Originally Posted by a3m0n
I'm going to be doing some training at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, TX from Sept - Feb this year. Is San Angelo state park a good place to hang? I haven't gotten a hammock yet, but plan to get one in a few weeks and get familiar with it before I go.
San Angelo Native here.... The park has over 50 miles of trail. Most of which I've mountain biked. I'm sure there are places where you can hang but most of the trees are bushy desert variety which would be difficult to hang out. A better option but not primitive would be the Goodfellow Rec Camp right by Lake Newsworthy (aka. Lake Nasty Water).
Link to info on rec camp here
There are lots of places around Lake Nasworthy that you can hammock hang from for sure. It's city park property and at least 10 years ago when I was a ground dweller I remember no permits or fees were required...it's free!
PM me when you are in San Angelo and I'll send you some links to specific spots around the lake that I've camped at. Also, I've got family there so we go back once a month or so. Maybe we can hang together sometime.
Oh as an FYI, the drinking water in San Angelo tasted bad do some people so get a filter or drink bottled. At restaurants as if water is filtered. And the strange thing about San Angelo compared to other places in Texas is that the Tex-Mex usually comes with a side of cole-slaw but not all you can eat flour tortillas. Some good Chinese food can be found at the Airport Cafe.
Specifically near San Angelo as far as state parks are concerned and hammock hangn' my bets are South Llano River SP and Lake Brownwood SP. Once again I've camped at both when I was a ground dweller and if memory serves correct there were ample trees.