Oscar Scherer State Park107 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229, USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-9414835956
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Trail, Park, Camp, Family And Kids, Nature
Oscar Scherer State Park consists of large-scale Flatwoods which make it one of the best places in southwest Florida. You can also view an imperilled species named scrub-jays that are found in abundance. Alongside a vista of wildlife, you can find some magnificent landscapes. Visitors could avail a wide range of recreational activities like swimming, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing, and camping. You can try saltwater as well as freshwater fishing from the creek’s bank. Tourists can walk along the trails which are quite challenging but mesmerising. Some of the facilities provided by Oscar Scherer State Park include a drinking fountain, butterfly observation area, and fishing dock which is accessible by wheelchair.
How to Reach Oscar Scherer State Park
- Buses 17, 1713 to stop- Us S41 @ Oscar Scherer Park NB
- Buses 17, 1713 to stop- Us S41 @ Shoreland Dr (Oscar Scherer) SB
Oscar Scherer State Park Reviews & Ratings
Nice smaller state park. Used to camp here all the time. The on-site amenities have definitely gotten better and cleaner over the years. The park is well maintained too. You can bring the family to grill out at the pavilion and let the kids play on the he playground. You can also find a good spot to fish or rent a kayak from the park and ride the waters. Great place to watch the sunrise too!
I kayaked into the park from the intercoastal side and found it to be amazing. I was with people who have kayaked, biked and hiked there before so they showed me around. We went ashore and used the bathrooms at the camp ground, which looked like an amazing place to camp. The trails were well maintained and the waterway was beautiful. I would recommend if you don't go with someone that is familiar with the area pay attention to the depth and tides. You could go in to far at high tide and have to walk out at low tide (and you always have to watch for alligators). I didn't see any, but I live on the water just west of there and have seen gators at my dock, so I wouldn't want to walk out of there. I've lived here for 10 years and had never been to the park, but I will be making it a regular place to visit (on land and by water).
Really nice park. Camping and canoe rentals. Barbecue grills, clean restrooms and excellent Florida wildlife officials available assist you with whatever you need.
Some trails arent marked too well.. got a good run.. loved that they have showers there..havent been swimming there yet.. but looks very inviting..
A beautiful park with lots of wildlife. I strongly recommend wearing comfortable shoes so that you can walk along the trails and paths, and bringing a camera to capture the amazing sights!