San Angelo State is located on the shores of O.C. Fisher Lake just outside of San Angelo, Texas (pop 98,722). The lake has a wide fluctuation in the water level that can impact some activities. Whatever the level, the lake is usually stocked with fish and has been stocked many times over the years. Also, swimming, at your own risk, is an option.
The park has over 50 miles of multi-use trails, for hiking, mountain bikes, and equestrian trails for horse riders. You must bring your own horse. They even have campsites that you share with your horse. Pens and pole tethers are provided the water and electric sites, poles only at primitive sites. You may bring your own portable pens.
Check park website for scheduled equestrian events and other details.
My favorite thing about San Angelo State Park is the spaciousness of the campgrounds, even when full of campers. One year I stayed at the park in my camper and did my all of my Christmas shopping in San Angelo.
San Angelo provides a lot of attractions including a restored Fort Concho, the River Walk, and Concho Avenue historic shopping district.
Also, there is nearby Lake Nasworthy and Twin Buttes Reservoir offer swimming and fishing.
Located on the South Shore of the lake in the Red Arroyo Camping Area
Bald Eagle Camping Area (horses allowed)
Equestrians may bring portable pens, but no pens or tethers are provided.
Pens are furnished. Tie extra horses to a tree or your horse trailer.
These sites are in the Lakeview, Red Arroyo, River Bend, Bald Eagle and North Concho camping areas. Water sources may be in the area, but not at every site. Horses are allowed in the North Concho and Bald Eagle camping areas. The North Concho sites have pens; you must bring portable pens for the Bald Eagle area.
Distance ranges from five to 20 miles. Sites are in the River Bend section and are accessible by foot, horseback, bike or vehicle. Half of the sites are reservable, and half are first-come, first-served. Most areas have water spigots and pit toilets. Everything that is packed in must be packed out.
Update: 11 May 2020