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San Angelo State Park - South Unit Trails Map 362 S. FM 2288 San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 949-4757 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 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 animals. HUNTERS MAY BE ACTIVE DURING HUNTING SEASON. Check with HQ for more information. For information on Texas State Parks, visit Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts. 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