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San Angelo State Park

Things to Do

Activities include camping, swimming, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding on multiuse trails (contact the park about possible trail closures following wet weather). Fishing is available in Javelina Pond, which is regularly stocked with fish. There is a three-level orienteering course, and a bird and wildlife observation area. The park has a hunting program with a State Park Annual Hunting Permit and special drawing hunts for deer and spring turkey. The presence of American Indian rock art, ancient animal tracks, and majestic bison add a prehistoric touch to this park. San Angelo State Park is also home to the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd.

In addition to campsites for backpackers, tent campers, and recreational vehicles, the park also has a cabin and multiple group facilities.    

Swimming at your own risk is allowed in O.C. Fisher Lake. Lake Nasworthy and Twin Buttes Reservoir offer swimming and fishing and are approximately a 10-minute drive from the park.


The park has 50 miles of developed multiuse and divided trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. Visitors must provide their own horses. Equestrian camping is allowed in the North Concho Equestrian camp area. Pens and pole tethers are provided at the water/electric sites, and pole tethers only are provided at the primitive sites. Campers may bring portable pens. Water is located in the camp area as well as other locales throughout the park's trail system. Visitors must remove waste (pen and tether areas) when leaving. Equestrian events are held at the park at various times throughout the year.

Equipment Rentals

This park participates in the Angler Education “Tackle Loaner Program”; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.

Ranger Programs

Regularly scheduled tours and upon-request tours, for 10 or more visitors, take park visitors to ancient Permian animal tracks and Indian petroglyphs. Contact the park for a tour schedule and fees or check the calendar of events. Other tours include nature tours, hikes, bison/longhorn tours, equestrian tours, historic and prehistoric tours, and stargazing parties.

Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!

Area Attractions 

Nearby attractions include Fort Concho, a restored historic fort; Concho Avenue, which has a historic shopping district; the Riverwalk; and the Cactus Hotel. Lake Nasworthy and Twin Buttes Reservoir offer swimming and fishing and are approximately a 10-minute drive from the park.

3900-2 Mercedes Road
San Angelo, TX 76901

Latitude: 31.463922

Longitude: -100.508038

(325) 949-4757

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
  • Group - Adult: $2 Daily

Open daily.

Check for scheduled closures due to park hunts.


South Shore Gatehouse
Spring - Summer:

Sunday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fall - Winter:
Sunday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.


North Shore Gatehouse
Spring - Summer:
Sunday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday -  Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fall - Winter:
Sunday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Busy Season

Spring and summer


January average low is 32 degrees. July average high is 97 degrees. Annual average rainfall is 18.2 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1,847 feet

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