The San Angelo State Park is a Texas state park that encompasses 7,677 acres. It is operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under lease from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It opened in 1995 and is situated on the shores of O.C. Fisher Reservoir.
The Concho people first settled the area and was a place of farming, ranching, sheepherding, and oil exploration. It was later established as the county seat for Tom Green County. Today, the park contains Indian rock art, ancient animal tracks, and the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd.
Camping in San Angelo State Park is a great way to enjoy the scenery outdoors. There are over 50 miles of multi-use trails to explore. Other activities include fishing in Javelina Pond and hunting in season with a permit. The park also features an orienteering course.
The park features six one-room cabins. Each cabin has a double bed or two bunk beds, a small refrigerator, and a barbecue grill. It also has a playground and two boat ramps. There are also restrooms at the park. You can also enjoy the radio-controlled airplane field and the day-use picnic area. An 8-mile hiking and biking trail connects the two camping areas.
Hunting enthusiasts can enjoy a game of deer and turkey in the park. The park is also home to a large variety of wildlife. Hunting is an option in the park, and there are special drawings for deer and spring turkeys. The park is also home to over 250 species of birds.
Camping is available at the South Entrance. There are 39 water and electric sites in the park. Many of the sites have lake views. Others back up to native areas. Each campsite is equipped with a covered picnic table and a grill. Tent sites are also available. Most tent sites are open, but a few have good-sized trees. The campground is well-maintained, and the parking pads are paved.