Oscar Scherer State Park


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Oscar Scherer State Park


Location:On US 41, 2 miles south of Osprey.
Facilities:Full-facility campsites, primitive camping area (tents only) for youth/adult groups, beach, boat ramp (canoes and kayaks only), canoe/kayak rentals, multi-use trails, nature trail with butterfly gardens (é), pavilions, picnic areas, 3 playgrounds (é), restrooms (é), showers, visitors/nature center.
Activities:Camping, canoeing/kayaking, freshwater and saltwater fishing, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing, guided canoe tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park's extensive scrubby flatwoods provide habitat for the threatened Florida scrub-jay as well as other declining species, including the gopher tortoise, gopher frog, and indigo snake.
Address:1843 S Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Phone:941-483-5956
Fax:941-480-3007
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/oscarscherer
Size: 1,377 acres land; 4.5 acres water.

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Oscar Scherer State Park offers 15 miles of nature trails, campgrounds and canoeing on South Creek.
The Friends of Oscar Scherer State Park worked 26,000 hours last year, equivalent to 10 fulLtime positions.
For more glimpses into the natural habitat of our area, take a trip out east to Myakka State Park or south to Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey.