The City of San Marcos released maps that clearly show the trails and areas that are closed from March 1 to May 31, 2017 to protect the nesting golden-cheeked warbler.
From the City of San Marcos web site:
"The golden-cheeked warbler is an endangered species of bird that breeds only in central Texas and nests in the Ashe-juniper and oak found in some of our natural areas. In an effort to protect these rare birds certain trails in Purgatory Creek Natural Area (Paraiso) and Spring Lake Natural Area (NW Blue Stem, Grey Fox, Porcupine and Roadrunner trails) will be closed from March 1-May 31 annually."
Click here for maps of closed areas.
[Reprinted from past years posts. The CoSM acquired several of these properties with monies from TPWD and USFWS with the stipulation that these areas would be protected.] -LJ