Campground Boat Ramp Dump Station Scenic Overlook Longhorn Viewing Area Bison Viewing Area Wildlife Viewing Spillway All trails hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 CHAPARRAL TRAILHEAD 31° 28' 5.98" N 100° 30' 12.12" W The main trailhead in the South Entrance of the park to access several trails. 2 BURKETT TRAILHEAD 31° 28' 50.87" N 100° 31' 28.15" W Pass north through the masonry gate to access the park's most popular trail area. 3 BELL’S POINT 31° 29' 13.27" N 100° 32' 40.95" W A view above Turkey Creek named in honor of Mr. Bell, a friend of San Angelo State Park. 4 FIVE POINTS 31° 29' 31.37" N 100° 32' 38.13" W Choose your own trail adventure at this major intersection where five trails merge. No claims are made as to the accuracy of the data nor to its suitability for a particular use. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4506-0166G (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. San Angelo State Park - South Unit Choose your trail adventure at San Angelo State Park. TRAIL POTT’S CREEK TRAIL 1.5 mi. (one-way) SYSTEM Moderate Pott’s Creek and West Pott’s Creek trails wind through the creek bed and then pop up on top of Armadillo Ridge for a nice view of the area. Whether you’re a mountain biker, equestrian, hiker or trail runner, San Angelo State Park has something for you. Our well-maintained trails offer scenic vistas and the opportunity to glimpse a portion of the official Texas State Longhorn Herd and American bison by guided tour. You’ll discover restored grasslands, interesting rock formations, hardwood river bottoms and amazing wildlife. So hit the trail! RED DAM LOOP 0.8 mi. (one-way) Moderate Hike in from the Chaparral Trailhead or start at the Chaparral Group Shelter. This trail takes you up on top of a red dirt hill. PLAYGROUND TRAIL 2.0 mi. (one-way) Challenging This trail was named for all its twists, turns, ups and downs. It’s a fun mountain bike trail for experienced riders but also an adventurous hike. WINDING SNAKE TRAIL 1.4 mi. (one-way) Moderate This is a popular trail for beginning and intermediate mountain bikers. STAYING SAFE ROLLER COASTER TRAIL 1.0 mi. (one-way) Challenging Not for the faint of heart, this twisting trail of ups and downs is appropriately named. Enjoy on a mountain bike or on foot. KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/ hiking shoes. TURKEY CREEK TRAILS 2.0 mi. (one-way) Moderate The Turkey Creek Trails are split into equestrian and mountain biking trails but hikers are welcome on both. It’s a rocky route passing through the creek bed multiple times. DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION ROADRUNNER TRAIL 3.0 mi. Easy This easy loop is near the campground and passes by the birdwatching blind. Hiking only. (round trip) DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. TRAIL ETIQUETTE Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. WEAR A HELMET. When mountain biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to harm people. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on the trails. Watch for grazing longhorns. Give them plenty of space and do not approach these a
© BOB ZELLER INTERPRETIVE GUIDE © CAROL HOLBERT @ CAROL MICHELE PHOTOGRAPHY HOME TO THE LARGEST PORTION OF OUR TEXAS STATE LONGHORN HERD, SAN ANGELO STATE PARK OFFERS AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AT THIS TEXAS TREASURE AS WELL AS A SMALL HERD OF BISON. ALONG WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOLITUDE AND ADVENTURE YOU’LL HILLS, ENCOUNTER PRAIRIES, HARDWOOD RIVER BOTTOMS AND O.C. FISHER LAKE WHICH PROVIDE HABITAT FOR Visiting San Angelo State Park opens a world of exploration to Concho Country waterways, wildlife and Texas history. Please remember to preserve and protect park resources for future generations by following these Leave No Trace principles and regulations: Keep Wildlife Wild – Please don’t feed or harass wildlife, bison or the cattle Trash Your Trash – It’s ugly and can make wildlife sick Take Only Memories and Pictures – Leave all plants, wildlife, rocks and artifacts Be Safe – In case of emergency, know where you are in case you need to call for help Protect Your Pets – They must be on a leash no less than six feet and cleaned up after Be Kind to Other Visitors – Yield to visitors on horse and watch out for mountain bikers San Angelo State Park 3900-2 Mercedes Road , San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 949-4757 • www.tpwd.texas.gov/sanangelo Follow us on Facebook! AN ARRAY OF WILDLIFE. OVER 60 MILES OF TRAILS LET VISITORS Cover photo © Carol Holbert @ Carol Michele Photography EXPERIENCE THE PARK ON FOOT, BICYCLE OR HORSE. Proud Sponsor of Texas Parks and Wildlife Programs © 2018 TPWD. PWD BR P4506-0166F (7/18) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. SAN ANGELO STATE PARK S A N A N G E L O S T A T E P A R K © CAROL HOLBERT @ CAROL MICHELE PHOTOGRAPHY WATER BRINGS LIFE The Concho River and its tributaries, such as the North Concho River which flows through San Angelo State Park, spread through the valley like veins, providing the area’s lifeblood – water. Historic Native American groups were drawn to the lush resources of Concho Country but none held the land for extended periods of time. In spring Jumano peoples left their winter home in Texas’ Big Bend region for Concho Country to hunt bison, deer and fish the river and tributaries. In the fall they harvested pecans, honey and root plants and returned home in the winter. San Angelo State Park is home to the only known petroglyph (rock carving) sites along the Concho River. Archeologists believe that these petroglyphs were carved 400-800 years ago, possibly by the Kiowa or Comanche. Early Spanish explorers named the Concho River, Spanish for “shell,” after its abundant freshwater mussels, an important food supply. A gift from these mussels are the prized Concho Pearls, unique because of their iridescent light pink to deep purple color. In 1867, nearby Fort Concho was established to protect area settlers and westward travelers. In 1947, construction began for the lake to help with soil erosion and flood control. In 1975 the lake was named for Ovie Clark Fisher, a U.S. Congressman who served 32 years in the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas’ 21st Congressional District. San Angelo State Park opened to the public in 1995. © SCOTT GARTMAN O.C. Fisher Lake One of the Texas State Longhorn Herd TEXAS TREASURES Proudly roaming the park, a true Texas treasure, part of the Texas State Longhorn Herd represents the independence and hardiness of Texans. They descended from Spanish cattle brought by explorers around the late 1500s. Escapee cattle ventured out on their own and adapted to Texas scrub country by the rule we know as: “survival of the fittest.” After the Civil War, Texas Veterans came home to a state without much of an economy, but millions of free-range Texas Longhorn. Feeding a hungry country after the war, Texans and other cowboys began to rustle up longhorn and drive them north on the nearby Goodnight-Loving Trail to Kansas City for processing. This strengthened the Texas and American economy for several years. As free range began to close off, Texas Longhorn were barb-wired in and bred with other cattle, nearly to the point of extinction. In 1936 Sid Richardson funded Texas historian J. Frank Dobie and Graves Peeler to round up a herd of purebred longhorns. By 1941 he selected 2
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