• Oscar Scherer State Park

    The campground will be closed May 1, 2019 - November 22, 2019 while campground bridge is replaced. Bridge work may be completed early, so check Reserve America periodically for reservation opportunities.

    Surrounded by urban sprawl, Oscar Scherer State Park is an unexpected oasis providing visitors with a refreshing escape into natural Florida.

    Oscar Scherer is a hidden gem surrounded by housing developments and major highways, and the park plays an invaluable role in the preservation of Florida scrub-jay habitat. Bald eagles nest here in the winter and in the summer Lake Osprey attracts anglers, swimmers, and kayakers. Fifteen miles of trails provide solitude, beauty, challenge and a healthy adventure for everyone. The park is a popular stopover for bicyclists and walkers on the Legacy Trail, making Oscar Scherer an important place for the surrounding community and a worthwhile stop for travelers.

  • Amenities/Features

    • Accessible Amenities
    • Beach
    • Campfire Circles
    • Campgrounds
    • Canoe Kayak Launch
    • Interpretive Exhibit
    • Laundry
    • Parking
    • Pets
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Playground
    • Restroom Facilities
    • RV
    • Shower Station
    • Visitor Center

    • Bicycling
    • Birding
    • Camping
    • Camping, Primitive Group
    • Fishing
    • Geo-Seeking
    • Hiking
    • Paddling
    • Picnicking
    • Roller Blading
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • Tours
    • Walking and Running
    • Weddings
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Address/Location

    Oscar Scherer State Park
    1843 South Tamiami Tr.
    Osprey FL 34229
    Office Phone: 941-483-5956
    Website: Oscar Scherer State Park