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's award-winning Lester Finley Barrier-Free Nature Trail--the first ADA-compliant hiking trail in the state park system when it was built by the all-volunteer Friends of Oscar Scherer in 1996--is a half-mile path meandering through a shady hardwood hammock along South Creek.
Many special events are staged throughout the year, historicspanishpoint.org Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S.
They'll park their car at the trail head at Oscar Scherer State Park and pedal south to the Venice Train Depot and on through the Venetian Waterway Park to beautiful, secluded Caspersen Beach.
A gracious, very private 1,000-acre-plus country club community midway between Sarasota and Venice, The Oaks has a rich history as the original winter estate of Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer, wife of hotel magnate Potter Palmer Nature lovers will appreciate the I 0-acre bald eagle sanctuary and proximity to Oscar Scherer State Park and to Historic Spanish Point, where the public can tour Mrs.
This year marks the 20th Public Lands Day, and Oscar Scherer State Park is offering food, music and more to entice you to come out and lend a helping hand.
The Friends of Oscar Scherer State Park worked 26,000 hours last year, equivalent to 10 fulLtime positions.
(City of Sarasota parks have long welcomed dogs, as have Myakka River and Oscar Scherer state parks.) Learn more at scgov.net/parks